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ACEF 2012
 
Highlights for Wednesday, 6 June 2012
 
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The seventh Asia Clean Energy Forum 2012, themed “Accelerating low-carbon energy for all,” opened in Manila, the Philippines. In the morning participants convened for the opening plenary, and heard welcoming remarks from Haruhiko Kuroda, President, Asian Development Bank (ADB), and Robert Orr, US Ambassador to the ADB; introductory remarks by Bindu Lohani, ADB; as well as two keynote presentations by Zhengrong Shi, CEO, Suntech Power Holdings, and Daniel Kammen, University of California, Berkeley. During the morning session Ann Quon, ADB, also presented the ADB 2012 “My View Contest” awards, themed Renewable Energy/Energy for All.

In the afternoon, eight breakout sessions were held under the meeting’s theme. During the first set of parallel sessions, participants heard expert presentations related to: the on-the-ground paradigm of the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All; the industry dynamics, business models and potential for expanding solar energy in Asia; low-emission development strategies (LEDS) as a driver for clean energy; and accelerating the diffusion of climate technologies in the Asia-Pacific region. In the second set of parallel sessions, participants heard expert presentations on energy for all, focusing specifically on moving out of poverty through the productive use of energy services; the challenges and opportunities for smart grids and grid integration of renewable energy; emerging regional initiatives to support improved implementation of clean energy; and new approaches to project-based lending for energy efficiency projects in Asia.

In the evening, participants attended a reception hosted by the ADB.

Haruhiko Kuroda, President, Asian Development Bank (ADB) delivering his opening message to the forum.
 
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Opening Plenary
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View of the opening session of the forum.

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Haruhiko Kuroda, President, ADB

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Amb. Robert Orr, US Executive Director, ADB

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S. Chander, ADB

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Zhengrong Shi, CEO, Suntech Power Holdings

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Daniel Kammen, Founding Director, Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley

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Bindu Lohani, Vice-President, Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, ADB

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Daniel Kammen, Founding Director, Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, and Zhengrong Shi, CEO, Suntech Power Holdings, answering questions from participants.

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ADB's 2012 My View Contests: Renewable energy/
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View of the morning plenary session.

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Ann Quon, ADB, presenting the Grand Prize award to Adrian Sibal, the Philippines

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Session 2: Energy for All: The On-the-ground Paradigm to the UN Sustainable Energy for All Year
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View of a packed Session 2 discussing, inter alia, problems of energy poverty, energy efficiency and financing.
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Rajan Velumail, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

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Athena Ballesteros, World Resources Institute (WRI)

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Ingmar Stelter, European Union Energy Initiative Partnership Dialogue Facility

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Jim Liston, ADB

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Edita Bueno, National Electrification Administration, the Philippines

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Bikash Pandey, Winrock

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Session 3: Solar Energy in Asia: Industry Dynamics, Business Models, and Potential for Expansion
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Aiming Zhou, ADB

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Pushkala Lakshmi Ratan, TÜV SÜD Asia Pacific Pvt. Ltd.

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Joel Conkling, Google

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L-R: Session 3 dais with Dave Renne, International Solar Energy Society; Joel Conkling, Google; Mikael Jakobsson, COWI Energy Group; Demchigjav Chimeddorj, Energy Authority Mongolia; Aiming Zhou, ADB; and Pushkala Lakshmi Ratan, TÜV SÜD Asia Pacific Pvt. Ltd.

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Session 4: Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) as a Clean Energy Driver: Experiences and Platforms for Asia
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Orestes Anastasia, USAID

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Sitanon Jesdapipat, Chulalongkorn University

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Nguyen Manh Hai, Central Institute for Economic Management, Vietnam

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Darius Nassiry, Global Green Growth Institute

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Pan Tao, Institute for Sustainable Communities

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Session 5: Accelerating the Diffusion of Climate Technologies in the Asia-Pacific
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Toru Kubo, ADB

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Letha Tawney, WRI

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Peter Storey, PPL International

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Xuedu Lu, ADB

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Rajiv Garg, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

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Session 6: Energy for All: Moving out of Poverty through Productive Use of Energy Services
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Robert van der Plas, Energy for All Partnership

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Laurie Navarro, USAID

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Russel de Lucia, The Small Scale Development Infrastructure Development Fund Inc.

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L-R: Robert van der Plas, Energy for All Partnership; Drew Corbyn, Practical Action; Len George, ADB; Russel de Lucia, The Small Scale Development Infrastructure Development Fund Inc.; Laurie Navarro, USAID; and Beau Damen, Food and Agriculture Organization

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Session 7: Smart Grids and Grid Integration of Renewable Energy: Challenges and Opportunities
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Deitzmar Retzmann, Siemens AG

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Eddie Tan, GE Energy

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Pil-Bae Song, ADB

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Reji Kumar Pillai, India Smart Grid

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David Elzinga, International Energy Agency

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Session 8: Emerging Regional Initiatives to Support Improved Implementation of Clean Energy
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Peter Dupont, Clean Energy-Asia, Nexant Asia

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Mek Meksarikul, Kasikornbank

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Thomas Dreessen, EPS Capital Corp.

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Anil Kumar, SRC Global Inc.

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L-R: Pramod Jain, Innovative Wind Energy Inc.; Liming Qiao, Global Wind Energy Council; Carlo Romero, ADB; and Felcisimo Ople, WindTechnology

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