Energy is very trendy for corporate investment, says Hogan Lovells Energy Partner Miguel Ángel Mateo Simón. “All the investments are being made in solar, probably because it’s cheaper than a wind farm or any other investment in sustainable energy,” he says.
But beyond trends, sustainable energy is the foundation to unlocking economic opportunity in underserved communities all over the world. A reliable electricity source, according to D.C.-based Energy Partner Amy Roma, is essential.
You can’t create stability and a foundation upon which to grow and develop an area without the first fundamental, primary aspect of just having a reliable electricity source,” Roma says.
This combination of strong business investment and meaningful social impact is a central plank of the partnership with Barefoot College to empower and train women as solar engineers.
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