Briefing: The Future of North America-Asia Energy Trade
A briefing on the findings of the 2013 Pacific Energy Summit
The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) hosted a Capitol Hill briefing on the findings of the 2013 Pacific Energy Summit on June 19, 2013, in Washington, D.C.
This year's Summit, "Forging Trans-Pacific Cooperation for a New Energy Era," was co-hosted by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR), in a partnership with the Asian Development Bank. It convened more than 170 senior leaders from government, business, and research to explore what is needed to realize the full potential for more integrated energy trade and investment between Asia and North America.
At this briefing, top experts, policymakers, and industry leaders detailed the core themes of the Summit's discussions, including:
The critical relationship between energy markets and economic development in Asia
The impact of the shale revolution on U.S.-Canada energy relations
The likely role of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Asia's energy security strategies, and the outlook for natural gas to become a global commodity
The differing policy environments in the United States and Canada toward Asian energy investments in North America, and the implications for future trans-Pacific ties
Market and policy solutions for addressing the dual challenges of rising energy demand and climate change in the Asia-Pacific
Charles W. Boustany, Jr.
House of Representatives, United States
Asian Development Bank
The National Bureau of Asian Research; University of California, San Diego
Peter Hughes Energy Advisory Limited
Global Energy Strategies LLC