Chapter 9

Rapid Growth at What Cost? Impact of Energy Efficiency Policies in Developing Economies

Youngho Chang and Yanfei Li, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

1 Introduction

While many chapters of this volume focus on policies and measures to reduce demand growth in mature economies with low demand growth, this chapter examines the case of a number of developing economies from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). This regional block for economic and political cooperation includes Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.1 This part of the world is experiencing fast economic growth and industrialization. Figure 9.1 illustrates the geographical location of this economic ...

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