This research report “South Asia: Ripe for Closure- Accelerating the energy transition and saving money by reducing excess fossil fuel capacity” has been prepared by the The Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air in collaboration with TransitionZero. The report looks at electricity demand and supply in key South Asian countries – Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh.

The key objective of energy planning is to keep the lights on in an economically efficient way while delivering rapid emissions reductions. Amidst the growing threat of climate change, fossil fuel development runs counter to sustainable economic development. This report shows that many countries are protecting incumbent generators with high carbon and air pollutant emissions, even when their contribution is not needed to meet current or future power demand with adequate safety margins.

Download the report here