World leaders expand clean energy research push

By Devin Henry, The Hill.

World leaders have agreed to double the clean energy research funding they pledged in December as part of an international push to reduce carbon emissions, the White House announced on Thursday. 

During the first meeting of the 21 countries involved in the Mission Innovation project this week, international members said they would increase the clean energy research and development funding the project is designed to facilitate. 

According to the White House, member countries will now spend $30 billion per year by 2021 on clean energy research.