In the Spotlight
By converting waste into clean energy, livestock farms in Jiangxi Province, People's Republic of China, help manage an environmental threat, contribute to the national energy grid, and boost their income.
Thailand’s first large-scale solar power plant demonstrates the feasibility of large, private sector solar farms, and leads the way to a greener future.
ADB pledged in 2015 to double its annual financing for climate change mitigation and adaptation projects to $6 billion by 2020. Of this amount, $4 billion will be allocated for projects meant to mitigate the impact of climate change.
ADB has approved loans of up to $175 million for private renewable energy development to Mytrah Energies (India) Ltd (MEIL) to help it develop wind and solar power projects, which will generate up to 1,200 gigawatt-hours of clean energy a year.
Energy demand is projected to almost double in the Asia and Pacific region by 2030. There is an urgent need for innovative ways to generate power in a socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable manner. Compounding the problem is widespread energy poverty across Asia, with almost a billion people still without access to electricity.
What energy issues and trends have identified as priorities in developing Asia and the Pacific in order to achieve access to clean energy for all?