|Writing from the EU Development Days in the wake of Trump’s withdrawal from Paris Agreement. So I thought I’d take this opportunity to praise the many Americans who are doing such great work in the off-grid and renewables sector – from universities such as Berkeley, Columbia and Pittsburgh, to institutions/foundations such as USAID, Rockefeller and. Gates. From states, cities and such as Maine, New York and San Francisco to Tesla and Google. You will find updates from several of them in this week’s edition.
Meanwhile at EDD, we are delighted with the reception the project is getting and look forward now to our joint event with EASAC , June 20th on Smart Rural Development.
Smart Villages has also throughly enjoyed the Asia Clean Energy Forum, where we gave presentations on energy nexuses and innovative off-grid work in Asia. Our “speed dating” Knowledge Networking session was a lot of fun – great to interact with so many energy innovators in Asia and beyond! Check our the session’s launch–with music and dancing!–on Facebook.
Smart Villages at European Development Days in Brussels