The Questioned Sustainability of the Carbon-Dependent Asian Dynamics

  • Putrice Geoffron
  • Stéphane Rouhier


Asia is both that part of the world where progress in economic growth is at its fastest pace and the place where the most people lack access to modern forms of energy. This combination means that, in the coming decades, a huge increase of energy consumption is anticipated: this economic ‘success story’ will lead to higher energy needs to feed the world’s factory, which Asia is in the process of becoming; in the meantime, the urbanisation associated with this process and the improvement of living standards will also contribute to keep energy demand under pressure. Considering the size of the economic area and this catching-up process, the energy developments in Asia will obviously be the main engine of the future evolution of the global energy system. Besides, it has been the stage to one of the worst nuclear catastrophes, Fukushima, which may transform the nuclear energy industry and will amend some of the energy choices of the region.1


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