In this session, presenters discuss developments specific to countries of the Pacific Basin.
Energy market developments in China, the role of nuclear power in Asian economies, and the future of oil and natural gas in Asia are all addressed against a backdrop of energy security concerns.
Speakers include: Kenichi Matsui, Councilor Energy Data Modeling Ctr, Institute of Energy Economics; Makoto Takada, Senior Researcher, Institute of Energy Economics; Michael Lynch, President, Strategic Energy & Economic Research; and David Fridley,
Staff Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Mr. Fridley has 29 years of experience working and living in China. Prior to 1993, Mr. Fridley led the China Energy Project at the East-West Center in Hawaii primarily in the area of petroleum supply and demand, refinery analysis and modeling, international oil trade and energy policy, and concurrently was a petroleum industry consultant with Fesharaki Associates, now FACTS Global Energy. From 1993 to 1995, he was Business Development Manager in refining and marketing for Caltex China. Since 1995, Mr. Fridley has been a staff scientist and deputy of the China Energy Group at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, California, where his work involves extensive collaboration with the Chinese on end-use energy efficiency, end-use energy modeling, industrial energy use, government energy management programs, data compilation and analysis, medium and long term energy policy research. He is a Mandarin speaker.
Michael C. Lynch is President and Director of Strategic Energy and Economic Research, Inc. He has combined S.B.-S.M. degrees in Political Science from M.I.T., and has performed a variety of studies related to international energy matters, including forecasting of the world oil market, energy and security and corporate strategy in the energy industries, as well as analysis of oil and gas supply. He is a former Chief Energy Economist at DRI-WEFA, Inc. a leading economic consulting firm, and a past President of the United States Association for Energy Economics. He was a Senior Fellow for the USAEE. His publications have appeared in seven languages, as well as English, and he serves on several editorial boards, including for the journal Energy Policy and Geopolitics of Energy.
Kenichi Matsui was President of the IAEE in 1994. He joined the establishment of the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan in 1966 and worked at the Institute as a researcher till 1994. Since then, he has been Councilor at the Institute. He taught at the Faculty of Intercultural Communication of Ryukoku University from 1994 to 2007 and is now Professor Emeritus of the University. He has served for many International Organizations including OECD Energy Division, IEA, ESCAP, UN Conference on New and Renewable Sources of Energy as a consultant and in other positions. He has been Chair of the Expert Group on Energy Data and Analysis of the APEC Energy Working Group since 1991. He graduated from Tokyo University, Faculty of General Culture in 1963 and received his Ph.D in International Politics from Waseda University in 2006. He has published many books, including Introduction into the Theory of Energy Economics (Japanese, Nihon Kogyo Shinbun, 1975), International Energy Regime (Japanese, Energy Forum Publishing, 2006).
Makoto Takada graduated from Nagoya University in 1970 and 1972. He was employed by C. Itoh & Co. Ltd, C. Itoh Australia from 1972 to 2001. In 2001, he began with Itochu Australia Corp. until 2006, when he started at The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan.