EU launches sustainable energy scheme

Funding is part of UN drive to help developing countries.

The European Commission today launched a €50 million funding programme to help developing countries improve access to sustainable sources of energy.

The ‘Energising Development’ scheme has the goal of providing access to sustainable energy for an additional 500 million people in developing countries by 2030. The funding is part of the UN’s Sustainable Energy for All Initiative, which was launched last year. The EU funds will be topped up with private money.

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