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Asia’s energy demand set to rise by 37% by 2025

The increase in demand will result in Asia’s energy imports increasing by 53%

It is no secret that Asia’s energy demand will increase significantly over the coming decades. As the region’s population and economies grow, primary energy demand is set to rise by an estimated 37% by 2025.   To meet this growth, Asia’s energy imports will increase by 53%, or 1.9 billion tonnes of oil equivalent. Yet it is not clear how this demand will be met or if Asia can harmonise its energy connectivity to build a 21st century energy system that will power its drive to achieve its economic potential. But it is clear that in the next decade at least, coal, which is both cheap and abundant, will dominate the region’s energy mix, even as alternative fuels expand their market share. Coal

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