The Energy Committee was established by the Council in recognition of the energy sector’s importance to Southeast Asian economies and the partnership between the United States and ASEAN. Previously, the Committee has advocated on the power crisis in the Philippines, represented the U.S. private sector in the U.S.-Indonesia Energy Policy Dialogue, discussed regional energy cooperation and overlapping claims issues as part of an ongoing dialogue with the ASEAN Secretariat, and provided recommendations to the U.S. Government.
In 2021, the Energy Committee was revamped with a renewed focus on cleaner energy and emission reduction, recognizing that a sustainable energy policy was a priority of both ASEAN governments and majority of USABC members.
The Energy Committee is comprised of companies throughout the full industry stream, from energy production; transmission to retail and marketing; and energy buyers. Specific industries represented include wind, geothermal, oil and gas, energy efficiency, and energy infrastructure.
A healthy business climate for energy in Southeast Asia is integral to all other business sectors. The Council’s Energy Committee is the only American business group to have participated in the ASEAN Energy Ministers Meetings (AMEM). The Committee Co-Chairs are ConocoPhillips and ExxonMobil, and the Vice Chairs are GE, S&P Global, and Energy Capital Vietnam.