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Asia's Energy Challenge

Key Issues and Policy Options, 1st Edition

Edited by Minsoo Lee, Donghyun Park, Harry D. Saunders


568 pages | 204 B/W Illus.

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This book examines key issues and policy options of developing Asia’s energy security. Rapid growth has transformed Asia’s presence in the world economy. Past growth has dramatically improved Asia’s living standards, lifting millions out of poverty. Future growth will do the same. But, crucially, can Asia secure the energy it needs to fuel this dramatic economic expansion? This book stresses that the threefold challenge of energy supply security, environmental sustainability, and affordable access requires a multipronged approach. The book also explains that the region must actively contain its rising demand, aggressively explore new energy supply sources and technology, and progressively promote the regional integration of energy markets and infrastructure.

The book also highlights that unless there is a paradigm shift in the current energy use, Asia will struggle to deliver the inclusive growth needed to lift millions of its citizens out of poverty. The book also considers the range of policy reforms and technological developments that can ensure a future of ample, affordable, clean energy for Asia.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Asia's Energy Challenge 1. Overview Part 2: Energy Security, Sustainability and Affordability 2. Oil Security in Asia and the Pacific 3. Energy Security, Sustainability and Affordability in Asia and the Pacific 4. Energy Access and Energy Security in Asia and the Pacific Part 3: Energy and the Environment 5. The Environment and Energy Security in Asia and the Pacific 6. Macroeconomics Impacts of Energy Efficiency Improvements in Asia Part 4: Options for Energy Supply and Integration 7. Diversification of Energy Supply 8. Policy Issues in the Power Sectors of the Major Economies of Asia 9. Nuclear Power Development in Asia 10. Asia's Energy Challenge: Regional Cooperation and Integration for Energy Security 11. Energy in the People's Republic of China and India in 2010 and 2035 Part 5: Findings and Policy Recommendations 12. Findings and Recommendations

About the Editors

Minsoo Lee is a Senior Economist in the Macroeconomics and Finance Research Division of the Economics and Research Department at Asian Development Bank (ADB). Prior to joining ADB, he was an Associate Dean and a tenured Full Professor at Peking University, HSBC Business School. His main research fields are international finance, international trade, applied econometrics and energy economics.

Donghyun Park is currently Principal Economist at the Economics and Research Department (ERD) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), which he joined in April 2007. Prior to joining ADB, he was a tenured Associate Professor of Economics at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Dr. Park has a PhD in economics from UCLA, and his main research fields are international finance and trade.

Harry D. Saunders conducts research in energy economics, evolutionary biology, and law of evidence theory as his "hobby." He earns his living by consulting to executive teams who face major, risky decisions. Research is driven by curiosity and is entirely self-funded. Harry enjoys the fact that he has numerous academic colleagues worldwide in each of these three disciplines.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General