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ADB releases "Knowledge and Power: Lessons from ADB Energy Projects" - This publication comprises of an overview of the energy sector and 15 case stories from different subregions and subsectors in Asia, focusing on ADB-wide project-level knowledge to promote cross-departmental and cross-DMC learning. Case study samples of promoting energy efficiency e.g. The Philippine Energy Efficiency Project (PEEP): Lighting Up the Philippines in an Efficient Way, and other cases in China and Indonesia.

Washington, DC, November 4, 2015 - Rob Pratt has been appointed President of the International Institute for Energy Conservation (IIEC), working with Felix Gooneratne, the Institute's CEO who is based in Bangkok, Thailand.

Water and Sanitation Troubles in Haiti

Prior to the 2010 Port-au-Prince earthquake, access to clean water was already an issue in Haiti, long considered one of the poorest countries in the Americas. Few homes were connected to water pipes, and sanitation problems caused frequent illness. After the 7.0 earthquake hit on January 12, 2010, with weeks of aftershocks following, buildings collapsed or were severely damaged. Nearly 200,000 people died, with many more fleeing to the countryside. This further taxed and contaminated already scarce sources of clean water.

In June 2015, IIEC completed the ADB sponsored project Promoting Energy Efficiency in the Pacific – Phase 2 (PEEP2). The project, which was launched in 2011, focused on reducing energy consumption in the residential, commercial and public sectors of five Pacific Developing Member Countries (PDMCs) – Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Tonga, Samoa and the Cook Islands – by establishing energy efficiency targets, putting in place policy and implementation frameworks, and implementing a variety of energy efficiency measures in these sectors.