Electric tricycle on a road along Legazpi Bay, Albay, Philippines with Mayon Volcano as background. Photo credit: ADB.

Jumpstarting the EV Market in the Philippines

March 08, 2023

Zero tariff on electric vehicles and other incentives are expected to encourage more Filipinos to opt for cleaner, greener vehicles.
Night market in Malaysia. Photo credit: Asian Development Bank.

USTDA Grant Supports Sarawak Energy’s Digital Transformation

January 23, 2023

The utility plans to shift to a smart grid and digital technologies in order to supply more clean energy to the state and the region through the Borneo Grid.
Barangay Katipunan, Pilar, Surigao Del Norte. Photo credit: Asian Development Bank.

Eight Projects Selected for Korean Funding

January 13, 2023

The BIMP-EAGA–Republic of Korea Cooperation Fund will provide grants to projects of up to $300,000 each.
A health worker inoculating a patient with the COVID-19 vaccine.

ASEAN Leaders Vow to Sustain Recovery amid Challenges

December 06, 2022

Leaders want countries to brace for headwinds from COVID-19, supply chain disruptions, food shortage, climate change, and other threats.
A view of General Santos.

General Santos Wants to Be ‘Green City of the South’

November 24, 2022

A new plan that integrates and focuses the city’s green investment plan is now in place to guide it toward its vision.
Ride-hailing services in Indonesia. Photo credit: Asian Development Bank.

How Indonesia Can Put 55 Million e-Motorcycles on the Road by 2030

November 22, 2022

ADB study favors limiting the use of gasoline motorcycles for specific zones over subsidizing electric-powered units.
Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo credit: Asian Development Bank.

Indonesia to Retire 2GW of Coal-Fired Power with Support from Climate Investment Funds

November 14, 2022

The country will have access to $500M in concessional, risk-bearing capital to build momentum toward ambitious climate, energy, and development goals.
A wind and solar farm in the Philippines. Photo credit: Asian Development Bank.

ASEAN Energy Outlook Calls for Accelerated Transition

October 12, 2022

Energy demand in Southeast Asia is projected to triple by 2050 in the absence of new policies to accelerate clean energy transition.
A farmer working in a rice field.

Countries Urged to Strengthen Agriculture Systems to Bolster Food Security

October 11, 2022

 Agrifood systems must become more resilient and deliver affordable, nutritious foods.
Technicians at a wind and solar Farm in the Philippines. Photo credit: Asian Development Bank.

Building the ASEAN Power Grid: Opportunities and Challenges

September 22, 2022

Interconnecting power grids in the region is a key strategy in strengthening energy security and transitioning to renewables through efficient resource sharing.