US, African energy groups form alliance amid Trump ‘shithole’ outrage

“The U.S. energy industry had no problem forming a pact with African utilities Friday, despite President Trump’s derogatory remarks aimed at African nations” writes John Siciliano for The Edison Electric Institute and the Association of Power Utilities of Africa signed a memorandum of understanding to work together to support “the creation of high-performing African electric companies” that are efficient and support cleaner energy resources, the group announced in Washington.The joint EEI-State Department exchange program promotes electricity sector reform and development in developing nations. “This is a tremendous opportunity to work together with our partners in Africa on some of the most pressing issues facing the electric power industry worldwide,” said EEI President Tom Kuhn.

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