According to the International Energy Agency, energy efficiency constitutes in Asia, alongside the deployment of renewable energy, one of the two fundamental leverage points required to achieve the objectives of the Paris Climate Agreement.
However, in the absence of a well-defined regulatory framework and knowledge about the energy consumption of buildings, how can energy efficiency emerge as a priority?
One solution has emerged. In Cambodia, the demand for electricity has increased tenfold over the last 15 years, a consequence of rapid population and economic growth.
There are environmental challenges induced by this growth, as the country's energy mix is far from being decarbonized.
Moreover, the country has to deal with the instability of its electricity network, high electricity prices (...)