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Asia will be the tipping point for energy transition to low carbon

Asia’s dynamism gives it every incentive to take a pioneering role in the transition to a low-carbon energy system

Taking a leading role would not only help rein in global warming, to which the region is particularly vulnerable, it would also provide cleaner, more affordable and secure energy supplies. “Fast-developing nations are not wedded to the same old ideas and ideologies, like some industrialised nations are. We don’t have the same vested interest in the Victorian economy, the same sunk capital that holds us back by constricting the ability to move forward,” Malaysian prime minister, Najib Razak, told the Energy for Tomorrow conference in Kuala Lumpur. “We don’t necessarily believe that the best way to generate energy is to set fire to something,” he said, while adding that developing economies l

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