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.
Health Workers, Song Bung Project, Viet NamTraining Village health workers from ethnic minority communities is an essential part of the Song Bung Hydropower project.
Agricultural Traditions and New Beginnings, Viet NamIn central Viet Nam, agricultural workers combine traditional knowledge and new skills in water management to help people increase their crops yields.
Asia Clean Energy Forum ReportThis Report provides the outcomes of the 6th Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF) held on 20-24 June 2011 at Asian Development Bank (ADB) headquarters.
India: Gujarat Solar Power Transmission ProjectThis brief gives an overview of a project that will support solar power development in a cost-effective manner in India with the development of a reliable evacuation system for power from the Charangka Solar Park.
ADB's Clean Energy Program - Promoting Clean Power for the Green FutureFrom solar farms to water-wheels to compact fluorescent lamps, ADB is supporting alternative uses of energy across the region.
The Golovnaya Hydropower Plant in Tajikistan, upgraded with ADB’s support, improves electricity supply in the country and in the CAREC region.