Asia Network

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Shigeru Muraki, Vice Chair Asia Pacific / South Asia

 

JK Mehta, Regional Manager Asia

JK Mehta, Regional Manager Asia

Energy access and sustainable energy poverty alleviation for the Asia region is one of the major issues the World Energy Council has been addressing. As a regional initiative, the Council is engaged in the village inventory pilot project, by profiling un-electrified villages so that energy access projects for those villages would be promoted in a more effective manner. The region is also engaged in developing studies about efficient and clean use of coal. It assess on how to improve the combustion efficiency of the existing coal fired power plants while reducing carbon dioxide emission.  The Council works closely with Asian Development Bank as part of its regional outreach.

Asia was the host of the 22nd World Energy Congress in Daegu, South Korea.