ADB's Focus on Energy
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A fast-growing solar power industry in India's Rajasthan will soon be transmitting up to 8,000MW of renewable energy to the national grid. A $800 million program is supporting this effort.
New high-voltage facilities like the Marneuli 500 kV substation near Tbilisi are preparing the ground for Georgia's planned boost in hydropower generation and green energy exports to neighboring countries. Georgia's power development plan includes 60 energy transmission projects across the country over 10 years.
New transmission lines light up towns as cross-border energy cooperation links Cambodia and Viet Nam grids.
Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, on what should drive energy investment decisions in Asia and why the region is critical in the fight against climate change.
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?