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 Energy in Asia: Case Studies of ADB Investments in Low-Carbon GrowthAsia's relentless demand for energy raises great concerns over energy security and combating climate change. As part of the solution, ADB is funding projects that help countries develop clean energy through renewable power and energy efficiency. This publication features 10 clean energy stories that reduce greenhouse gases as well as improve lives for the poor.
Inaugural Asia-Pacific Dialogue on Clean Energy Governance, Policy, and RegulationThis publication presents lessons discussed during the Inaugural Asia-Pacific Dialogue on Clean Energy Governance, Policy, and Regulation held on 21-22 June 2010 at the Asian Development Bank.
Energy for All BrochureThis brochure provides an overview of the challenges of maximizing Asia's access to energy, and how ADB responds to this challenge through the Energy for All initiative.
Powering the Poor: Projects to Increase Access to Clean Energy for AllThe Asian Development Bank (ADB) is committed to helping achieve access to energy for all people in the region. The stories in this publication - told through villagers and those helping them on the ground - portray resourceful ways of giving poor and remote communities access to clean and renewable energy. The case studies look at different types of energy projects - solar, micro hydro and biogas - as well as innovative approaches in implementing and financing projects.
The Golovnaya Hydropower Plant in Tajikistan, upgraded with ADB’s support, improves electricity supply in the country and in the CAREC region.