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4th IAEE Asian Conference:

Beijing, China - September 19-21, 2014

 "Energy Economics: New Challenges and Solutions"

Main Conference Venue

We are very pleased to introduce to you the 4th IAEE Asian Conference, one of the four major conferences of the International Association for Energy Economics(IAEE) and the first to be held in mainland China, will be hosted by the Institute of Policy and Management of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and China University of Geosciences (Beijing) (CUGB), in Beijing on 19-21 September 2014, with accommodations at the International Conference Center of CUGB.  

The theme of the conference is “Energy Economics: New Challenges and Solutions”, which on one side shows breadth in order to attract more delegates and on the other side favors practical problems in energy economics. We believe, energy demand growth caused by modernization and urbanization in Asian countries in coming decades will have significant impacts on energy security not only in Asia but also in the world as a whole. And, despite concern about climate change, it will be difficult for humanity to forego hydrocarbon energy especially after the severe Fukushima nuclear power plant accident. Last but not least, we need to grapple with the paradox that resource nationalism has blossomed simultaneously with the globalization of energy markets, which makes geopolitical relationships more complex and unstable.

The coming IAEE Asian conference held in Beijing intends to provide places where policy issues are presented, considered and discussed at both formal sessions and informal social programs. All conference sessions address critical issues of vital concern and importance to governments and energy industries. For example, given the current world economic situation and the struggling international negotiation on climate change, what is the ideal mix of market competition and world cooperation? Does the current energy supply and transport infrastructure ensure long-term security?

We intend to invite keynote speakers from the most influential government think-tanks, energy corporate and academic institutions. For example, Dr. Wumi Iledare, the president of IAEE and distinguished Professor of Petroleum Economics, Policy and Strategic Studies, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, and the former professor of Petroleum Economics and Policy Research at Louisiana State University, USA, will give a keynote speech. Prof. Beng Wah ANG, the editor-in-chief of Energy Economics, from Energy Study Institute at the National University of Singapore, Prof. Tomas Kåberger, the editor-in-chief of Energy Science and Engineering, from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden and Prof. Jiankun He, deputy director of Tsinghua University and the deputy director of National Expert Committee on Climate Change of China have promised to give plenary speeches.

As well, the hosts encourage specific session proposals or submissions that address challenges in translating energy science, management science and economic theories into policy recommendations and injecting policy wisdom and lessons into scholarly analysis and debate.

Two technical tours will be offered for delegates. One will be arranged right before the conference, another after the conference. Both are sustainable energy projects located at attractive suburb of Beijing, for example the wind and solar energy storage and transportation demonstration project.

Supporting the Asian conference in Beijing, the Energy Journal has offered a special issue on “Chinese energy economics”. Selected high-quality papers from the 4th IAEE Asian Conference will be published after peer reviews. The Energy Journal is a SSCI-indexed top journal in the field.

As usual, graduate students are encouraged to participate the conference. This conference provides Best Student Paper Program, Registration Scholarship, and OFID-IAEE Support for students from developing countries. See details at: http://iaeeasia.csp.escience.cn/dct/page/70021.

We look forward to a great conference and to welcoming you to Beijing China. For detail please visit http://iaeeasia.csp.escience.cn/

 

Inside the Main Conference Venue

 

 

 Concurrent Session Venue and Main Hotel

 

 

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