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Renewable energy diffusion in Asia: Can it happen without government support?

Hari Dulal (), Kalim Shah, Chandan Sapkota, Gengaiah Uma and Bibek R. Kandel

Energy Policy, 2013, vol. 59, issue C, 301-311

Abstract: The dramatically increasing population of Asia necessitates equally as dramatic increase in energy supply to meet demand. Rapidly increasing energy demand is a major concern for Asian countries because the increase in demand is being met through the increased use of fossil fuel supply, largely domestic coal and imported fuel. Renewable energy supply presents a lower emission pathway that could be a viable option for steering off the higher emissions path. However, several market, economic, institutional, technical, and socio-cultural barriers hinder countries in moving from high to low emission pathway. Following a discussion on the rising demand for energy in Asia and the prospects of partly satisfying it with renewable energy, we outline the reasons for government support to tackle the barriers for widespread diffusion of grid-based renewable energy. Additionally, we also discuss workable models for strategic government intervention to support diffusion of grid-based renewable energy in Asia.

Keywords: Climate change; Renewable energy; Asia (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013
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DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2013.03.040

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