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.
Increasing Access to Clean Cooking in the Philippines: Challenges and ProspectsThis publication analyzes the use of clean and efficient cooking technologies in the Philippines and identifies opportunities and challenges to fast-track their uptake.
Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage Game Changers in Asia: 2020 Compendium of Technologies and EnablersThis compendium showcases new and innovative low carbon technologies that have potential to be deployed in Asia and the Pacific. It features 10 technologies for capturing, utilizing, or storing carbon dioxide.
Signing Ceremony of the Uzbekistan Navoi Scaling Solar 100MW Project - Ashok LavasaSpeech by Ashok Lavasa, ADB Vice President for Private Sector Operations and Public–Private Partnerships, at the Signing Ceremony of the Uzbekistan Navoi Scaling Solar 100MW Project, 22 December 2020
A Review of the Strategy for the Northeast Asia Power System InterconnectionThis paper summarizes and updates the study of a strategy for the Northeast Asia Power System Interconnection that spans Japan, Mongolia, the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Korea, and the Russian Federation.
Transforming Power Development Planning in the Greater Mekong Subregion: A Strategic and Integrated ApproachThis publication provides guidance on how governments and utilities in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) can develop sustainable power development plans based on current international best practices.
The Golovnaya Hydropower Plant in Tajikistan, upgraded with ADB’s support, improves electricity supply in the country and in the CAREC region.