UK and India come together to provide ‘clean, affordable’ energy to a billion people Villagers switches on a light powered by solar energy in the village of Morabandar on Elephanta Island, off the coast of Mumbai (SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)
By Lauren Codling THE UK government announced on Monday (16) it would be joining forces with the Indian-led International Solar Alliance (ISA) to help provide over 1 billion of the world’s poorest population with “clean, affordable” energy. Penny Mordaunt, the International Development Secretary, revealed the “momentous occasion” ahead of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s state visit to Great Britain later in the week. “Partnering with like-minded countries and businesses who share the UK’s commitment to delivering clean, affordable energy will help end poverty while also delivering benefits for the UK by opening up business opportunities for UK renewable energy and…
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