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According to ERIA’s research, the amount of energy consumption in this region will practically double in 2040. Therefore, conventional energy may still be used by most ASEAN and East Asian countries to satisfy the growing energy demand, with efforts to reduce the environmental impact and to gradually increase the use of renewable energy. ERIA produces annual research on energy outlook and energy saving potential in East Asia to look at the balance of energy best-mix based on each country’s policy and targets, as well as to predict the pattern of future energy consumption.

Some of ERIA's studies on renewable and clean energy includes projects on biomass energy utilisation, nuclear energy safety and efficiency, energy saving, energy security, eco town, low carbon emission, and power generation. Furthermore, ERIA have also contribute suggestions on energy policy, energy market integration, emission regulation, as well as country specific energy consumption statistics.

Energy, Environment, East Asia Summit, Innovation and Technology

Analysis of Future Mobility Fuel Scenarios Considering the Sustainable Use of Biofuels-Phase-2

29 November 2022

Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the transport sector is now attracting attention worldwide. To meet the Paris Agreement 2030 targets, East Asia Summit … Read More

Energy, Oil, ASEAN, CCUS

The Strategies of National Oil Companies in Southeast Asia under Energy Transition

16 November 2022

The national oil companies (NOCs) of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) must strengthen their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions while ensuring … Read More

Sustainable Development Goals, RenewableEnergy, Malaysia, Indonesia

Public Attitudes Towards Energy Policy and Sustainable Development Goals in ASEAN

26 October 2022

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Member States (AMS) have taken on ambitious policy goals in relation to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). But, like many … Read More

Thermal Generation, Energy, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Viet Nam

Decarbonisation of Thermal Power Generation in ASEAN Countries

25 October 2022

The study on, ‘Decarbonisation of Thermal Power Generation in ASEAN Countries’ analyses the potential carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction that may be achieved through ammonia co-firing … Read More

Electricity Markets, Climate Change

Revisiting Electricity Market Reforms: Lessons for ASEAN and East Asia

30 September 2022

This book combines the fundamentals of industrial organization theories based on microeconomic foundations, applied econometrics and environmental and natural resource economics in undertaking a comprehensive … Read More

Energy, SMRs, Innovation and Technology, ASEAN

Small Modular Reactor (SMR) Deployment: Advantages and Opportunities for ASEAN

27 September 2022

Small modular reactors (SMRs) are advanced nuclear reactors that have a power capacity of up to 300 MW per unit, which is about one-third of … Read More

CADP, Innovation, Digital Economy, Sustainable Economy, Infrastructure, Urban Development, automotive, healthcare, Agriculture, Energy, Environment

The Comprehensive Asia Development Plan (CADP) 3.0: Towards an Integrated, Innovative, Inclusive, and Sustainable Economy

16 September 2022

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has caused trade disruptions; a drop in foreign direct investment; and scarring effects on poverty, education, and women in many … Read More

Energy, ASEAN, Middle East, Oil

The Strategic and Economic Value of Joint Oil Stockpiling Arrangements for Middle East Exporters and ASEAN Importers

14 September 2022

The study justifies and promotes oil stockpiling in Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries and explores the possibility of joint stockpiling with Middle East … Read More

Energy, Cambodia

Cambodia Energy Statistics 2000–2019

14 September 2022

The Cambodia Energy Statistics 2019–2020 provides nationally available energy data before 2010 on coal, electricity, and biomass. The longer historical energy data set provides Cambodia … Read More

Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Innovation and Technology

Decarbonisation of ASEAN Energy Systems: Optimum Technology Selection Model Analysis up to 2060

21 July 2022

During the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, United Kingdom, many countries committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 or 2060. ASEAN countries … Read More

Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Infrastructure, Innovation and Technology

Demand and Supply Potential of Hydrogen Energy in East Asia – Phase 3

17 June 2022

The Hydrogen Demand and Supply Potential Study: Phase 3 assesses and forecasts hydrogen production potential using unused or unutilised energy, which are hydropower sources … Read More

COVID-19, Energy, low carbon growth, Low-carbon Technology

Assessing the Impacts of COVID-19: Regional Policies and Practices for Green Recovery

14 June 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented global health crisis. To contain the disease, governments in ASEAN and East Asia have implemented strict lockdowns and curbed … Read More

Energy, Socio-Economic Variables, energy policy

The Socio-economic Impacts of Energy Policy Reform Through the Lens of the Power Sector – Does Cross-sectional Dependence Matter?

01 June 2022

The reform of the power sector is one of the widely pursued energy policy in developing economies with core objectives around improving socio-economic outcomes. The … Read More

coal, Energy, Power Grid, Power Plants

Study on Enhanced Flexibilisation of Coal-fired Power Plants for Optimal Grid Stabilisation in the ASEAN Region

31 May 2022

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is one of the most dynamic and fastest growing economic regions in the world. The region’s heavy reliance … Read More

Biomass, Energy, Indonesia, Japan

Forecast of Biomass Demand Potential in Indonesia: Seeking a Business Model for Wood Pellets

31 May 2022

Reduction of coal consumption for power generation and gasoline and diesel consumption for vehicles is indispensable for reducing CO2 emission in Indonesia. At the same … Read More

Electrified Vehicle, Energy, Lao PDR

Assessment of Electric Vehicle Penetration in the Lao People's Democratic Republic

31 March 2022

This report analyses the impacts of shifting from internal combustion engine to electric vehicles (EVs) in the Lao PDR. First, shifting to EVs will reduce … Read More

ASEAN, Carbon Dioxide, Energy, Environment, Environment and Climate Change

Study on the Potential for Promoting Carbon Dioxide Capture, Utilisation, and Storage (CCUS) in ASEAN Countries Vol. II

30 March 2022

This report was prepared under the Asia CCUS Network umbrella and focuses on the cost of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and the legal framework … Read More

ASEAN, Energy, Regulation and Governance, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Energy

Public Attitudes Towards Energy Policy and Sustainable Development in ASEAN Countries

16 February 2022

To further encourage the diffusion of Renewable Energy (RE) in ASEAN countries, a certain level of policy support is needed based on the extent to … Read More

Energy, Cambodia, Petroleum

Cambodia Petroleum Master Plan 2022-2040

08 February 2022

Cambodia saw fast-growing demand for petroleum, especially oil, which had the highest share of total primary energy supply, in 2018 (42%). As a result, the … Read More

Asia, low carbon growth, Low-carbon Technology, COVID-19

Rethinking Asia's Low-Carbon Growth in the Post-Covid World: Towards a Net-Zero Economy

27 January 2022

Asia’s historical development is at a crossroads. Twenty months into the coronavirus pandemic, the cumulative economic and financial impacts are estimated to be much worse … Read More

China, Energy, Hydrogen, RenewableEnergy

Hydrogen Sourced from Renewables and Clean Energy: A Feasibility Study of Achieving Large-scale Demonstration

20 December 2021

China is emerging as one of the leading markets for hydrogen energy and fuel cell technologies. However, it is surprising to find that most of … Read More

Energy, Environment, East Asia Summit, ASEAN, Innovation and Technology

Analysis of Future Mobility Fuel Scenarios Considering the Sustainable Use of Biofuels and Other Alternative Vehicle Fuels in EAS Countries

14 December 2021

Greater efforts than ever before are now being made to decarbonise the transport sectors in the ASEAN and East Asia Summit countries. With a quarter … Read More

Energy, Infrastructure, Thailand, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Cambodia, Viet Nam

Feasibility Study on the Transmission Highway in ACMECS

09 December 2021

The Ayeyawady–Chao Phraya–Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS) currently has varying energy resources, but abundant resources – especially hydropower – are underutilised because ACMECS countries have … Read More

Connectivity, Global Governance, Energy, Digital Economy, Labour and Migration, Asia, Europe, free trade agreement, Trade Facilitation

13th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit

11 November 2021

The Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) is a unique cooperation initiative, bringing in scope for transnational cooperation between Partner countries, through regional and sub-regional activities. ASEM is … Read More

Energy, ASEAN, Decarbonisation, Carbon Neutrality, LNG

A Flexible LNG Market and Promotion of Investment

01 November 2021

The global LNG market has seen fast growth over the past 10 years, underpinned by strong demand in Asia and abundant supply from the United … Read More

Energy, Urban Development, ASEAN

Technical Guidelines for Energy Efficiency and Conservation in Commercial Buildings

29 October 2021

Energy efficiency and conservation (EEC) is a top priority energy policy in ASEAN Members States to achieve a low-carbon energy transition. Promotion of EEC is … Read More

ASEAN, Energy, RenewableEnergy

The Economics and Risks of Power Systems with High Shares of Renewable Energies

30 September 2021

Using a mathematical model, this study examines the possibility and risks of realising high shares of variable renewable energies (VRE) through the planned extension of … Read More

Energy, Energy Outlook

Fourth East Asia Energy Forum

13 September 2021

The Fourth East Asia Energy Forum (EAEF) was organised by the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), the Energy Research Institute Network … Read More

East Asia, Energy, Environment and Climate Change

A Study on the Impact of Financing Restrictions on New Coal-Fired Power Plants in the Asian Region

27 July 2021

The study on financial restrictions on coal-fired power is timely and of crucial importance for providing Asia’s leaders with a view of how to support … Read More

COVID-19, East Asia, East Asia Summit, Energy

Impacts of COVID-19 on the Energy Demand Situation of East Asia Summit Countries

12 July 2021

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has brought us a ‘New Normal’ life style and the lockdown has severely harmed economic growth, with many countries estimated … Read More

Energy, Innovation, Innovation and Technology, Indonesia, Philippines, Africa, Europe

Global Situation of Small Modular Reactor Development and Deployment

02 July 2021

Small modular reactors (SMRs) are nuclear fission reactors that are smaller than conventional reactors. They can be manufactured at a plant and brought to a … Read More

ERIA Research Summary

Summary of ERIA Research Projects 2020-2021

01 July 2021

The Summary of ERIA Research Projects 2020-2021 provides an overview of both new and ongoing projects that ERIA researchers are currently working on as of … Read More

Lao PDR, Energy Statistics, Regulation and Governance, Energy

Establishment of Energy Statistics Regulation in Lao PDR

10 June 2021

The preparation of the Lao PDR’s energy statistics regulation is consistent with the objective of the Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) of Lao People’s … Read More

Climate Change, Energy, Environment and Climate Change

Energy Sustainability and Climate Change in ASEAN

09 June 2021

This book provides several up-to-date empirical policy-oriented studies on assessing the impacts of climate change on various economic sectors and the role of renewable energy … Read More

ASEAN, Competitiveness, Energy, Infrastructure, Investment

Strengthening Emerging Asia's Power Sector

29 April 2021

Growth in electricity demand in South and Southeast Asia is amongst the fastest in the world. Yet questions remain about how countries across this region … Read More

Energy, Biomass, ASEAN

Biomass and Coal Co-combustions in the ASEAN Region (Phase 2)

31 March 2021

Biomass utilisation is an important issue for ASEAN Member States, where agriculture and forest industry remain crucial. Most biomass residues are treated as waste and … Read More

Air pollutants, Asia, COVID-19, Energy, Environment

How Is the Asian Economy Recovering from the COVID-19 Pandemic? Evidence from the Emissions of Air Pollutants

31 March 2021

This study empirically examines how economic and social activities in Asia were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic by using the emissions amounts of various air … Read More

ASEAN, Carbon Dioxide, Energy, Infrastructure

Study on the Potential for the Promotion of Carbon Dioxide Capture, Utilisation, and Storage in ASEAN Countries: Current Situation and Future Perspectives

19 March 2021

This ‘Study on the Potential for the Promotion of Carbon Dioxide Capture, Utilisation, and Storage in ASEAN’, uses a multi-aspect survey approach. The study covers … Read More

ASEAN, Connectivity, Energy, Infrastructure, Mekong Region

Understanding Quality Energy-Related Infrastructure Development in the Mekong Subregion: Key Drivers and Policy Implications

16 March 2021

Many players have supported infrastructure development in the Mekong Subregion, bridging the missing links in Southeast Asia. While the influx of energy-related infrastructure development investments … Read More

Energy, energy outlook, East Asia, East Asia Summit

Energy Outlook and Energy Saving Potential in East Asia 2020

03 March 2021

The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)–East Asia Summit (EAS) Energy Outlook was updated in 2019–2020 based on a revision of macro … Read More

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