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Indonesia: A Regional Energy Leader in Transition

Launch of NBR’s 2015 Energy Security Report

On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, NBR and the US-ASEAN Business Council cohosted the launch of NBR’s 2015 Energy Security Report, "Indonesia: A Regional Energy Leader in Transition."

2015 Energy Security Report

Indonesia: A Regional Energy Leader in Transition

Event Materials

Agenda & Speaker Bios (PDF)

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Event Audio

Panel 1

The Role of Energy in Indonesia’s Strategic and Economic Outlook

Panel 2

Environmental Drivers of Indonesia’s Energy Policymaking

Event Sponsors

Asian Development Bank

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ConocoPhillips

ExxonMobil

Indonesia’s successful democratic transition and strong economy have made the country a major political and economic power in both Southeast Asia and the broader region. Indonesia is now a key strategic and economic partner for the United States, as well as Japan and other countries in Asia, and has played an increasingly important role in shaping the future of the Asia-Pacific.

Energy resources and exports are a critical part of Indonesia’s success story and have helped raise levels of prosperity across Asia. However, rapidly rising energy demand, ongoing energy subsidies, and declining production have begun to erode this progress.

With these concerns in mind, the event examined the following issues:

  • Indonesia’s energy outlook, critical policy and market challenges, and major developments under the Jokowi administration
  • The country’s evolving coal, gas, and electricity nexus, and how stakeholders are seeking to manage the balance between affordability and sustainability
  • Key questions for promoting oil supply security
  • Efforts to strengthen environmental policymaking
  • Implications for the United States and the Asia-Pacific



8:30–8:40 a.m. | WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION


    Roy Kamphausen, The National Bureau of Asian Research

    Alexandra Stuart, US-ASEAN Business Council



8:40–9:30 a.m. | THE ROLE OF ENERGY IN INDONESIA’S STRATEGIC AND ECONOMIC OUTLOOK


Moderator:

    Mikkal E. Herberg, The National Bureau of Asian Research

Panel:

    Alexandra Stuart, US-ASEAN Business Council

    Emy Perdanahari, Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs, Republic of Indonesia

    J. William Ichord, International Business Consultant



9:30–10:20 a.m. | ENVIRONMENTAL DRIVERS OF INDONESIA’S ENERGY POLICYMAKING


Moderator:

    Clara Gillispie, The National Bureau of Asian Research

Panel:

    Luluk Sumiarso, The Indonesian Institute for Clean Energy and Climate Change

    Meredith Miller, Albright Stonebridge Group

    Donald Hertzmark, DMP Resources



Event Co-Hosts

Background: Energy Security Program

Now in its eleventh year, NBR's Energy Security Program convenes top energy and geopolitical experts from industry, research, and policy for an assessment of the developments taking place in Asian energy markets and their implications for geopolitics. To inform and strengthen the public policy dialogue, experts share insights and recommendations through a number of channels, including an invitation-only spring workshop, the annual Energy Security Report, and a public launch event in the fall.

Learn more about NBR's Energy Security Program.


On July 23, NBR and the US-ASEAN Business Council convened senior energy and geopolitical specialists to discuss they key energy and environmental challenges facing Indonesia and explore strategies for promoting greater access to energy while stimulating sustainable sector investment. Learn more.



In the lead-up to Indonesian president Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s U.S. visit, NBR prepared a recap of President Jokowi’s major economic and energy reforms during his first year in office that provides context for his agenda while in the United States: President Jokowi's Economic and Energy Reforms: A Year in Review.

Contact

For more information, please contact:

Andy Nguyen
Project Associate,
Trade, Economic and Energy Affairs
eta@nbr.org