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.
Bhutan: Green Power Development ProjectThis brief gives an overview of the Dagachhu hydropower development, a 114-megawatt run-of-river plant that will be a pilot case to catalyze private participation and accelerate hydropower development.
Bangladesh: Dhaka Clean Fuel ProjectThis brief gives an overview of a project that will create the initial infrastructure for the supply of compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel in Dhaka and contribute to the improvement of Dhaka's air quality.
India's Solar LanternsIn India, solar lanterns create a life after dark.
Sustainable Development and Green Finance - Ursula Schaefer-PreussKeynote address by ADB Vice President Ursula Schaefer-Preuss at the ChosunBiz Green Finance Forum on February 15, 2011 in Seoul, Republic of Korea
The Call to Action: Moving Forward with Solar Energy in Asia and the Pacific - Lakshmi VenkatachalamClosing remarks by ADB Vice President Lakshmi Venkatachalam at the Second Meeting of the Asia Solar Energy Forum on December 2, 2010 in Tokyo, Japan
The Golovnaya Hydropower Plant in Tajikistan, upgraded with ADB’s support, improves electricity supply in the country and in the CAREC region.