About the EWG Expert Groups and the APERC
The APEC Energy Working Group (EWG) includes four Expert Groups in its structure, and is supported by the Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre (APERC).
The APERC supports the EWG and its work program by conducting research to foster understanding among APEC economies.
The expert groups provide a forum for fostering cooperation between research and technical specialists within APEC economies.
The APERC meets with the Chairs of the EWG Expert Groups twice a year in conjunction with EWG meetings to discuss the activities and to identify areas for cooperation.
Each of the five expert groups focuses on a specific energy area:
Expert Group on Clean Fossil Energy (EGCFE)
The EGCFE encourages the use of clean fossil fuels and clean energy technologies that help to drive economic performance and achieve high environmental standards within the APEC region.
Expert Group Chair: Dr Scott Smouse, USA
Expert Group on Energy Efficiency & Conservation (EGEEC)
The EGEE&C promotes energy conservation and the application of energy-efficiency practices and technologies in the APEC region.
The EGEEC also maintains the APEC Energy Standards Information System.
Expert Group Chair: Mr Terry Collins, New Zealand
Expert Group on Energy Data & Analysis (EGEDA)
The EGEDA collects statistics on energy demand and supply and related information for APEC economies. It publishes these data in a range of formats. It exams and advises on research activities of the APERC.
The EGEDA also maintains the APEC Energy Database.
Expert Group Chair: Mr Kenichi Matsui, Japan
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.
Expert Group Chair: Keng-Tung Wu, PhD
Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre (APERC)
APERC is a Tokyo-based, independent operating energy research centre for the APEC region. Its research activities, which are guided by EWG priorities and overseen by the EGEDA, seek to foster an understanding among APEC Economies of global, regional and domestic energy demand and supply trends, energy infrastructure development, energy regulatory reform and related policy issues.
President: Mr Kenji Kobayashi
For more information about the EWG Expert Groups or the APERC, go to the Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre website.