Can Southeast Asia keep up with growing energy demand ?

Published onDecember 11, 2019

The energy market in Southeast Asia is growing rapidly. Overall demand has increased by 80% since 2000, with millions of new customers gaining access to electricity. That is putting pressure on energy systems, and with much of the demand met by a doubling of fossil fuel use, CO2 emissions have also risen…The number of deaths linked to outdoor and household air pollution in Southeast Asia is expected to jump to more than 650,000 a year by 2040, up from around 450,000 in 2018, according to the International Energy Association (IEA). However, a more sustainable approach to energy usage is possible. Three new charts from the IEA show not just the challenges that Southeast Asia is facing, but the opportunities for its energy future: 1. Balancing demand and impact 2. A cooling trend 3. The scope for going green.