The alarmingly high rates of population growth globally can only be addressed with an equally large increase in resources for humans to sustain themselves. While advancements in technology, ranging from new machinery to genetic variations in crops, have been able to meet this demand thus far, a shift away from dependence upon poor countries for cheap labor has rendered developing nations financially broken. As previously steady foreign investments are withdrawn from these nations, access to food and basic nutrients becomes increasingly limited, and inefficient, environmentally damaging practices are adopted in lieu. For the sake of billions of workers and their families, along with those indirectly affected through changing temperatures and climate, we should try to identify the issue at hand....Research has confirmed that the use of fossil fuels as an energy source releases high concentrations of CO2, which contributes to Global Warming. To frame this into the context of poor countries losing buyers of their labor, these countries are now resorting to more fossil fuel use to supplement their own economic growth, while shifting away from more costly alternative sources of energy. In the eyes of poor countries, it is baseless for developed nations to argue that developing countries should be reducing consumption of fossil fuels and unclean sources of energy, while developed nations have the resources available to make the shift in their own countries (but choose not to). It is also a relevant point however, that it becomes more and more difficult for Country X to shift to clean sources of energy after its economy was founded upon fossil fuel use, and so Country X should instead try to adopt clean sources of energy slowly, even in its initial stages of economic growth. Why would Country X care though? What incentive is there, and how large should it be, such that Country X will focus more on protecting the environment in the long run than meeting its basic short term survival needs?It is for this exact reason, that if developed nations are unable to make a large scale shift in energy consumption, they should at the minimum finance energy research and subsidize the adoption of clean energy policies in developing nations. What? Developed countries have to pay developing countries to do the right thing? Yes. It can be reasonably be inferred, and in the text of this book empirically proven, that these investments will reduce overall emissions more than just if developed nations adopted their own clean energy mandates. ....This book will identify Southeast Asia as a promising source of these specific types of nations. Southeast Asian nations do not typically supply cheap labor to foreign nations, and instead sell machinery in various forms – goods that can still be brought to market after changing energy policies and growing their economies. We will identify Malaysia and Vietnam as two Southeast Asian countries in particular, as they have the greatest regional potential for two emerging sources of clean energy: Hydrogen Gas and Nuclear Energy. To plot previously recorded energy data and then projected outputs for these nations, we will turn towards the format of bank balance sheets to develop energy balance sheets – thus helping us record this data before and after policy implementations. Just as bank balance sheets are used to record assets and liabilities, energy balance sheets record the production, consumption, saving, and trade of energy output from a variety of sources. Here energy is our currency, as it serves the three purposes money does: unit of account, store of value, and medium of exchange. For this reason, we will not see subsidies or monetary costs associated with building plants/developing human capital. Those are recorded with money, but our focus here is to frame energy consumption and distribution into an economist’s view of opportunity costs, trade-off, and profit.