Where is the money that we give to the UN going??? Why are we AGAIN, even considering such action?
Under Section 3 (last footnote): it says -
This administration has put thousands of "Good, Honest, Working Americans" out of work blaming the use of COAL!!! And now a proposal to use tax payer dollars for this??? What return on that money is there?? Couldn't that money have been better spent upgrading coal burning plants, while keeping Americans working?? This is CRAZY!!
Electrify Africa Act of 2015
(Sec. 3) This bill states that it is U.S. policy to partner with the governments of sub-Saharan African countries, international financial institutions, and African regional economic communities, cooperatives, and private sectors to:
(Sec. 4) The President shall: (1) establish a multiyear strategy to assist countries in sub-Saharan Africa implement national power strategies and develop an appropriate mix of power solutions to provide access to reliable, affordable, and sustainable power in order to reduce poverty and drive economic growth and job creation; and (2) ensure that the strategy remains responsive to local community concerns and technological innovation.
The President may establish an interagency working group to coordinate the activities of U.S. government departments and agencies involved in carrying out the strategy.
(Sec. 5) The U.S. Agency for International Development, the Trade and Development Agency, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and the Millennium Challenge Corporation are urged to prioritize efforts and assistance for power projects and markets in sub-Saharan Africa.
(Sec. 6) The President should use U.S. influence at international bodies to advocate for:
(Sec. 7) Within three years the President shall transmit a strategy progress report to Congress which includes information regarding: (1) U.S. programs supporting policy and legislative changes leading to increased power generation and access in sub-Saharan Africa, and (2) power projects receiving U.S. government support.