The Routledge Handbook of Energy in Asia presents a comprehensive review of the unprecedented growth of Asian energy over the past quarter of a century. It provides insightful analysis into variation across the continent, whilst highlighting areas of cross-learning and regional cooperation between the developed and developing countries of Asia. Prepared by a team of leading international experts, this book not only captures the East Asian domination, particularly that of China, but also highlights the growing influence of South Asia and the ASEAN.
Organised into four parts, the sections include:
- the demand for energy in the region and its main drivers at the sector level;
- developments in energy supply, including fossil fuels and renewable energy sources;
- energy policies and issues such as sector reform and climate change;
- the transition to a low carbon pathway.
This handbook offers a complete picture of Asian energy, covering supply and demand, as well as contemporary challenges in the sector. As such, it is a valuable resource for students and scholars of energy policy, Environmental Studies, and Asian Studies.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Energy use in Asia 1. Introduction, Subhes C. Bhattacharyya 2. A review of the energy situation in Asia, Subhes C. Bhattacharyya 2. Review of the overall energy situation in China, Ming Su and Songli Zhu 3. Energy poverty in Asia, Subhes C. Bhattacharyya and Debajit Palit 4. Industrial energy use in Asia, Subhes C. Bhattacharyya 5. Transportation energy demand in Asia: status, trends, and drivers Govinda Timilsina and Ashish Shrestha 6. Residential energy use in Asia, Subhes C. Bhattacharyya Part 2: Energy supply in Asia 8. Oil in Asia, Tilak K. Doshi 9. Natural gas trade and markets in Asia, Ronald D. Ripple 10. The role of coal in Asia, Subhes C. Bhattacharyya 11. Review of electricity supply in Asia, Subhes C. Bhattacharyya 12. On-grid solar energy in Asia: status, policies, and future prospects, Tania Urmee and S. Kumar 13. Wind energy development in Asia, Christopher M. Dent 14. Hydropower in Asia, Arthur A. Williams Part 3: Energy policy issues in Asia 15. Rethinking electricity sector reform in South Asia: balancing economic and environmental objectives, Anupama Sen, Rabindra Nepal, and Tooraj Jamasb 16. Deregulation, competition, and market integration in China’s electricity sector, Yanrui Wu, Xiumei Guo, and Dora Marinova17. Energy sector reform in China since 2000 for a low-carbon energy pathway, Songli Zhu, Ming Su, and Xiang Gao 18. Energy security issues in Asia, Vlado Vivoda 19. Sustainable energy infrastructure for Asia: policy framework for responsible financing and investment, Artie W. Ng and Jatin Nathwani 20. Developing Asia’s response to climate change: reshaping energy policy to promote low carbon development, Nandakumar Janardhanan and Bijon Kumer Mitra Part 4: Energy in a carbon-constrained world 21. Interations of global climate institutions with national energy policies: an analysis of the climate policy landscape in China, India, Indonesia, and Japan, Takako Wakiyama, Ryoko Nakano, Eric Zusman, Xinling Feng, and Nandakumar Janardhanan 22. Clean energy transition for fueling economic integration in ASEAN, Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, Sanjayan Velautham, Tsani Fauziah Rakhmah, Beni Suryadi 23. Importance of regional climate policy instruments towards the decarbonisation of electricity system in the Great Mekong Sub-region, Akihisa Kuriyama and Kentaro Tamura 24. Costs and benefits of biofuels in Asia, Shabbir H. Gheewala, Noah Kittner, and Xunpeng Shi 25. Financing energy access in Asia, Binu Parthan 26. Socio-technical innovation systems: a new way forward for pro-poor energy access policy and practice, David Ockwell and Rob Byrne 27. Conclusions, Subhes C. Bhattacharyya
Subhes C. Bhattacharyya is Professor of Energy Economics and Policy in the School of Engineering and Sustainable Development at De Montfort University, UK.