Gridlock around Beijing has been a conspicuous problem as more Chinese buy private cars.

The purpose of this summary report is to highlight energy efficiency policy action and planning in IEA member countries since the last meeting of the Energy Efficiency Working Party (EEWP) held in January 2010.

The technical and economic viability of energy efficiency (EE) has become more pronounced as concerns about energy security, climate change and low carbon development intensify. Although the promotion of EE has long been identified as an effective policy tool to manage energy demand, active pursuit of EE still lags behind in many ESCAP countries.

The Centre has put in place an enabling legal, regulatory and policy framework to promote market-based energy efficiency in the country and the focus now is on implementing schemes aimed at reducing the energy intensity of the economy.

The Energy Statistics in Asia and the Pacific (1990-2006) is a compilation of energy production, trade, transformation and consumption of the regional members of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Asia and the Pacific.