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Doha: The current energy saving goals and renewable energy policy in East Asia Summit (EAS) countries will contribute to reduce fossil fuel consumption as well as CO2 emissions mitigation, a senior official from the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) said.
Speaking at the Doha-based GECF (Gas Exporting Countries Forum) Monthly Lecture Series on ‘EAS Energy Outlook’ held recently, Special Advisor on Energy Affairs to ERIA President Shigeru Kimura, said that unless two of its heavyweights, the US and China, take the lead on this transformation, any shift towards the low carbon society will be inadequate.
‘Further, seeing the ASEAN transition from 2017 to 2050, the region is actually increasing coal, increasing natural gas, and increasing oil, but the renewables only get a little bit rise. That is the ASEAN reality, Kimura said during the online lecture.
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