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.
Navigating the Challenges to a Clean Energy FutureSharp spikes in fuel and food prices and the lingering coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, are weighing on economic recovery and threaten to worsen poverty and energy security across Asia and the Pacific in 2022.
Solar Power for Schools in Punjab, PakistanThousands of schools in Pakistan’s Punjab province that used to have no electricity or frequent power outages have been installed with solar power systems with ADB’s support, vastly improving the learning environment for millions of students.
Viet Nam Harvests the Benefits of a Wind Farm and Strong Private Sector PartnershipThe Lotus project is one of the largest wind power projects financed in Viet Nam and one of the first to attract international lenders. With support from ADB, its development is a significant step forward for Viet Nam's evolving wind power industry.
Study of Clean Energy Supply for the Rural Areas in the Greater Beijing–Tianjin–Hebei Region: Technical Assistance Consultant’s ReportThis report assesses existing rural clean energy policies. In this study, the expert team categorized and studied the existing policies, distinguished into four major categories of policies: Plans, Restrictions, Incentives, and Taxation and subsidies, and conducted research and evaluation at different levels from the central to local levels. Consultants' reports describe activities by a consultant or group of consultants related to preparing a technical assistance project. This document dated May 2022 is provided for the ADB project 51031-001 in the People's Republic of China.
Clean Heating Technologies: A Pilot Project Case Study from Northern People’s Republic of ChinaThis publication provides an overview of clean heating technologies and shares lessons from a pilot project in the People’s Republic of China (PRC).
The Golovnaya Hydropower Plant in Tajikistan, upgraded with ADB’s support, improves electricity supply in the country and in the CAREC region.