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Southeast Asia’s pathway unclear

Rising demand and a legacy of coal-fired developments could hinder the energy transition in the region

The energy transition faces challenges in Southeast Asia, according to the IEA, as regional demand is forecast to continue rising while ample new coal-fired generation capacity is still under development. “There is no question that urgent and significant action is required [to meet emission reduction pledges],” IEA deputy executive director Mary Burce Warlick told Singapore International Energy Week in October. The IEA launched its 2021 World Energy Outlook at the event, stating the “direction of travel is a long way from alignment” with the “achievable” 1.5°C stabilisation in global temperatures envisioned by its Net Zero Emissions (NZE) by 2050 scenario. Integral to the problem in Southe

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