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Energy efficiency most effective to tackle climate change

Energy efficiency most effective to tackle climate change

Asia's best bet for reducing energy demand and carbon emissions - energy efficiency - receives only a fraction of the investment needed. Photo: finchannel.com Energy efficiency topped the rankings as the most cost-effective measure to tackle climate and energy security in Asia, yet investments in this sector are not nearly enough, said an international development agency on Wednesday. The United States Agency for International Development’s Regional Development Mission for Asia (USAID/RDMA) has launched a report which found that of 152 possible actions to push Asia towards a low-carbon energy supply, the top six were energy efficiency-related. Yet, the Asian countries studied are coming up with only a small fraction of the necessary investment in energy efficiency, noted the report authors. “There is a large disconnect between the potential of energy efficiency and its act...

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