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Energy Outlook and Energy Saving Potential in East Asia 2023

Energy Outlook and Energy Saving Potential in East Asia 2023
31 August 2023
ASEAN, Energy
Energy, Energy Outlook, ASEAN, East Asia

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From COP 26 to COP 27, countries have made ambitious pledges towards achieving Net-Zero Emissions by the mid-century. However, the recent oil and gas price hike due to the Russia–Ukraine War poses challenges to fuel switching from coal to natural gas, which is a crucial mitigation opportunity for the fossil fuel-dependent ASEAN and East Asia region. As a result, fossil fuel, especially coal, might persist longer than anticipated in the Asian energy mix for some countries. 

Amidst these complexities, decarbonisation pathways must consider various socio-economic and political circumstances that can facilitate countries in reaching carbon neutrality. To address this, the study explores a scenario called ‘Low Carbon Energy Transition (LCET),’ a carbon-neutral scenario that analyses the impacts of Net-Zero Emission (NZE) technologies to help countries achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 or beyond. 

By employing energy modelling techniques, the study presents recommendations on how the region can best achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. The findings shed light on crucial policy implications for decision-makers, ensuring that the region can achieve economic growth and investment opportunities while safeguarding energy security and addressing environmental concerns. 

The study highlights the need for multiple pathways in the low carbon energy transition, empowering countries to embark on their journey towards carbon neutrality by 2050. 

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Energy Outlook and Energy Saving Potential in East Asia 2023


Title page

Preface and Acknowledgements

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables

List of Project Members

Executive Summary

Chapter 1. Main Report

Chapter 2. Australia Country Report

Chapter 3. Brunei Country Report 

Chapter 4. Cambodia Country Report

Chapter 5. China Country Report 

Chapter 6. India Country Report 

Chapter 7. Indonesia Country Report 

Chapter 8. Japan Country Report 

Chapter 9. Republic of Korea Country Report 

Chapter 10. Lao PDR Country Report 

Chapter 11. Malaysia Country Report

Chapter 12. Myanmar Country Report 

Chapter 13. New Zealand Country Report 

Chapter 14. Philippines Country Report 

Chapter 15. Singapore Country Report 

Chapter 16. Thailand Country Report 

Chapter 17. Viet Nam Country Report 

Chapter 18. United States Country Report

Annex 1. Energy Oulook Result of Total ASEAN

Annex 2. Results Summary Tables

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