World Energy Markets Observatory – South East Asia

South East Asia is eager to pave a path towards a clean and renewable energy landscape. However, burgeoning energy demand in the region, primarily driven by industrial and transportation sectors, is surpassing the generation of sustainable energy and proving detrimental to the progress. Most of the countries in South East Asia (SEA) are expected to […]

South East Asia is eager to pave a path towards a clean and renewable energy landscape.

However, burgeoning energy demand in the region, primarily driven by industrial and transportation sectors, is surpassing the generation of sustainable energy and proving detrimental to the progress.

  • Most of the countries in South East Asia (SEA) are expected to reduce or stabilize their carbon dioxide emission in the future
  • There is a rising shares of renewable electricity, beside considerable shares of hydropower, coal, natural gas and oil
  • Distributed renewables such as rooftop solar panels and small wind turbines are now becoming more accessible and affordable
  • Blockchain technology is being integrated into infrastructure to enhance energy efficiency and sustainability while lowering electricity and gas bills
  • Digitization has gained traction as one of the key factors influencing utilities in SEA, driven primarily by evolving competitive energy markets in Singapore, Philippines, and Vietnam

Primary sources of energy consumption (2016)

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