ADB Offers Technical Assistance for Better Clean Energy Access in Developing Asia

The Asian Development Bank has earmarked USD2 million to back technical assistance for developing and executing projects to improve access to clean energy in poor Asian nations.  According to the bank, around 800 million people in developing Asia lack access to basic electricity services, and about 1.8 billion depend on traditional biomass sources to meet their cooking and heating needs.

ADB will source the funding from Japan’s Asian Clean Energy Fund, which is part of the Clean Energy Financing Partnership Facility. The money will be used to support projects including biogas development and rural electrification using solar and wind power.

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