Carbon-Free Energy Development Network in Southeast Asia
28. June 2020
The nations of Southeast Asia stand at a crossroad in terms of their collective energy future. Over the next decade, the region will experience rapid economic growth and a 50 percent rise in energy demand. With this growth will come challenges, as the region strives to supply energy affordably, sustainably and securely. The region will see a 4 percent annual growth in primary energy demand until 2025, amounting to a rise of 50 percent over 2014 levels. Besides primary energy, electricity demand will double between 2014 and 2025. The region has insufficient indigenous fossil fuel resources to meet its growing energy demand, and the share of imported fossil fuel will increase, which has important energy security implications.
Heinrich Böll Stiftung | Carbon-Free Energy Development Network in Southeast Asia