Regional Public Goods

ADB Clean Energy Program

ADB’s Clean Energy Program seeks to increase energy efficiency and the adoption of low carbon technologies, and to improve access to energy for the poor and remote households in Asia Pacific. It has become one of ADB’s highest priorities, reaching 27% of total approved loans in 2008. In 2011, ADB reached its annual clean energy investment target of $2 billion, and its $2.1 billion investment in the same year may generate 3,298 GWh equivalent/year of energy savings and mitigate 13.7 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent annually. [Source] The Clean Energy Program includes:

  • Energy efficiency and renewable energy
  • Carbon Capture and Storage
  • Energy for All Initiative
  • Asia Solar Energy Initiative
  • Quantum Leap in Wind
  • Small Wind Initiative
  • Low Carbon Technology Exchange
  • Asia Climate Change and Clean Energy Venture Capital Initiative
  • ADB Carbon Market Program

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