Energy

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Overview

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?

 

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Fast Facts

 

56%Asia's projected share of world energy consumption by 2035, from about a third in 2010
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$2.3billionADB's clean energy investments achieved in 2013
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14%of the population in Asia and the Pacfic is undernourished (compared with 12.5% globally)
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