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.
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).
Lotus Blossoms in the WindElectricity demand in Viet Nam has grown at a compound annual rate of 13% since 2000 and is projected to grow by 8% annually through to 2030. Meeting this power demand will require an expansion in Viet Nam's generation capacity to approximately l00 gigawatts (GW) by 2030, as well as alternatives to carbon-intensive power projects to avoid significant increases in greenhouse gas emissions.
Pacific Energy Update 2021This publication provides an overview of active and proposed energy initiatives of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in the Pacific region as of December 2021.
Building an Energy Transition Mechanism (ETM) for Southeast Asia: Partnership LaunchThe ADB, the Government of the Republic of Indonesia, and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines, convened on 3 November 2021 to announce the launch of a partnership to design and establish an Energy Transition Mechanism (ETM).
Just Transition Beyond the Energy SectorThis brief advocates that Just Transition be considered to minimize the potential negative impacts of climate action in key non-energy economic sectors 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.