The Association of Academies of Sciences in Asia (AASA) is a nonprofit organization, established in 2000, comprising 26 Academies. The vision of AASA is to provide a forum to discuss and provide advice on issues related to science and technology and the application of technology for national development. Since its establishment, AASA has held many symposia, conferences and scientific meetings. Based on several proposals from member academies, it was decided in April 2007 to organize a new project termed as “Sustainable Development in Asia”, covering four main areas: energy, environment, natural resources and social & cultural development. The whole project is coordinated by Prof. Wang Yi from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Prof. Namik K. Aras, the secretary general of AASA, from the Turkish Academy of Sciences. The energy group work is coordinated by Prof. Yan Luguang from China and Prof. Seung Mo Oh from Republic of Korea.