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.
Power and Empower: Renewable Energy Investments in Indonesia are Helping Rural Women Expand Their Cassava Chips BusinessADB's renewable energy investments in Eastern Indonesia are helping local women in surrounding villages expand their small businesses through livelihood training.
Power and Empower: Creating Jobs for Lombok Women through Solar Power Skills TrainingADB-supported solar projects in Lombok Island, Indonesia encourage women to participate in its training and certification program and strengthen their technical capacity to join the renewable energy workforce.
Power and Empower: Improving Lombok Women’s Lives by Investing in Clean EnergySolar power projects in Lombok Island, Indonesia have opened opportunities for women through jobs and training.
Financing Clean Energy in Developing AsiaThis book examines clean energy investment needs and financing gaps in Asia and the Pacific and discusses how they are being addressed.
How Cofinancing Spurs Private Investments in Climate Solutions and Gender Equity across Asia and the PacificThe Government of Canada is a key partner in ADB’s efforts to establish an enabling environment for private sector climate financing in Asia and the Pacific.
The Golovnaya Hydropower Plant in Tajikistan, upgraded with ADB’s support, improves electricity supply in the country and in the CAREC region.