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2014 Pacific Energy Summit

"Sustaining and trusting partnerships are critical. Investors want to make an economic return for shareholders; governments want energy security and to optimize the benefits of their resource development; and customers want reliable and affordable energy. Strong relationships are needed over many decades."

    —Melody Meyer,
    President, Chevron Asia Pacific Exploration and Production Company

The annual Pacific Energy Summit provides a vehicle for ongoing collaboration and dialogue on the topics of energy security and climate change and seeks to forge lasting partnerships that address these challenges jointly.

The 2014 Pacific Energy Summit was brought to Seoul by the Republic of Korea Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), the Korea Energy Economics Institute (KEEI), and The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR).

On June 30-July 1, 2014, the Pacific Energy Summit convened key stakeholders from around the world in Seoul, South Korea, to discuss the market trends, geopolitical developments, policy decisions, and technological innovations that will play a critical role in determining the energy and environmental outlook for the Asia-Pacific.

This invitation-only event took place over two days in an interactive forum where high-level delegates explored what is needed to identify opportunities for stakeholders to pursue complementary energy and environmental strategies and work towards achieving the goal of a cleaner and more abundant energy future. While each country’s energy needs and natural endowments are unique, all are profoundly affected by developments in key consuming and producing nations, domestic and international politics, and the pace and scale of technological change.

Working Papers and Remarks

Multilateral Cooperation in Asia's Nuclear Sector: Prospects for Growth and Safety

James E. Platte, Pacific Forum CSIS

A Green Vision vs. a Brown Outlook: The Future of ASEAN’S Energy Mix

Xunpeng Shi, National University of Singapore

Moving Toward Greater Collaboration: Challenges and Tasks of Energy Cooperation in Northeast Asia

Sungkyu Lee, Korea Energy Economics Institute

Ahhyun Park, Korea Energy Economics Institute

Remarks Delivered at the 2014 Pacific Energy Summit (PDF)

Ith Praing, Ministry of Mines and Energy, Cambodia

Topics discussed included:

  • Finding the Best Mix: Policies, Markets and Innovations for Energy and Environmental Security
  • Northeast Asia Energy Policy: New Targets
  • Enhancing Regional Cooperation on Nuclear Safety
  • Southeast Asia: Developing Sustainable Energy and Environmental Policies
  • Strategies for Integrating Renewable Energy
  • Energy Strategies for Economic Growth
  • The North American Energy Renaissance

Mission of the Summit

Building Economic and Environmental Security through Innovative Energy Solutions

The Pacific Energy Summit aims to foster economic and energy security in the Asia-Pacific by developing practical solutions to the twin challenges of rising energy demand and global climate change.

The Summit convenes policymakers, industry leaders and experts to:

  • articulate regional energy needs and opportunities to explore innovative technology and policy solutions

  • coordinate efforts to make effective use of available technology and limited resources

  • foster public-private partnerships

Learn more about the Pacific Energy Summit.

Research and Results

Participants received expert policy papers in advance of the Summit to frame and inform the panel discussions. These papers will be distributed to key stakeholders in the region along with a final report summarizing key discussion points and findings. Briefings with key stakeholders and policymakers will be held in Washington, D.C., and Seoul to further the Summit discussion and findings.

Sponsorship Opportunities

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Laura Schwartz
Project Manager,
Trade, Economic, and Energy Affairs
+1.202.347.9767 (Washington, D.C., USA)

Related Event: Implications of North American Coal and Gas to Asia

This Capitol Hill event featured remarks by Congressman Charles W. Boustany Jr. (House of Representatives, Louisiana, 3rd district) and Congressman Gene Green (House of Representatives, Texas, 29th district), followed by panel discussions with senior experts on energy and environmental security. Learn more and listen to event audio.

Previous Pacific Energy Summits

2016 | Singapore

2015 | Beijing

2014 | Seoul

2013 | Vancouver

2012 | Hanoi

2011 | Jakarta

2009 | Tokyo

General Information

Clara Gillispie
Senior Director of Trade, Economic, and Energy Affairs (TEEA)

Media Contact +1.202.347.9767