Haitian Initiative Receives ‘Energetic’ Support

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Strategic Energy Institute Co-hosts Visit from Entrepreneurial Group

The Strategic Energy Institute participated in an initiative that will bring a new level of "energy" to the island Republic of Haiti. Created to assist in transitioning the country “from aid to trade," the Business, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership (B.E.L.) Initiative is a program that provides opportunities for students, entrepreneurs, and community leaders to explore business and innovation in the United States. The Strategic Energy Institute provided insight into current renewable energy technologies that can be used in Haiti to support the country's infrastructure and growth.


"Energy equity is an issue in economically challenged regions of the global economy," said Tim Lieuwen, executive director of the Strategic Energy Institute. "The hopeful outcome for the participants in the B.E.L. Initiative is to identify what is working in the United States and what could potentially work in Haiti to deliver energy to segments of the population who do not currently have access to this basic necessity."


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