28 November 2014
Strong commitments from governments in Southeast Asia are key to a successful development of renewable energy in the region.
The Southeast Asian region is now viewed as an oasis of socioeconomic development and the region’s vibrant economic growth has led to a corresponding increase in energy consumption. ASEAN energy ministers have collectively recognised the important role of the energy sector in establishing the ASEAN Economic Community and shaping the post-2015 agenda.
In order to reduce the region’s over-reliance on imported fossil fuels and build a more sustainable and environmentally friendly power supply, ASEAN member states are exploring the use of alternative energy sources such as nuclear and renewable energy.
…Margareth Sembiring and Julius Cesar I. Trajano are energy security analysts with the Centre for Non-Traditional Security (NTS) Studies at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University.
NTS Centre / Online
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