ASEAN's Energy equation: the role of low emission coal

06/08/2017 by

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Over the last decade and half, coal has fuelled the region’s development as reflected in its 8.4% annual average growth rate. Regional energy roadmaps indicate that coal demand will not decline in the long-term (minimum 25 years). The IEA forecasts coal to overtake gas as the primary fuel supplying electricity by 2020 and to be responsible for 50% of electricity generation by 2040 (from 32% today).