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

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“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 toll on people’s health, not to mention on the nation’s economy and air quality. Solar energy can deliver power without harming the air or the global climate – and with power, people’s quality of life and economic opportunities improve dramatically.”

This post from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation discusses the historic agreement reached this week and the role that nonprofits will play alongside private investors and governments.

Read the post from the Hewlett Foundation here,
and read more about the cooperation between the U.S. and India on climate change and energy security 
here

 

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