"Distributed energy technologies, such as rooftop solar, energy storage, smart grid technology, and methane capture for oil and gas wells (...) Unfortunately, these distributed technologies may be limited by market barriers since commercial lenders are often unwilling or unable to take on the risk of a new or innovative technology until it has a solid history of credit performance and commercial operation."
"In addition, through the Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E), DOE is awarding $24 million in funding for 11 high-performance solar power projects that could lower the cost and improve the performance of solar photovoltaic (PV) power systems."
Loans will support distributed energy tech that can reduce CO2 emissions, create jobs and increase energy security:
(Quoting Ernerst Moniz's tweet also retweeted by the White House)
US and REDD+
In November 2013, the U.S., Norway, and the U.K. launched a public-private partnership to support forests in developing countries, with the goal of reducing emissions from deforestation and promoting sustainable agriculture. The initiative has identified its first four priority countries and begun initial work.
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Here is the cited partnership:
The BioCarbon Fund Initiative for Sustainable Forest Landscapes