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.
Power to SamoaThe Taelefaga power station is one of a number of hydroelectric power plants in Samoa helping to boost the reliability of electricity for local businesses and families.
Viet Nam's Success in Increasing Access to Energy through Rural ElectrificationThis case study condenses the findings of the full report "Electricity Access in Viet Nam: Success Story and Challenges" by Nguyen Anh Tuan of the Institute of Energy, Viet Nam with the support of the Energy for All Initiative of the Asian Development Bank.
Official COP 16 Side Event: Universal Access to Energy - Ursula Schaefer-PreussPresentation by ADB Vice President Ursula Schaefer-Preuss at the Official COP 16 Side Event: Universal Access to Energy on December 8, 2010 in Cancun, Mexico
Energy for All BrochureThis brochure provides an overview of the challenges of maximizing Asia's access to energy, and how ADB responds to this challenge through the Energy for All initiative.
Powering the Poor: Projects to Increase Access to Clean Energy for AllThe Asian Development Bank (ADB) is committed to helping achieve access to energy for all people in the region. The stories in this publication - told through villagers and those helping them on the ground - portray resourceful ways of giving poor and remote communities access to clean and renewable energy. The case studies look at different types of energy projects - solar, micro hydro and biogas - as well as innovative approaches in implementing and financing projects.
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.