I am in Singapore now, preparing for big conference on 2-3 October 2014.
Anyway, short news:
I gave some comments for the Commentary’s section on the latest AsianOil Asia Oil and Gas Monitor (24 September 2014, Week 38) from www.Newsbase.com entitled “Thai oil product export halt part of wider reform” where analysized the the military government’s decision to suspend oil product exports as its efforts to revamp the country’s energy sector.
Get your AsianOil here and read mine on Page 4.
I am on the front page of the China Daily Asia Weekly ASEAN Edition, August 29th, 2014, talking about coal in the region.
Front Page China Daily Asia Weekly ASEAN Edition, 29 August 2014
I was on China Daily, edition Asia Weekly 9 August 2013, talking about the future of green energy in ASEAN.
Asia Weekly: Planning for a greener future
By Karl Wilson
ASEAN must also improve its coal and oil technologies while investing in renewable energy
Despite the investment of billions of dollars in clean energy projects throughout the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), fossil fuel will still dominate the energy mix for decades to come.
Energy consumption and economic growth in the ASEAN region have been growing in tandem over the last two decades, and as Asia continues to grow, so too will its appetite for energy.
ASEAN will continue to be heavily dependent on fossil fuels for many decades, says Beni Suryadi, program officer for regional energy policy and planning at the ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) in Jakarta.
He expects fossil fuel use to increase from the current 70 percent of total energy production in ASEAN to 80 percent by 2030.
That is not to say ASEAN is ignoring clean energy, Suryadi tells China Daily Asia Weekly. He says ASEAN leaders are committed to a 15 percent target of clean energy — solar, wind, hydro, geothermal power — in the ASEAN energy mix by 2015.
“ASEAN nations have joined together to develop cost-effective carbon mitigation technologies and cleaner fossil fuel technologies including use of clean coal technology and nuclear power,” Suryadi says.
Read the full article here.
Just got the news, my article about Sustainable Energy for All: Rural Electrification in South East Asia is appeared on the latest edition of US-Asia Trade Magazine (US-ATM).
In this edition, US-ATM, took FAMs Talk: Exclusive Interviews of Foreign Affairs Ministers as the cover story.
I guess someday I will be there, right?
But for now, I am on Page 42-43.
ASEAN is one of the fastest growing economic regions in the world and has a fast rising energy demand driven by economic and demographic growth. ASEAN has been demonstrating a sharp rebound from the global crisis. In 2010 the region’s real GDP grew above the world average with some countries even recording two-digit economic growth. Total GDP of the region in 2010 was US$1,850 (at current prices) having grown by 7.4 percent from the previous year. The population of ASEAN reached 598.5 million in 2010, 1.3 percent more than the previous year.
The region’s economic and population growth had resulted in a consequential increase in final energy consumption. With the assumed GDP growth rate of 5.2 percent per annum from 2007 to 2030, it was estimated the final energy consumption increase to 427 MTOE (million tons of oil equivalent) in 2010 and will grow at an average annual rate of 4.4 percent to 1,018 MTOE in 2030 (ACE and IEEJ; the 3rd ASEAN Energy Outlook: BAU Scenario). This growth is very much higher than the world’s average growth rate of 1.4 percent per year in primary energy demand over 2008-2035 (IEA World Energy Outlook 2010).
In view of the high economic growth and need of energy supply, the challenge to ensure a secure supply of energy is an overriding concern for ASEAN. Energy is crucial to the transformation of ASEAN into a stable, secure, prosperous, rules-based, competitive, resilient and integrated economic community by 2015, named ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) 2015, that was formulated as AEC Blueprint, declared by ASEAN Senior Officer on Energy (SOE) Leaders on the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of ASEAN and the 13th ASEAN Summit in Singapore in 2007. Read more
I wrote an article for OGE Asia, a leading magazine in Oil, Gas and Energy sector from Indonesia, about the integration of ASEAN energy infrastructure towards the ASEAN Economic Community 2015 in its latest edition, Volume 5 : August 15 – September 15.
Go buy this IDR 95,000 magazine and enjoy a very comprehensive analysis about the Past, Present and Future Oil and Gas Industry in Indonesia as its cover story, and also read mine.
Update 16 September 2011: I posted the complete here. Check it.