DOE Awards $750,000 to Facilitate Penetration of U.S. Clean Energy Technologies in India and China Through Sustainable Urban Energy Planning
January 4, 2013
The Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) issued two awards ($750,000 total) to deploy U.S. technical expertise in the area of sustainable urban development to cities in China and India. The EERE International Program selected World Resources Institute (WRI) to coordinate a project in Bangalore, India and Optony Incorporated to coordinate projects in three cities in China. Partners in India include Caterpillar Foundation and Bloomberg Philanthropies. These partners will provide cash and in-kind contributions totaling up to $300,000 in cost share. Partners in China include the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Peking University, Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network, and Kaiyuan Capital CDB. These partners will provide cash and in-kind contributions totaling up to $130,000 in cost share and up to $50 million in project financing.
Specific activities will include assistance on urban planning and management linked with energy modeling, technical and financial analysis of policies to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy, and demonstrations in partnership with the private sector. This project will create opportunities for U.S. clean energy companies so they can grow exports of domestic clean energy technologies and services in rapidly expanding markets in India and China. WRI and Optony will coordinate closely with U.S. trade promotion agencies. These projects will also inform U.S. national and subnational planning and policy development.
The EERE International Program advances the progress of EERE’s domestic programs and accelerates global deployment of U.S. clean energy technologies and services through international collaboration.