Improving Emission Regulation for Coal-fired Power Plants in ASEAN
Published11/29/2017 by Mitsuru Motokura, Jongkyun Lee, Ichiro Kutani, Han Phoumin (ERIA)
Coal, the most abundant and reliable energy resource, will continue to be the dominant energy source for the East Asia Summit (EAS) region. The coal use patterns in the region reflect robust increase of electricity consumption and power to steer economic growth.
With such a fast-growing electricity demand, emerging Asia, particularly ASEAN, will likely build coal-fired power plants (CPPs) with less capital cost. These low-efficiency CPPs will harm the environment because of air pollution, and CO2 and greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time, world leaders have seriously taken actions to mitigate climate change. Each country pledged to implement Nationally Determined Contributions to track the abatement of climate change.