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EWG Secretariat

The EWG Secretariat, in collaboration with the APEC Secretariat, is responsible for providing administrative, policy and logistical advice and support to EWG Members and host economies of EWG meetings.

Research Centre

Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre (APERC)

The Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre (APERC) was established in July 1996 in Tokyo, as an affiliate of the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ), pursuant to the Action Agenda adopted by the Asia- Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders at the Osaka Summit in November 1995. The Government of Japan generously agreed to host the Centre.

The primary objective of APERC is to foster understanding amongst APEC economies of global, regional and domestic energy demand and supply trends, energy infrastructure development, energy regulatory reform, and related policy issues in view of the regional prosperity. APERC advocates rational energy policy formulation and enhances capacity building in energy research in the region, following the APEC's Non-binding Energy Policy Principles for furthering energy security, economic growth, and environmental quality in an effort to implement our mission and vision. Its publications include the biennial APEC Energy Demand and Supply Outlook, the annual APEC Energy Overview and in-depth studies on specific energy issues.

APERC website is: www.ieej.or.jp/aperc

APEC Sustainable Energy Centre (APSEC) 

APEC Sustainable Energy Centre was established in 11th Energy Ministers Meeting during APEC China 2014. The ‘Beijing Declaration’ approved the establishment of APEC Sustainable Energy Centre and instruct the Energy Working Group to give the centre strong support and guidance.

The APEC Sustainable Energy Center is committed to enhancing the strategic cooperation of APEC member economies in the field of energy. By establishing a sound information sharing platform and an efficient coordination mechanism with the principle of equality and opening up, and mutual benefit, it is expected to strengthen exchanges in the way of energy policy and scientific and technological research and development, optimize the energy structure in Asia-Pacific region and even the world, fix energy and environment crisis, achieve the dual goals of healthy economic development and environmental protection in Asia-Pacific region, as well as promote the sustainable energy development.

APSEC website is: http://www.apsec.org.cn/apsecen

 

Task Forces

Low Carbon Model Town Task Force (LCMT TF) 

A series of APEC Low Carbon Model Town Projects have funded feasibility plans for reducing the carbon footprint. The feasibility plans include a set of carbon dioxide emission targets and initiatives from installing solar power to electric motorbikes that will reduce overall emissions. The towns are currently implementing their low carbon development plans to create green towns in the Asia-Pacific region. In addition, the project is developing low carbon indicators to measure the progress of these green towns The LCMT project is a part of APEC's Energy Smart Communities Initiative (ESCI), and the LCMT Task Force organizes activities under this multiyear project.

LCMT Information:  http://esci-ksp.org/?task=lcmt-low-carbon-model-town

Energy Resiliency Task Force (ERTF) 

The Energy Resiliency Task Force's objective is to implement the Energy Ministers’ instructions to promote energy resiliency in the APEC region anchored on the four strategic priority sub-themes identified in the Cebu Declaration, the outcome document of the EMM 12, to wit: 1) Climate-proofing energy infrastructures; 2) Providing an avenue for cutting-edge energy efficient technologies; 3) Advocating community-based clean energy use in energy poverty- stricken areas; and, 4) Improving energy-related trade and investment in APEC.

ERTF will facilitate the discussion and exchange of information in support of energy resiliency to policies and regulations and laws; human capital development through education, training and workshops; innovations/technology development of energy resilient infrastructures; and Emergency preparedness and contingency plans.

ERTF Information: http://esci-ksp.org/ertf/

Biofuel Task Force (inactive)

 

 

Expert Group

The Expert Groups meet separately to develop ideas for collaboration among APEC economies, review energy developments and share lessons learned. APERC conducts research activities and in-depth studies on specific energy issues within the APEC region guided by EWG priorities.  These groups also meet twice a year in conjunction with EWG meetings to inform each other of their activities and to identify further areas for cooperation.

Expert Group on Clean Fossil Energy (EGCFE) 

The EGCFE’s mission is to encourage the use of clean fuels and energy technologies that will both contribute to sound economic performance and achieve high environmental standards. The EGCFE undertakes activities to concurrently enhance economic development and mitigate, at the local, regional, and global levels, the environmental impact (e.g., air emissions, water and waste management) related to the production, preparation, transport, storage, and use of fossil fuels. Considerable emphasis is given to developing and promoting options to mitigate local, regional, and global environmental impacts of fossil energy production and use.

EGCFE website: http://www.egcfe.ewg.apec.org/

Expert Group on Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EGEE&C) 

The EGEEC promotes energy conservation and the application of energy-efficiency practices and technologies through advancing the application of demonstrated energy-efficiency practices and technologies, developing and enhancing trade between APEC Economies in products and services and energy-efficiency practices and technologies, contributing to international efforts to reduce the adverse impacts of energy production and consumption, and improving the analytical, technical, operational and policy capacity for energy efficiency and conservation within APEC Economies.

EGEEC website: www.egeec.apec.org

APEC Energy Standards Information System: http://www.apec-esis.org

Expert Group on Energy Data & Analysis (EGEDA)

The Expert Group on Energy Data and Analysis (EGEDA) is responsible for providing policy-relevant energy information to APEC bodies and the wider community, through the collection of energy data of the APEC region, managing the operation of the APEC Energy Data Base through the Coordinating Agency, collecting policy relevant information from member economies, and examining and advising on the research activities of the Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre (APERC).

EGEDA website: www.ieej.or.jp/egeda

APEC Energy Database:

www.ieej.or.jp/egeda/database/database-top.html

Expert Group on New and Renewable Energy Technologies (EGNRET) 

The EGNRET promotes the increased use of new and renewable energy technologies in the APEC region. Its projects are implemented through the APEC 21st Century Renewable Energy Development Initiative and include developing policy recommendations, renewable resources assessments, information exchange, promoting commercialisation of renewable energy technologies, identifying and mobilising finance sources, and promoting technology cooperation.

EGNRET website: www.egnret.ewg.apec.org