Monday, December 14, 2009

Climate REDI

Today, at the UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen, US Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced a new initiative to help developing nations to adopt clean and renewable energy technologies: a new Renewables and Efficiency Deployment Initiative (Climate REDI).
The combined budget would be equal to $350 million; the US will contribute with $85 million to the five-year effort. Other contributor countries will include: Australia, UK, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway and Sweden.

For more information see:
The White House,Office of the Press Secretary - Fact Sheet: Clean Energy Technology Announcements December 14, 2009
The Phoenix Sun - DOE: $350 Million Push for Clean Energy in Developing World December 14, 2009
Google news - US plan to deliver clean energy to poor countries December 14, 2009