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June 18, 2017

Meeting the energy demand of emerging economies in Asia

KAS RECAP has sponsored six young researchers from different Asian countries to participate in the annual conference of the International Association for Energy Economics in Singapore. The scholars met in advance to present their research findings and exchange concepts for approaching challenges in energy politics. more…

June 17, 2017

In memoriam

Bundeskanzler a.D. Dr. Helmut Kohl 1930-2017†

We mourn Europe's citizen of honour, a great German Patriot, a fervent Christian Democrat and a European Statesman. more…

June 14, 2017

KAS RECAP Audio Podcast

The Future of Oil and Gas

Dr. Peter Hefele interviews Professor Paul Stevens, distinguished fellow at Chatham House, London, on the current and future development of the oil and gas market in Asia. more…

June 2, 2017

US withdrawal from the Paris agreement

"Geostrategical setback"

The US' withdrawal from the Paris climate change agreement has hardly any direct effects on climate politics. For Trump and the US indeed this decision marks a geostrategical setback. The country continues losing importance. China and Europe are the leading powers in climate politics. Dr Peter Hefele in a KAS interview. more…

May 25, 2017

120th birthday of Ludwig Erhard

Social market economy going global?

The Social Market Economy has transformed Germany to a prosperous country and made it a reputable trade partner worldwide. What can other regions learn from the ideas of Konrad Adenauer and Ludwig Erhard? The article discusses the current situation, opportunities and perspectives of Asia and the cooperation with Europe. more…

May 17, 2017

KAS RECAP Audio Podcast

Cities in global climate diplomacy

Our new KAS RECAP Audio Podcast commences with an interview with Professor Maria Francesch-Huidobro (Hong Kong) abouth the role of Hong Kong and Singapore in global climate politics. more…

April 20, 2017


Regional Power Integration Models Around the World

ASEAN Energy Ministers recently agreed on the creation of an ASEAN Electricity Exchange to facilitate power trade across the region. At a workshop in Jakarta, experts and officials discussed best practices. Dr. Peter Hefele, director of KAS RECAP, presented two power integration models from Europe. more…

April 10, 2017

Policy Brief

Integrating Electricity in the ASEAN region

Power interconnection in the ASEAN region is the topic of a new study from ESI, funded by KAS RECAP. The study looks at lessons learnt from the international experience and analyzes the driving factors for an integrated electricity market in the ASEAN region. more…

April 5, 2017


Global Emissions Reductions and Role of Germany

The Paris Agreement on climate change (COP21) aims at limiting global warming to well below two degrees Celsius. An international KAS study examined the emissions reduction policies of the world’s four largest producers of GHG: China, India, Russia and the USA – and how they view the German "Energiewende". more…

March 19, 2017

Luncheon Discussion

Seeking for Asia-Euro Sustainable Development

Challenges and comparative advantages in sustainable development provide unique opportunities for Asia and Europe in future cooperation. more…