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.
Q&A: In Tonga, More Resilient Power Infrastructure Isn’t Only About More Reliable Electricity—it’s About Saving LivesADB, Dr. ‘Ana talks about the challenges of operating a hospital with an unreliable power supply and how Tonga’s more resilient infrastructure has benefited the lives of doctors and patients in Vaiola Hospital.
Improving Tajikistan’s Energy Supply with HydropowerThe Golovnaya Hydropower Plant in Tajikistan, upgraded with ADB’s support, improves electricity supply in the country and in the CAREC region.
IEA Clean Energy Transitions Summit: Towards a Sustainable Recovery - Masatsugu AsakawaSpeech by Masatsugu Asakawa, President, Asian Development Bank at the International Energy Agency (IEA) Clean Energy Transitions Summit, 9 July 2020
Hydropower Development and Economic Growth in NepalThis paper assesses how developing a part of Nepal’s hydropower potential results in stronger economic growth and significantly reduces poverty while delivering environmental benefits and climate change mitigation.
Climate Finance and the Path to Recovery: Supporting Clean Energy in Asia and the Pacific amid the Challenges of COVID-19 - Masatsugu AsakawaOpening remarks by Masatsugu Asakawa, President, Asian Development Bank at the Asia Clean Energy Forum 2020, 16 June 2020
The Golovnaya Hydropower Plant in Tajikistan, upgraded with ADB’s support, improves electricity supply in the country and in the CAREC region.