Sustainable Energy Futures in Southeast Asia

March 31, 2011 • 3:00 – 4:00 pm EDT

The CSIS Southeast Asia & Energy and National Security Programs were honored to host an event launching a new study that will address the complex set of questions that policy makers in Southeast Asia are facing as they chart the course for the future of energy use in their countries.  Macroeconomic policies, competitiveness, increasing engagement by civil society, competition for resources and environmental/sustainability concerns are major considerations.  This study will compile a baseline review of energy and related environmental policies and standards in Southeast Asia’s largest economies, and then look toward the future by examining factors that may impact energy policies.  Finally, the study will provide a framework of policy choices for regulators and policy makers to consider as they set the direction for their countries’ future energy landscapes.

11:00am - 11:10am - Introduction and Project Overview

  • Ernest Z. Bower, Senior Adviser & Director, Southeast Asia Program, CSIS
  • David Pumphrey, Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, Energy and National Security Program, CSIS

11:10am - 11:20am - Why Examining Southeast Asia’s Sustainable Energy Policy Choices is Crucial

  • The Honorable David Sandalow, Assistant Secretary for International Affairs, US Department of Energy (Invited)

11:20am - 11:30am - ASEAN’s Perspective on the Future of Energy & Value of the Study

  • His Excellency Dino Patti Djalal, Indonesian Ambassador to the United States & Chairman, ASEAN Washington Committee

11:30am - 11:40am - Perspectives from the Corporate Sector

  • Peter Evans, Director, Global Strategy and Planning, GE Energy

11:40am - 11:45am - Concluding Remarks

  • Ernest Z. Bower, Senior Adviser & Director, Southeast Asia Program, CSIS

11:45am - 12:00pm - Question & Answer

David Pumphrey
Senior Associate (Non-resident), Energy Security and Climate Change Program

Ernest Z. Bower