Southeast Asia’s power generation has tripled in 20 years. But is it running out of energy options?

Energy demand in Southeast Asia has increased by an average of 3% a year since 2000. Image: Unsplash/Andrey Metelev

Douglas Broom

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Energy demand has increased broadly in line with rises in GDP across Southeast Asia. Image: IEA

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Southeast Asia has mainly relied on coal to power its economic growth. Image: IEA

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