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.
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Asia and the PacificEnergy demand in the fast-growing economies of Asia and the Pacific is increasing as the region pushes its development and poverty reduction agenda forward and its people enjoy a more affluent lifestyle.
Rio+20 and Sustainable Development: 12 Things to KnowThe Rio+20 Conference will take place in June to mark the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development.
Philippines: Lighting Up the Boni TunnelA poorly lit four-lane tunnel that crosses one of Metro Manila’s key thoroughfares has been illuminated using solar technology and a public-private partnership supported by ADB.
Harnessing the Sun to Generate Clean, Green Energy in IndiaIndia's largest photovoltaic solar power plant and another new ADB-financed solar energy project in the Great Indian Thar Desert aim to spark private sector interest and investment.
Lighting the Way: Asian Development Bank's Rooftop Solar ProjectThis paper gives details about ADB's Rooftop Solar Project.
The Golovnaya Hydropower Plant in Tajikistan, upgraded with ADB’s support, improves electricity supply in the country and in the CAREC region.