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Conference

Energy and Economic Competitiveness

The Cost of Energy Supply, Security and Sustainability

6 Oct 2014 - 09:00 to 7 Oct 2014 - 13:15

Chatham House, London

What is the effect of energy prices on economic competitiveness?

The US shale revolution continues to redefine the global energy map and is said to be strengthening the competitiveness of US industry. At the same time, Europe and Japan continue to experience rising energy costs, with implications for economic competitiveness and potentially for long-term growth.

Understanding the impact of energy costs on economic competitiveness is critical to developing sound policies, directing investment and delivering secure, sustainable and affordable energy. Policy-makers must confront complex forces and balance competing priorities.

This conference addresses crucial questions, including:

  • What role do energy-intensive industries play in driving economic growth?
  • How will energy security fears shape geopolitical developments?
  • What are the barriers to diversifying energy supplies in regions with high energy costs?
  • How can energy policies address climate concerns without jeopardizing competitiveness?
  • How, and at what cost, can greater energy security and sustainability be achieved?

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To enable as open a debate as possible, this conference will be held under the Chatham House Rule.

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DAY ONE
Monday 6 October

Session One
Energy Costs and Economic Competiveness
09:00-11:15

Chair’s opening remarks
Antony Froggatt, Senior Research Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources, Chatham House

  • What has been the impact of the US natural gas ‘revolution’ on the US economy and manufacturing sectors?
  • How effective are the EU’s current climate and energy policies in making the EU a globally competitive, lower carbon economy?

Keynote speakers
Melanie Kenderdine, Director of the Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis, US Department of Energy  (on the record)

Questions and discussion 

Rob Franklin, President, ExxonMobil Gas & Power Marketing Company (on the record)

Questions and discussion

  • Are energy-intensive industries relocating their operations as a result of high energy costs?
  • Should reducing energy costs be a policy priority, or should countries with high energy costs reduce their economic reliance on energy-intensive industries?
  • Can Germany maintain its economic competitiveness whilst continuing to transition to low carbon energy?

Chair
Edward Chow, Senior Fellow Energy and National Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies 

Speakers
Russel Mills, Global Director of Energy & Climate Change Policy, Dow Chemical   

Professor Jason Bordoff, Director, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University

Thomas Breuer, Head of Climate and Energy Unit, Greenpeace

Questions and discussion

11:15-11:45   Refreshments

Session Two
Energy Market Dynamics
11:45-15:30

i) Geopolitics and European energy security 

Moderated Panel Discussion

  • What is the current progress and longer term potential of Russian gas exports to the Asia-Pacific region?
  • Can Europe reduce its dependence on Russian gas? 
  • Where is the balance of power in the energy relationship between the EU and Russia? 

Chair
Professor Jason Bordoff, Founding Director, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University

Speakers
Professor Mike Bradshaw, Professor of Global Energy, Warwick Business School

Katja Yafimava, Senior Reseach Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

Ilya Zaslavskiy, Robert Bosch Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House

Questions and Discussion

13:00-14:00    Lunch

ii) Global energy developments

Chair
Bill Farren-Price, Chief Executive Officer, Petroleum Policy Intelligence 

  • How can hydrocarbon producing countries in Africa meet increasing domestic demand for energy?
  • How will an anticipated move away from coal in China and the US affect new coal investment and the global energy mix?
  • What are the implications of the growing energy relationship between the Gulf and Asia?

Keynote speaker
Dr Kandeh Yumkella, UN Under-Secretary-General, Special Representative of the Secretary-General; Chief Executive Officer, Sustianable Energy for All (on the record)

Speakers
Edward Chow, Senior Fellow Energy and National Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Valérie Marcel, Associate Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources, Chatham House

Questions and Discussion

15:15-15.45   Refreshments

Session Three 
Climate Goals and Competitiveness
15:45-17:15

Moderated Panel Discussion 

  • How can the EU 2030 framework deliver on its energy security, climate and economic goals?
  • Are climate goals affecting economic competitiveness or is the choice between cleaner energy and competitiveness a false dichotomy?
  • At current levels of investment, which regions will compete most successfully in a low carbon economy?
  • To what extent will China’s unprecedented investments in clean energy and energy efficiency contribute to its low carbon competitiveness?

Moderator
Shane Tomlinson, Senior Research Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources, Chatham House

Speakers
Dr Pierre Dechamps, Adviser for Energy, Climate Change and the Environment, European     
Commission

Anthony Hobley, Chief Executive Officer, Carbon Tracker Initiative

Karsten Neuhoff, Head of Department, Climate Policy, German Institute for Economic Research

Martin Schoenberg, Head of Policy, Climate Change Capital Advisory Group

Dr Yang Fuqiang, Senior Advisor on Energy Environment and Climate Change, Natural Resources Defense Council, China


Questions and discussion

17:15   End of day one and reception hosted by Chatham House

DAY TWO
Tuesday 7 October

Session Four 
Cost of Energy Security
9:30-11:15 

  • How can the balance between increased energy security and improved competitiveness be achieved?
  • Is shale gas critical to increasing European competitiveness?
  • What is the role of energy efficiency in strengthening industrial competitiveness and energy security?
  • How can Japan address its energy import-driven trade deficit? Can Japan achieve a secure and economically competitive fuel mix?
Chair
Joan MacNaughton, Executive Chair of the World Energy Trilemma, World Energy Council 
Speakers
Holger Lösch, Member of the Executive Board, Federation of German Industries
John Williams, Senior Principal, Pöyry Management Consulting
Dr Fabian Kesicki, Energy Analyst, Directorate of Global Energy Economics, International Energy Agency
Dr Ken Koyama, Managing Director and Chief Economist, Institute of Energy Economics, Japan
Questions and discussion
11:00-11:30   Refreshments

Session Five
Establishing Policy Priorities
11:30-13:15 

  • How should policy-makers and industry set medium and long-term goals in a world of rapidly changing priorities?
  • Where is the public in the energy policy debate, both as voters and energy consumers?
  • Is competitiveness the current default energy policy priority? If so, should it be?
  • Why has progress on improving energy efficiencies been slow, despite being an EU priority?

Moderated panel discussion

  • Where is the public in the energy policy debate, both as voters and energy consumers?
  • Is competitiveness the current default energy policy priority? If so, should it be?
  • Why has progress on improving energy efficiencies been slow, despite being an EU priority?

Moderator
Antony Froggatt, Senior Research Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resource Governance, Chatham House

Panellists
David Elzinga, Senior Energy Technology Analyst, International Energy Agency 

Professor Catherine Mitchell, Professor of Energy Policy, University of Exeter

Joan MacNaughton, Executive Chair of the World Energy Trilemma, World Energy Council

Roger Miesen, Chief Technical Officer, Hard Coal, Gas, Biomass, RWE Generation

Questions and discussion

13:15 End of conference and lunch

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Keynote Speakers

Speakers

William Blyth

Director, Oxford Energy Associates and Associate Fellow, Chatham House

Professor Jason Bordoff

Director, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University

Mike Bradshaw

Professor of Global Energy, Warwick Business School

Thomas Breuer

Head of Climate and Energy Unit, Greenpeace

Edward Chow

Senior Fellow Energy and National Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Dr Pierre Dechamps

Adviser for Energy, Climate Change and the Environment, European Commission

David Elzinga

Senior Energy Technology Analyst, International Energy Agency

Bill Farren-Price

CEO, Petroleum Policy Intelligence

Antony Froggatt

Senior Research Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resource Governance, Chatham House

Anthony Hobley

Chief Executive Officer, Carbon Tracker Initiative

Fabian Kesicki

Energy Analyst, Directorate of Global Energy Economics, International Energy Agency

Ken Koyama

Managing Director and Chief Economist, Institute of Energy Economics, Japan

Holger Lösch

Member of the Executive Board, Federation of German Industries

Joan MacNaughton

Executive Chair of the World Energy Trilemma, World Energy Council

Dr Valérie Marcel

Associate Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources, Chatham House

Roger Miesen

Chief Technical Officer Hard Coal, Gas, Biomass, RWE Generation

Russel Mills

Global Director of Energy & Climate Change Policy, Dow Chemical

Catherine Mitchell

Professor of Energy Policy, University of Exeter

Karsten Neuhoff

Head of Department, Climate Policy German Institute for Economic Research

Martin Schoenberg

Head of Policy, Climate Change Capital Advisory Group

Shane Tomlinson

Senior Research Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources, Chatham House

John Williams

Senior Principal, Pöyry Management Consulting

Katja Yafimava

Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

Dr Yang Fuqiang

Senior Advisor on Energy Environment and Climate Change, Natural Resources Defense Council, China

Ilya Zaslavskiy

Robert Bosch Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House

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