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State Dept. Will Spend $396,000 on Climate Change Competition held in another country

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The State Department will spend almost $400,000 of tax payer dollars on a climate change competition to be held in Morocco. The competition is part of the Department’s aggressive fight against climate change.

“Morocco and the U.S. share a strong commitment to combating climate change which they are tackling aggressively at the international, national, and local levels,” according to a grant announcement. “The U.S. Department of State Bureau of Energy Resources (ENR) seeks to highlight this shared commitment by driving policy and commercial innovation through a Green Growth Climate Challenge.”

The State Dept. is looking for nonprofits, universities and organizations to hold a competition that will garner ideas how to “mitigate the impacts of climate change through the use of clean energy and energy efficient technology.”

“The energy industry is undergoing rapid transformation, offering countries the opportunity to accelerate clean energy deployment, from solar and wind to energy efficiency, through innovative policies and business models,” the State Department said. “Local innovation is a critical component in the fight against climate change, fueling creative approaches to climate change mitigation and resiliency.”

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