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The Asia Pacific region already accounts for 60 per cent of global energy demand, and is forecast to continue growing hard in the coming decades, putting Asia at the forefront of significant changes in our global energy systems.

Despite the challenges linked to global warming, and massive investment in a wide range of renewable energies, fossil fuels seem certain to remain the foundation of most of the region's energy systems, though natural gas may displace some of our current reliance on coal.

In a future that will be increasingly electric, business-as-usual projections will nevertheless leave the region well short of achieving targeted CO2 emissions reductions, and much-needed reductions in energy intensity. Innovative breakthroughs in energy efficiency, renewables and carbon capture technology will be critical if targets are to be met.

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Energy Demand and Supply Outlook, researched over the past three years by the Tokyo-based Asia-Pacific Energy Research Centre (APERC), has addressed all of these challenges, with some probing findings.

James M. Kendell, Senior Vice President of APERC, and a leading author of the report, will discuss his team's key findings, and the implications for energy policy in the Asia-Pacific. Co-researcher Jun Fang will discuss challenges specific to Hong Kong.

Speaker(s) James M. Kendell is Senior Vice President of APERC. Since March 2016 he has overseen development of the APEC Energy Demand and Supply Outlook and managed studies of energy production and consumption in the Asia Pacific region. These include a series on oil, gas, and coal in the APEC region and recently-completed studies on emerging energy security risks, small-scale LNG in the Asia-Pacific region, and battery-electric and fuel cell vehicles.

Jun Fang has been a researcher of APERC since September 2018. He is one of the authors of the Hong Kong, China chapter and the China chapter of the APEC Demand and Supply Outlook. He also focuses on studying energy efficiency indicators in APEC economies.
Language English
Date and Time 2019/06/24 16:00 to 17:30
Venue Chamber Theatre, 22/F United Centre
Media Closed to media
Enquiries Brian Shum
Tel: 28231220
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