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Energy exploitation and cooperation is critically important in Asian countries. It involves considerations of international relations, geographic politics, and infrastructure construction. In the context of “The Belt and Road” proposed by China, economic growth has much to offer to improve policy making in this realm. Energy exploitation and cooperation define today’s major problems in energy economics and policy faced by energy industrialists, scientists and policy-makers worldwide.
We have progressed from the discovery of fire to the use of electricity, and from the excavation of fossil fuels to the rapid development of renewable energies. Every time, the discovery of new energy sources and the replacement of the old has always played a crucial role in human progress. Large scale exploitation and application of energy helps to increase productivity in a dramatic way, stimulating scientific and technological progress. It reduces the gap between countries and regions and advances economic globalization.
However, the development and use of energy also creates environmental and security problems, posing challenges for us all.The growth of population and economy leads to an immense increase in energy consumption. The global, ecological and environmental systems are now under huge pressure. Global challenges such as climate change and energy security are increasingly acute.
Energy cooperation features prominently in the win-win cooperation among Asian countries. They have had cooperation in the field of fossil fuels, such as oil and gas. How should energy development and cooperation in Asia be addressed? What kind of competition and cooperation patterns should be taken and how should they be applied? Does the current energy supply and transport infrastructure ensure long-term security? What alternative solutions exist? At the 6th IAEE Asian Conference these topics and more will be discussed in Wuhan.
Topics to be addressed include:
The general topics below are indicative of the types of subjects to be considered at the conference
Energy pricing issues within Asian economies
Forecasting Asian energy demands and supplies in total and by primary energy source and geography
Forecasting needed energy infrastructure investments in Asia
Opportunity and challenge in energy exploitation and cooperation
National security and strategic implications of meeting Asian energy growth
Energy efficiency improvements
Possible changes in the structure of Asian energy markets
The Impact of Advanced Energy Technologies
Energy and Electricity markets reform
Grid and Power industry
Climate change policy and effective CO2 removal
Investment issues in liberalized markets
Economics of Oil and Gas (Upstream, Midstream, Downstream)
Electricity and Gas Trading
Energy Poverty, Subsidies and Tax Policies
Geopolitical Impacts on the Energy Sector in Asia