DPRK Building Energy Efficiency Training (BEET)
Nautilus of America, working with partners EEMP in China and the Global Cities Institute in Australia, performed an energy efficiency upgrade of this building in Pyongyang. This project builds trust and reinforces communication between North Korea and the outside world. It also exemplified the best way to build energy security in North Korea for negotiations with the North over nuclear weapons, and made an important intervention in the lives of North Korean people.
Humanitarian energy cooperation with North Korea has a direct and significant impact on the lives of many North Koreans, builds in-country human capacity, and helps to open the door to further engagement. Moreover, demonstration of the benefits of energy efficiency will help to focus policymakers’ attention on those energy aid options that offer the best long-term prospects to sustainably improve the North Korean energy sector and economy.
The project also provides an opportunity to engage North Korean energy sector exports on what energy aid is need in North and provides Nautilus staff assess the DPRK energy infrastructure. This will help improve the Institute’s unique database and set of quantitative and qualitative analytic tools to evaluate and track North Korea’s energy economy. These tools then can be used to prepare the energy analyses of the DPRK energy sector and energy aid and engagement options to support efforts to denuclearize the DPRK.
The BEET project, which is part of the Nautilus Institute’s East Asia Initiative, is supported by the Iara Lee and George Gund III Foundation, the Richard Lounsbery Foundation, and the New Land Foundation.
To request further information or to ask a question about the Nautilus Institute’s DPRK Building Energy Efficiency Project please e-mail: Scott@nautilus.org