US to fund 23 clean technology projects in India under APP

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New Delhi, Oct 12 (UNI) The United States today announced grants for 23 clean technology projects in India under the aegis of the Asia Pacific Partnership (APP) on Clean Development and Climate.

Recipients of the grants will include the Tata Energy Research Institute (TERI), the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Society for Development Alternatives. From more energy efficient buildings to cleaner coal to new renewable energy, these projects will yield tangible results in rural and urban areas.

The APP brings together the governments and private sectors of Australia, China, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea and the United States to facilitate investment in clean technologies, goods and services, accelerates the sharing of energy-efficient best practices and identifies policy barriers to the diffusion of clean energy technologies.

On October 15, the second ministerial meeting of the APP will be held in New Delhi, hosted by the Indian Government. Senior government and industry representatives of all the partner countries will attend the ministerial, according to an US Embassy release here today.


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