Energy Conservation in East Asia: Towards Greater Energy Security

World Scientific Series on Energy and Resource Economics, Vol. 8, 2011

Posted: 4 Apr 2011

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Elspeth Thomson

National University of Singapore (NUS)

Youngho Chang

Nanyang Technological University - School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Jae-Seung Lee

Korea University - GREEN SCHOOL (Graduate School of Energy and Environment)

Date Written: December 9, 2010

Abstract

As East and Southeast Asia continue to modernize and urbanize, their demand for energy will soar. Besides seeking to import fossil fuels from the Middle East, Africa, the Caspian Region, Russia, Latin America, Australia, etc., it is imperative for these Asian countries to cooperate in substantially raising the efficiency with which energy is consumed. This book offers a comprehensive examination of East and Southeast Asia's energy conservation policies. It begins with a summary of the current and projected energy supply and demand patterns in the region, and a discussion about the need and basis for cooperation in energy conservation. This is followed by an examination of the energy conservation policies and progress to date in seven ASEAN countries and in China, Japan and Korea.

Keywords: Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia, ASEAN, Energy Conservation, Energy Security, Energy Efficiency

Suggested Citation

Thomson, Elspeth and Chang, Youngho and Lee, Jae-Seung, Energy Conservation in East Asia: Towards Greater Energy Security (December 9, 2010). World Scientific Series on Energy and Resource Economics, Vol. 8, 2011, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1799765

Elspeth Thomson (Contact Author)

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Youngho Chang

Nanyang Technological University - School of Humanities and Social Sciences ( email )

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Jae-Seung Lee

Korea University - GREEN SCHOOL (Graduate School of Energy and Environment) ( email )

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Seoul, 136-701
Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

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