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ENERGY SECURITY PROGRAM Now in its eighth 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, NBR’s annual Energy Security Report, and a public fall launch event. PROGRAM THEMES • “Oil and Gas for Asia: Geopolitical Implications of Asia’s Rising Demand” (2012) explores how Asia’s rising energy demand, coupled with angst over prices and the reliability of future oil and LNG supplies, is shaping the strategic and economic agendas of Asia’s major powers. • “Asia’s Rising Energy and Resource Nationalism” (2011) examined if there is a connection between energy insecurity and state efforts to control major sea lanes, the impact of Asia’s national oil companies on the global industry, and the emergence of rare earth elements as an arena for national competition. • “Pipeline Politics in Asia: The Intersection of Demand, Energy Markets, and Supply Routes” (2010) analyzed the growth in overland pipelines in industrializing Asia and the resulting implications for Asian regional politics and energy security geopolitics. • “The New Energy Silk Road: The Growing Asia–Middle East Energy Nexus” (2009) assessed the likely evolution of Asia’s involvement in Middle East oil and gas development, including how Asia may affect future oil and gas supply development and the implications for U.S. policy. • “Opportunities and Constraints: Prospects for Russian Oil and Gas Supply to Asia” (2008) examined the role of energy in Russia’s strategic vision, regional perspectives on Russia as a reliable energy supplier, and implications for U.S. policy in the region. • “The Rise of Asia’s National Oil Companies” (2007) assessed the strategic and competitive implications of the rise of Asia’s national oil companies (NOC), examining the internal structures of Asia’s NOCs, their relationships with home governments, and geopolitical impacts for the United States and the region. • “China’s Search for Energy Security” (2005–06) focused on China’s global search for energy security, drawing implications for U.S. global energy and security interests and offering recommendations for policies that would allow the United States to respond more effectively. • “Asian Energy Security” (2004) examined the geopolitical, economic, competitive, and environmental implications of Asia’s growing energy security challenges. This year’s theme also informed the chapter “Asia’s Energy Insecurity: Cooperation or Conflict” in NBR’s Strategic Asia 2004–05: Confronting Terrorism in the Pursuit of Power. 2012 ENERGY SECURITY REPORT The 2012 Energy Security Report and all reports from past years are available for download at: NBR would like to thank Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, and JOGMEC for their generous support of the 2012 Energy Security Program, as well as the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars for co‑hosting the May Energy Security Workshop and the September launch. For more information on NBR’s Energy Security Program, please contact Clara Gillispie at or 202-347-9767. pacific energy summit Building economic and environmental security through innovative energy solutions mission The Pacific Energy Summit aims to foster economic and energy security in the AsiaPacific by developing practical solutions to the dual challenges of rising energy demand and climate change. a regional gathering The Pacific Energy Summit is an invitation-only event that convenes highlevel policymakers, industry leaders, and experts to articulate regional energy needs and opportunities. Participants explore market-based policy solutions, coordinate effortstoeffectivelyuseavailabletechnology and limited resources, and foster publicprivate partnerships. research and results To inform sessions and prompt thoughtprovokingdiscussion ,theSummitorganizers commission policy papers and interviews with top energy and political experts. A final report highlighting Summit findings is distributed to key stakeholders in the AsiaPacific region and the United States. 2012 • Hanoi, Vietnam Innovative Generation: Powering a Prosperous Asia The Summit explored best practices and policy solutions to help meet Asia’s rising electricity demand, sustain economic growth, and address the concurrent environmental impacts, featuring participants such as Under Secretary of State Robert D. Hormats (United States), Secretary Jose Rene Almendras (Philippines), and other global leaders. 2012 Summit Papers Powering Asia’s Growth: Meeting Rising Electricity Needs Mikkal Herberg, The National Bureau of Asian Research and University of California, San Diego Electricity at the Right Price Donald Hertzmark, DMP Resources First Principles: Technology as an Enabler for Productive Power Markets Peter Hughes, Scott Hare, and...


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