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Expanding our work in Africa: OPIC joins world leaders at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum

OPIC joined leaders from the public and private sectors in New York City last week at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum; a day focused on trade and investment opportunities on the continent for African heads of government and American business... Read more...

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Why is the U.S.-India solar partnership historic? One foundation weighs in

“More than 300 million people in India – that’s a quarter of the Indian population, mostly rural poor – cannot turn on a light. What power they have for their homes and kitchens comes from kerosene, wood, coal and cow manure. This takes a huge... Read more...

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OPIC committed to continued support of renewable energy projects in India

OPIC supports multiple renewable energy projects in India, including Simpa Networks, which provides solar-as-a-service in rural India.   This week’s historic agreement between the U.S. and India to address climate change recognizes... Read more...

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Developing countries play a vital role in the health of the earth

  Thirty-six years after the first Earth Day demonstrations, there is a growing understanding that as we work to build a healthier earth, we must consider the whole earth — from the major cities of our wealthy countries, to remote... Read more...

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“The most predictable economic transformation in modern times:” OPIC COO John Morton featured in Quartz

Renewable energy investment in developing countries jumped 36 percent between 2013 and 2014 and now exceeds the level of renewable energy invested in developing economies, OPIC Chief Operating Officer John Morton, wrote in this piece... Read more...

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Featured photo: Solar panels offer a clean source of electricity in rural India

  As the Paris Climate Conference (COP21) brings together leaders from every end of the globe to share ideas on what we can do to combat climate change, we’re highlighting one of the several projects we’ve supported to help... Read more...

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Featured photo: Diversifying Peru’s energy production

Plant workers join Peruvian President Ollanta Humala for a ceremony dedicating a 20 MW photovoltaic plant near Moquegua, Peru on November 10. Supported by an OPIC loan, the Solarpack project is supplying power to Peru’s national grid and will... Read more...

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OPIC featured on State Department’s Dipnote Blog

A home lit at night by an off-grid power program in Nigeria.   “This year has been declared the “Year of Light.” It is easy to see why.” OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield wrote in a recent post on the... Read more...

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On World Energy Day a look at one innovative OPIC partner that delivers solar power in a box

On World Energy Day, we feature a young girl in Nigeria who is able to do her homework after dark with the help of a solar light powered by Lumos, an OPIC partner that provides off-grid solar solutions to remote communities. With the support of... Read more...

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Ten facts and forecasts that illustrate the demand for renewable energy in the developing world

OPIC is an active participant this week in Secretary Kerry’s Climate and Clean Energy Investment Forum, focused on clean energy and energy efficiency in the developing world. As the forum kicked off on Oct. 20, OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth... Read more...

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