USAID report on Energy Trends in Developing Asia: Priorities for a Low-Carbon Future

The U.S. Agency for International Development’s Regional Development Mission for Asia (USAID/RDMA) has released a comprehensive report, Energy Trends in Developing Asia: Priorities for a Low-Carbon Future which analyses 6 major developing countries with the rest of the world. This makes for  interesting reading albeit the data does seem a bit dated.

The energy mixes have a current scenario and are unable to take a call on disruptive technologies and presumes as much

Download the USAID Report and its Annex

This report follows up on the 2007 report by examining the most recent data and trends related to primary energy supply, final energy demand, electricity generation and demand, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and clean energy investment, as well as associated policies and targets. The objective of this report is to provide a thorough review of energy trends in developing Asia in order to understand: (1) the drivers of energy demand; (2) the impacts of increased energy demand on energy security and greenhouse gas emissions; and (3) the prospects for the scale-up of clean energy in developing Asia economies. The report also reviews and analyzes key trends and other relevant information on clean energy options in an effort to prioritize and rank energy efficiency sub-sectors and renewable energy resources in terms of their potential to deliver reductions in GHG emissions across Asia.

The regional analysis also includes an additional six countries that are members of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). The report adopts a regional lens by analyzing and comparing trends in historical and projected energy demand, by fuel and by country, across developing Asia. The report is intended to serve as a resource for both the public and private sector, including policy-makers, business leaders, researchers, and advocates working in Asia to promote clean energy investments that address global climate change and development.

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