Energy Security Program
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Dramatic developments are taking place in Asian energy markets with critical geopolitical, economic, and environmental implications. Energy demand is rising relentlessly across Asia, leading to increasing dependence on energy imports and a growing sense of energy insecurity among the major Asian powers.
The United States has a major stake in preventing competition over energy and commodities from fueling regional strategic distrust or increasing market volatility.
To address these issues, NBR’s Energy Security Program convenes senior policy and industry leaders and Asia energy specialists to engage in high-level discussions of Asia’s energy policies and their implications for geopolitics. Experts share insights and recommendations through a number of channels, including an invitation-only spring workshop, NBR’s annual Energy Security Report, and a public fall launch.
The 2017 Energy Security Program, "Asia's Energy Security and China's 'Belt and Road' Initiative" examined how China's ambitious plans to expand trade, investment, and diplomatic engagement across the Eurasian continent and through the sea lanes of the Indo-Pacific could reshape energy markets and assessed the implications for stakeholders in the region. The 2017 program convened a high-level workshop on June 7 and held a public panel event on Capitol Hill on December 5.