Energie : papiers de recherche moissonnés (lundi 12 septembre 2016)

GCC-East Asia Relations in the Fields of Nuclear and Renewable Energy: Opportunities and Barriers / Makio Yamada. Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, Sept. 2016, 35 p. (OIES Paper : MEP 14) https://www.oxfordenergy.org/publications/asia-relations-fields-nuclear-renewable-energy-opportunities-barriers/

This paper is one of the first attempts to delineate the contours of emerging GCC–East Asia relations in the fields of nuclear and renewable energy. On one hand, the GCC countries have been seeking technology from across the world to develop the foundation of their nuclear and renewable energy industries. East Asian countries, on the other hand, see their technological expertise in these fields as an exportable asset that can contribute to the sustainable growth of their economies. However, the paper also identifies some barriers to the progress of GCC–East Asia nuclear and renewable energy cooperation. First, East Asian firms compete in GCC markets with firms from other countries that also have a developed competitive export-oriented nuclear/renewable energy technology. Second, in the long run, a rise in competition between firms within the two regions may also create barriers to cooperation between the GCC and East Asia. This is particularly the case for the solar industry.

Transition(s) énergétique(s) en Europe :  analyse comparative de scénarios, de leur application territoriale et de leurs impacts socio-économiques : rapport final / Association Négawatt, 23 mars 2016, 79 p. http://www.negawatt.org/telechargement/Docs/160908_Rapport_TransitionsEnergetiques_Europe.pdf

Lire à ce propos l’article d’André Joffre sur le blog Tecsol : http://tecsol.blogs.com/mon_weblog/2016/09/transitions-%C3%A9nerg%C3%A9tiques-en-europe-analyse-comparative-de-sc%C3%A9narios-nationaux-par-n%C3%A9gawatt.html

The Nexus of Energy Security, Environmental Sustainability and Economic Prosperity as Prisms to Decipher Asia’s Moving Challenges / Benjamin Denjean. Asia Centre, avril 2016, 18 p. http://www.centreasia.eu/publication/note—the-nexus-of-energy-security%2C-environmental-sustainability-and-economic-prosperity-as-prisms-to-decipher-asia%E2%80%99s-moving-challenges.

The growth and economic prosperity in Asia have brought tremendous opportunity and challenges in the energy landscape, where every technology unveils a unique set of vested interests, weaving intricate patterns of sustainability and security prospects. Not surprisingly, the Chinese leviathan, both through its energy demands and recent foreign influence expansion is getting a central place in this nexus chessboard.
While coal will remain the major source of energy in Asia, phasing out is still widely unaddressed in the region despite known co-benefits. Oil and gas reserves are still waved as tension drivers on South China Sea which is embedded into a larger web of security interests around militarization of the Pacific and control commerce route. Finally the promised renewable energy revolution even without shifting the energy security balance is increasingly weighing on infrastructure development priorities and weakens natural resource holders’ dominant positions. This situation is being challenged by the unique place of coercive and transboundary reach of hydropower stations. Gas is also at a crossroads in Asia as the competition rages between LNG terminals and transcontinental pipeline.
The expected multifaceted development of infrastructure supported by the new AIIB is yet to represent the trial by fire of China’s foreign new go global coordinate development.

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