Energy Insecurity in Asia: Challenges, Solutions, and Renewable Energy
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Relying on fewer energy resources, especially fossil fuels, will enhance energy insecurity for resource-poor economies.
Unlike energy security, energy insecurity has not been extensively studied. While energy security is broadly understood to represent the securing of energy resources, mere physical availability does not necessarily mean that the resources can reach end users. Energy insecurity is not merely a mirror image of energy security, given the diverse consequences and impacts of the unavailability of energy for households.
Energy Insecurity in Asia will identify the challenges and explore potential solutions in the context of energy insecurity in Asia. The book consists of two parts. Part I provides thematic and regional studies and solutions for dealing with energy insecurity in different Asian subregions. Part II discusses the importance of renewable energy in addressing energy insecurity and presents several country case studies. There are many factors that countries investing in renewables must consider, such as energy security, climate change mitigation, and reducing air pollution. This book is a timely and valuable resource for researchers and policymakers. It provides insightful case studies and offers practical policy recommendations for solving energy insecurity in Asia and in other regions.
- Introduction by Naoyuki Yoshino, Farhad Taghizadeh-Hesary, Youngho Chang, and Thai-Ha Le
- Part I
- 1. The Role of Renewable Energy in Resolving Energy Insecurity in Asia by Hooman Peimani and Farhad Taghizadeh-Hesary
- 2. Energy Challenges for Clean Cooking in Asia, the Background, and Possible Policy Solutions by Hadi Farabi-Asl, Farhad Taghizadeh-Hesary, Andrew Chapman, Saeid Mohammadzadeh Bina, and Kenshi Itaoka
- 3. Renewable Energy in Central Asian Economies: Role in Reducing Regional Energy Insecurity by Elena Shadrina
- 4. Role of Regional Cooperation and Integration in Resolving Energy Insecurity in South Asia by Tapan Sarker, Shanawez Hossain, and K. M. Nazmul Islam
- 5. Energy Insecurity and Renewable Energy Policy: Comparison of the People’s Republic of China and Japan by Zhihai Xie
- Part II
- 6. Energy Insecurity and Renewable Energy Sources: Prospects and Challenges for Azerbaijan by Ulviyye Aydin
- 7. Does Regulation Promote Sustainable Development Outcomes? Empirical Evidence from the Indian Electricity Sector by Gopal K. Sarangi, Arabinda Mishra, and Farhad Taghizadeh-Hesary
- 8. Energy Security and Risk Estimation for Integrated Renewable Energy in Central Asia by Keun Jung Lee and Sang Hyup Kim
- 9. Dimensions of Energy Insecurity on Small Islands: The Case of Maldives by Mohamed Shumais and Ibrahim Mohamed
- 10. Energy Insecurity in Pakistan: A Quantitative Approach to Sustainable Energy Policy by Sadia Malik, Maha Qasim, Hasan Saeed, Youngho Chang, and Farhad Taghizadeh-Hesary
- 11. Securing Access to Electricity with Variable Renewable Energy in the Philippines: Learning from the Nordic Model by Shinichi Taniguchi
- 12. Energy Insecurity in Turkey: Opportunities for Renewable Energy by Omid Shokri Kalehsar
- 13. Avoiding Energy Insecurity by Promoting Private Investment: The Case of Viet Nam’ s Power Sector by Le Ngoc Dang and Farhad Taghizadeh-Hesary