Clean Energy: USAID, ADB to Invest Millions in India, Tech Insider Lists Top 10 Clean Energy Countries
March 31, 2016
India’s Economic Times (3/28) reported that USAID and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) are teaming up to support the development of clean energy infrastructure in India. The Energy Business Review said the partners will provide $848 million in funding.
Tech Insider (3/29) listed the top ten countries ramping up clean energy efforts, with more than half being developing countries.
Climate Home (3/24) said the U.N. Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2016 report found that developing countries, excluding China, India and Brazil, lifted clean energy investment by 30 percent in 2015, to an all-time high of $36 billion.
The Washington Post (3/23) covered Australia’s announcement that it will establish a $760 million clean energy innovation fund.
Reuters (3/23) reported that the U.N. expects a record number of first-day signatories to the Paris climate agreement, when it opens for signatures on April 22.
Reuters (3/23) covered a U.S.-Argentina bilateral announcement stating the two countries will cooperate on climate change efforts.
According to a White House fact sheet (3/23) cooperation between the two countries will include reducing emissions from international aviation and scaling up renewable energy.
NPR (3/29) interviewed USAID Administrator Gayle Smith, noting the top of her agenda includes getting Congress to pass the Global Food Security Act to ensure the Feed the Future initiative will continue into the next administration.
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