Same energy, more power: accelerating energy efficiency in Asia
10th October 2013
This ADB report identifies a 1%–4% investment in energy efficiency, as a share of overall energy sector investment, can meet as much as 25% of the projected increase in primary energy consumption in developing Asian countries by 2030. This cost-effective investment, in turn, can boost regional energy security by tempering the need for imported energy, as most countries in the region, 2 decades from now, will produce 50% or less of the energy they require. More generally, robust deployment of energy efficiency can relieve pressure on existing energy infrastructure while reducing emissions and other pollutants that harm air quality and contribute to climate change.
This report identifies key areas of interest for accelerating energy efficiency investments. The report also examines global and regional trends that are driving Asia’s energy demand and the resulting policy and regulatory environment for energy efficiency.
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