Mike Bloomberg pledges to boost clean energy in 15 more countries

Good morning and welcome to The Climate 202! Today we're wondering how to correctly pronounce the word “permitting.” On a related note, below, we have an update on

legislation from Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) to reform the permitting process for energy projects. But first: Exclusive: Mike Bloomberg pledges to accelerate clean energy

transition in 15 more countries Former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg on Wednesday will pledge to accelerate the transition to clean energy in an additional 15 developing

countries, according to details shared exclusively with The Climate 202 ahead of the official announcement. The commitment comes less than two months before the COP27

climate talks in Egypt, where developing countries are expected to ask wealthy nations for long-overdue funding to help them cope with the ravages of climate change. The

details: The pledge will be unveiled during the United Nations Climate Action: Race to Zero and Resilience Forum in New York City, where world leaders are also gathered for the

U.N. General Assembly, as part of a “Countdown to COP27.” Bloomberg Philanthropies will develop programs and partnerships in 15 developing nations where “demand for power

is projected to grow rapidly and there is abundant potential for renewable energy such as solar and wind,” according to a news release shared with The Climate 202.