Energy Security Vol 2 – The Transformation of ASEAN

By Andrew Pickford

This paper focuses on the transformation of ASEAN and how the region perceives its own energy security. The transformation is premised on sustained growth and increasing economic productivity, both of which are not guaranteed. Key to the region’s future are the changes occurring within the largest member, Indonesia, and its ambitious plans to expand its energy sector. Other issues which will be prominent in shaping the future include: integration of energy networks, investment flows for energy infrastructure and technology deployment; managing energy subsidies; the nuclear option; maritime security and geopolitical forces.

Andrew Pickford is the Director of the Centre’s Indo-Pacific Energy Security Program. 

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