Technology is crucial to the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy but it must be accompanied by community-wide behavior changes if it is to be successful, particularly in developing countries.
Asia and the Pacific’s developing countries should entrench the rule of law, grounded in openness, transparency, and inclusion, to achieve an equitable transition to decarbonized economies.
Kelly Hewitt, an ADB Principal Energy Specialist with more than 25 years of experience in gas market regulation and reform, energy efficiency, climate mitigation, and renewable energy, defines key terms related to battery storage for renewable energy.
Countries in Asia and the Pacific face challenges and opportunities in the transition to a low-carbon future. Clear plans and coordinated efforts can make the difference.
With the right policies, and financial support, developing countries in Asia and the Pacific can leverage carbon capture and storage technology to address carbon emissions from heavy industries.
Climate of Uncertainty: Five Ways Countries Can Achieve a Just Energy Transition During Turbulent Times
As countries grapple with soaring energy costs and conflict, they must harmonize security, equity, and sustainability for an equitable transition to a low-carbon economy.
ADB Principal Energy Specialist Kelly Hewitt answers questions about why energy costs are so high and what consumers and governments can do to bring them down.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has increased global oil market volatility. The economic impact of another oil price shock, should it materialize, would be significant.
A smooth energy transition promotes sustainable development and climate resilience but it requires efforts on multiple fronts.
Developing countries should consider the water, food, energy nexus – which addresses the interconnection between the three vital resources – when undertaking development activities.