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Younghoon David Kim -- Asia must push the boundaries of energy frontiers

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China alone consumes twice the amount of energy as Europe.   © Reuters

Asia holds the balance of power when it comes to energy and climate change.

Global CO2 emissions, the main of cause of global warming, have increased by more than 50% since 1990. For that, Asia must share part of the blame. While emissions have actually fallen by 20% in Europe over the past 25 years, strong economic growth in China and India has resulted in a tripling of their CO2 emissions. At the same time, the disruption in energy models around the world actually represents a golden opportunity for Asia to avoid some of the environmental problems encountered in developed countries.

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