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 Enhancement in Power Generation Sector: Final ReportConsultant’s reports describe activities by a consultant or group of consultants related to preparing a technical assistance project. This document dated February 2012 is provided for the ADB project 41139-012 in India.
Concentrating Solar Thermal Power DevelopmentConsultant’s reports describe activities by a consultant or group of consultants related to preparing a technical assistance project. This document dated January 2012 is provided for the ADB project 43356-012 in the People's Republic of China.
Solutions for economy and climate - Vinod ThomasAt the turn of 2012, the world continues to be in the grip of a two-fold crisis: an economic downturn and widespread job losses on the one side and accelerating global warming and extreme weather events on the other. So far, Asia has been less vulnerable than other regions to the economic slump, but has been arguably the most prone to natural calamities.
3 ideas that are good for both economy and environment - Vinod ThomasAs we enter a new year, the world continues to be in the grips of dual crises: a stubborn economic downturn with widespread job losses combined with accelerating global warming threatening vulnerable communities. Many argue that dealing with climate change in the midst of an economic slump will hurt recovery efforts. The underlying reality, however, is quite the opposite. Not only can preparing for climate change offer opportunities for economic growth, it would be unwise to pursue one without the other.
Resettlement and the Song Bung 4 Hydropower ProjectIn central Viet Nam, people resettling because of the building of a dam are making the move in an environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive manner.
The Golovnaya Hydropower Plant in Tajikistan, upgraded with ADB’s support, improves electricity supply in the country and in the CAREC region.