Access to Energy
Access to modern, cleaner energy is essential to sustainable human development. The majority of the world’s energy poor are living in Asia and the Pacific. More than 200 million people in the region have no electricity and about 1.7 billion people have no access to clean cooking.
Energy is crucial in achieving the SDGs, SDG7 in particular that seeks to “ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.” Access to energy helps alleviate poverty, improve health conditions, and ensure energy security. Sustainable energy for all anchored on clean energy also builds resilience against the adverse impact of climate change.
Carbon Pricing for Energy Transition and DecarbonizationThis report shows how efficient carbon pricing instruments can enable countries in Asia and the Pacific to accelerate their transition to affordable, secure low-carbon energy systems and help reach their ambitious climate targets.
Accelerating Gender Equality in the Renewable Energy SectorThis tip sheet aims to help private sector companies operating in the renewable energy sector to accelerate gender equality.
Financing Clean Energy in Developing Asia—Volume 2This book examines clean energy financing and approaches in hydropower and demand-side energy efficiency projects, along with policies and strategies based on experiences in South Asia.
Hybrid and Battery Energy Storage Systems: Review and Recommendations for Pacific Island ProjectsThis publication highlights lessons from 26 case studies in the Cook Islands and Tonga. It provides recommendations on improving the implementation of battery energy storage and renewable energy-based hybrid electricity systems.
The Story of Lanka Electricity CompanyThis publication explores lessons from Sri Lanka's experience of reforming electricity distribution through the Lanka Electricity Company, a distribution utility created in 1983.
Investment from ADB and other partners is making sure Tonga’s power infrastructure can better stand up under the cyclones and storms that are a part of life in the Pacific.