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Press Release

July 27, 2021


The United States and India: Deepening Our Strategic Partnership

Washington: At the Leaders’ Summit on Climate in April, President Biden and Prime Minister Modi launched the U.S.-India Climate and Clean Energy Agenda 2030 Partnership to strengthen cooperation on strong actions in the current decade to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement and to help each country achieve its respective climate and clean energy goals. Read More

July 19-22, 2021


USAID supports Capacity Building of Stakeholders to Accelerate Electric Vehicle roll-out in Nepal

Kathmandu: The South Asia Regional Energy Hub and USAID organized a workshop to accelerate the government’s roll-out of EVs by improving the knowledge of Nepali stakeholders on global practices and policies, analyzing costs and benefits, understanding multiple business model options for the deployment of EVs, standards for charging infrastructure, and raising the awareness of leading practices related to the siting of public charging stations. Read More

June 21, 2021


USAID Launches a New Clean Energy Project: Bangladesh Advancing Development and Growth through Energy

Dhaka: The event, “U.S.- Bangladesh Climate Mitigation and Energy Cooperation – Launch of USAID BADGE program,” elaborated the details of USAID’s $17 million, five-year, flagship BADGE project to key energy stakeholders. U.S Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry highlighted the project during his visit to Dhaka with Bangladesh’s Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina in April 2021. BADGE will expand Bangladesh’s access to affordable clean energy, support clean energy entrepreneurship, foster transparent and efficient energy markets, and advance innovation. Read More

April 8, 2021


Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry’s Visit to India and Meetings with Prime Minister and Top Officials in the Government of India

Media Note: Special Presidential Envoy Kerry highlighted President Biden’s support for the enduring comprehensive global strategic partnership with India and the importance of two of the world’s largest economies leading together on climate action. Special Presidential Envoy Kerry shared that the United States supports India’s ambitious agenda for climate action during the 2020s, particularly the target announced by Prime Minister Modi of installing 450 gigawatts of renewable energy by the end of the decade. Read More

April 22-23, 2021


USAID Announced Next-Generation Clean Energy Programs for Energizing a Net-Zero Energy Grid in Asia

USAID is launching seven new next-generation clean energy programs, totaling more than $200 million, to establish foundations for a net-zero energy grid in Asia. The focus of these new bilateral and regional activities includes supporting power sector reforms, deployment of state-of-the-art energy technologies, grid modernization (smart grids, smart meters, digitization, cybersecurity, and resilience), and supporting the transition to electric vehicles and improved battery storage. The new programs will include work in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Mongolia, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, as well as regional projects in South and Southeast Asia. Read More

March 18, 2021


USAID and DFC Announce $41M Loan Guarantee Program to Finance Rooftop Solar

New Delhi: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) are jointly sponsoring a $41 million loan portfolio guarantee to help finance investments by Indian Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in renewable energy solutions, including rooftop solar installations. These loans will enable SMEs to access reliable power and cut costs. Read More

October 28, 2020


USAID Announces Launch of More Than $28 Million in Activities to Advance Regional Energy Markets in South Asia

Today at the U.S. government’s third Indo-Pacific Business Forum hosted virtually in Hanoi, Vietnam, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced three regional energy programs in South Asia, valued at more than $28 million, through the U.S. Government’s Asia Enhancing Development and Growth through Energy (Asia EDGE) initiative. Read More

September 26, 2020


USAID Announce Inaugural Asia Edge Agriculture-Energy Prize Winners

BANGKOK – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today the five winners of the first WE4F Asia Enhancing Development and Growth through Energy (EDGE) Agriculture-Energy Prize. “The Water and Energy for Food Asia EDGE prize recognizes and rewards promising innovators at the nexus of renewable energy and agriculture,” said Juniper Neill, USAID Regional Development Mission for Asia Deputy Mission Director. Read More

July 8, 2020


USAID and MNRE Announce New Partnership to Expand Clean Energy Development

New Delhi: In a step toward increasing U.S.-India collaboration for clean energy development, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) announced yesterday the launch of a partnership between the USAID-supported South Asia Group for Energy (SAGE) and MNRE’s National Technical Institutions. SAGE is a U.S. Read More