Energy Secretary Steven Chu on Monday announced a five-year, $350 million international plan to deploy clean technology in developing countries. The effort includes such things as putting solar lanterns in poor households and promoting advanced energy-efficient appliances worldwide, administration officials said.
The Renewables and Efficiency Deployment Initiative (Climate REDI) will promote the use of efficient and renewable energy products to cut greenhouse gas emissions and improve the quality of life in poor countries, according to the DOE.
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