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Asian energy geopolitics and the US shale revolution
- Jane Nakano (Senior fellow in the Energy and National Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS))
Asia is emerging as the center of global energy consumption growth. For example, Asia will account for almost half of the global energy consumption by 2035—twice as large as the second largest consuming region, according to the latest BP outlook. The region is also home to key players in the global energy markets as well as to major geopolitical rivalries. Recent developments in natural gas best illuminate how the geopolitics of energy in the region is rapidly changing today. Jane Nakano will focus on the geopolitical implications of the US Shale Revolution, particularly the energy relationships between the United States, Japan, China and Russia. This talk will also consider the geopolitical challenges and opportunities associated with the newly found energy wealth of the United States.
Senior fellow in the Energy and National Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Jane Nakano is a senior fellow in the Energy and National Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Her areas of research include energy security issues in Asia, global nuclear energy trends, and global natural gas market dynamics. Prior to joining CSIS in 2010, she was with the US Department of Energy (DOE) and served as the lead staff on energy engagements with China and Japan. She was responsible for coordinating DOE engagement in the U.S.-China Strategic Economic Dialogue, U.S.-China Energy Policy Dialogue, and U.S.-Japan Energy Dialogue. She also worked on U.S. energy engagement with Indonesia, North Korea, and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum. From 2001 to 2002, she served at the U.S. embassy in Tokyo as special assistant to the energy attache.
Nakano’s publications include “New Energy, New Geopolitics” (CSIS, April 2014); “The United States and China: Making Nuclear Energy Safer” (Brookings, July 2013); “Prospects for Shale Gas Development in Asia” (CSIS, August 2012); “Civil Nuclear Energy Cooperation between the United States and Japan” (Stimson, February 2012); and “Rare Earth Trade Challenges and Sino-Japanese Relations” (National Bureau of Asian Research, September 2011). Also, she has testified before Congress on energy issues in Asia. She graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and holds a master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.