Energy theme looks at the energy resources both at global and regional scale, the accessibility, distributional aspect, and infrastructure for energy sources and address key energy carrier issues and aims to deliver effective energy services with the least implications to the environment.
Asia drives global economy and its influence is expected to only rise. Faster growth needs greater energy sources to sustain it. In the last decade, energy demand growth trends are already shifting decisively away from OECD countries and to Asia. While energy resources itself might not be of too much problem at global and regional scale, the accessibility, distributional aspect, and infrastructure for energy sources and key energy carriers are key problems for Asia which requires to deliver energy services at a reasonable cost and with least implications to the environment. For these reasons Asia needs a better energy transition to next decades characterized by universal energy access, least cost energy services, enhanced energy security and least pollution. This transition must also dampen the energy demand which necessitates better energy efficiency and the lifestyle choices. This theme represents the publication and project AIT has done significant research in the area of energy and the listing of the projects and publications are provided .