ADB's Clean Energy Program is multi-pronged. It seeks to increase regional energy efficiency in energy, transport and urban sectors; to adopt renewable energy sources; and to improve access to energy for the poor and remote regions - avoiding the use of traditional biomass. The clean energy program seeks to meet energy security needs, facilitate a transition to a low-carbon economy, universal access to energy, and achieve ADB’s vision of a region free of poverty.

With high levels of confidence for clean energy investments, ADB's newly approved Energy Policy targets the annual lending for related programs to $2 billion by 2013.