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Public Attitudes Towards Energy Policy and Sustainable Development in ASEAN Countries

Editor(s)/Author(s) : - 16 February 2022
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To further encourage the diffusion of Renewable Energy (RE) in ASEAN countries, a certain level of policy support is needed based on the extent to which citizens accept the cost burden. This study examines the willingness to pay (WTP) for RE and electric mobility in ASEAN countries, using discrete choice experiments (DCEs) and the contingency valuation method (CVM). It targets Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam.
Respondents preferred higher RE shares, and the RE share coefficients in all three cities were positive and significant at the 1% level. The WTP for RE is only a few percent in most cases, and the highest value is about 20% for solar in the Philippines. The WTP corresponds to recognition and evaluation, with a higher price for solar PV and a lower price for biomass energy. Consumer preferences for sustainable transportation were explored by estimating the WTP for electric motorcycles in Viet Nam.

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Public Attitudes Towards Energy Policy and Sustainable Development in ASEAN Countries


Title Page

Foreword and Acknowledgements


List of Figures and Tables

List of Project Members

Abbreviations and Acronyms

Executive Summary

Chapter 1 - Introduction

Chapter 2 - Review of Energy Policies

Chapter 3 - Methodology: Survey Design

Chapter 4 - Sampling Strategy

Chapter 5 - Descriptive Results

Chapter 6 - Analysis of Survey Results on the Willingness to Pay for Renewable Energy in Five ASEAN Cities

Chapter 7 - Sustainable Mobility in Viet Nam: A Study on the Willingness to Pay for Electric Motorbikes

Chapter 8 - Policy Implications and Conclusions


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