Renewable Energy Programs

The following are the renewable energy programs being developed:

Solar thermal Wind energy Photovoltaic Biomass Geothermal Small hydro power Energy from waste Ocean energy

13.5 ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK'S PREGA PROJECT

PREGA is an acronym for the Netherlands Cooperation Fund on Promotion of Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Abatement.

13.5.1 Overview

The main objective of PREGA is to promote investments in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and greenhouse-gas abatement technologies in developing member countries. Such investments will:

Increase access to energy services by the poor Realize other strategic development objectives Help reduce greenhouse-gas emissions

To achieve this objective, PREGA will:

Develop capacities of national policy makers, technical experts, and staff of financing institutions to promote renewable energy, energy efficiency, and greenhouse-gas abatement Support policy, regulatory, and institutional reforms, including removal of energy-pricing distortions Facilitate access to private-sector financing

13.5.2 Countries

PREGA covers these 15 developing member countries:

Bangladesh

Cambodia

India

Indonesia

Kazakhstan

Kyrgyz Republic

Mongolia

Nepal

Pakistan

People's Republic of China

Philippines

Samoa

Sri Lanka

Uzbekistan

Vietnam

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