Book Launch: Energy Statistics in Asia and the Pacific (1990–2009) and Energy Outlook for Asia and the Pacific

Description

ADB's publications Energy Statistics in Asia and the Pacific (1990–2009) and Energy Outlook for Asia and the Pacific are to be launched at the event.

Energy Statistics in Asia and the Pacific (1990–2009) is a compilation of energy supply and demand data of the member economies of ADB in Asia and the Pacific. The data include the latest 4 years of energy balances of 47 of the 48 ADB members in the region, and historical summary tables that present data on electric power generation, as well as macroeconomic and basic energy indicators.

Energy Outlook for Asia and the Pacific attempts to identify policy, social, infrastructure, and technology issues that must be addressed to meet the future energy needs of members of ADB in Asia and the Pacific. Two cases of the projected energy demand and supply up to 2035 for ADB members in Asia and the Pacific are presented:

  1. a business-as-usual case, which reflects the impact of existing policies and current technology levels on future energy demand and energy choice and which assumes that current trends in the development of new and renewable energy sources will continue into the future; and
  2. an alternative case that considers the potential for energy savings on both the demand and supply sides through the deployment of advanced and low-carbon technologies to increase energy security in the region.

For both outlook cases, carbon dioxide emissions generated and the investments required on the supply and demand sides were estimated.

Program

3:00-3:05 pm Welcome remarks and introduction of panel Anthony Jude
Senior Advisor and Chair, Energy Community of Practice, Asian Development Bank
3:05-3:30 pm Publication highlights S. Chander
Special Senior Advisor (Infrastructure and Public-Private Partnership)
Asian Development Bank
3:30-3:40 pm Official book launching S. Chander, Aiming Zhou, Anthony Jude
3:40-4:00 pm Question and answer session Panel
4:00-5:00 pm Press briefing