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AMCHAM Energy & Green Growth Committee Meeting


11:30am - 12:00pm: Registration / Networking

• 12:00pm - 1:30pm: Lunch / Speech / Q&A




• Dr. Jooho Whang

 President, Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER)


“Korea's Insatiable Appetite for Energy - Growth on a BTU Diet”


Dear AMCHAM Members, 

The Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER), affiliated with the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, has the primary mission of developing and converging a diverse array of energy technologies to support Korea’s sustainable energy future. To meet the challenges of an ever-increasing demand for more and more energy, limited energy resources, climate change and rising energy prices, KIER’s research organization is focused in the areas of renewable energy, carbon capture, clean coal, fuel cells and energy efficiency. And, based on their research, KIER’s role is to help establish Korea’s national policies concerning energy technology.

The Energy and Green Growth Committee is very honored to have Dr. Jooho Whang, President of KIER to speak with our AMCHAM membership on Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 on "Korea's Insatiable Appetite for Energy - Growth on a BTU Diet”. Dr. Whang’s speech will address issues listed below and we look forward to an exciting Q&A session.

1.) Energy Situation in Korea; Comparison of ROK Efficiency to other OECD nations
2.) Overview of Korea’s Energy Policy and Fuel Mix
3.) 6th Basic Plan for Long-term Electric Power Supply and Demand – Challenges and Reality Check
4.) Possible Solutions

Best regards,

AMCHAM Energy & Green Growth Committee Co-Chairs
Chungha Cha / Steve Duckworth / Bob Edwards / Sungdo Gong