Energy efficiency is emerging as one of the key options that can help nations in Asia and the Pacific meet the region's growing energy needs in a clean and effective way.
Increasing the efficiency of energy use and supply yields lower costs and increases availability of energy. It also produces large environmental and economic benefits:
- It eases pressure on fossil fuel demand and energy prices.
- It improves energy security.
- It reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
Technical advancement and market dynamics offer greater opportunities to improve energy efficiency, have increased the viability of new and renewable sources of energy, and have expanded the options for off-grid and community-based electricity supply.
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.
Why ADB’s Energy Transition Mechanism is prioritizing Safeguards and a Just TransitionThe Energy Transition Mechanism (ETM) being spearheaded by ADB has the potential to be not just a significant asset in the battle against climate change, but also to revamp the energy sectors of Asia and the Pacific.
How ADB is Driving Gender Equality in Tonga’s Energy SectorThe workforce behind Tonga’s energy sector was once considered no place for women. Not anymore.
Climatic Ep 4.4: Where VC Money Is GoingIn this episode, Ramsay Siegal from Earthshot Ventures, and Shyam Menon at the Bharat Innovation Fund will discuss where the smart money is going and how startups can get access to the funding they need to revolutionize the grid sector.
Kazakhstan’s Emerging Solar Industry is Helping its Transition to a Green EconomyMilestone solar projects in Kazakhstan are expected to boost renewables in its energy mix. These projects are part of the country’s step to decarbonize its economy.
The Golovnaya Hydropower Plant in Tajikistan, upgraded with ADB’s support, improves electricity supply in the country and in the CAREC region.