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Non-renewable Resources in Asian Economies: Perspective of Availability, Applicability Acceptability, and Affordability

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  • Youngho CHANG

    (Scholl of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University)

  • Yanfei LI

    (Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA))

This paper reviews the factors that determine the sustainability of nonrenewable energy production and consumption in Asian economies. It reviews the recent literature on the issue and all of the key findings under the 4As framework (Availability, Applicability, Acceptability, and Affordability) which is derived from the classical Hotelling non-renewable resource economics models. Conclusions derived focus on the implications of the fast growth in non-renewable energy consumption and its outpacing the growth in indigenous production, the uneven distribution of exploitable non-renewable energy resources, the potentials of shale oil and shale gas, the role of coal, renewable energy and nuclear energy, the reform of domestic energy markets, and the environmental impacts of the use of nonrenewable energy in the Asian economies.

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Paper provided by Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) in its series Working Papers with number DP-2014-04.

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Length: 47 pages.
Date of creation: Feb 2014
Handle: RePEc:era:wpaper:dp-2014-04
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