How Renewables Can Optimize Water-Energy-Food Tradeoffs in the Mekong Basin

Event: Asia Clean Energy Forum 2019

How Renewables Can Optimize Water-Energy-Food Tradeoffs in the Mekong Basin

20 June 2019
Author / Speaker: 
Brian Eyler, Stimson Center - Other materials by the author

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Through deepening solar, wind, and biomass contributions to power mixes in the countries of the Mekong Basin and rethinking how hydropower and cross-border power trade are positioned to meet regional power demand needs, it is possible to achieve a low impact, low carbon, and low cost energy transition AND conserve the Mighty Mekong's natural resource base. This presentation demonstrated decision making tools and policy pathways for system-scale energy planning and tradeoff analyses at the basin-wide scope that should be used to deliver this transition. Mr. Eyler drew from the ongoing findings of the Mekong Basin Connect program  by UC Berkeley's Energy Resources Group, IUCN, and the Stimson Center.

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