Germany reaching out to young green scientists

BERLIN (AP) ? Germany has given 20 young scholars from across the globe the chance to carry out research on climate change and sustainability as part of Berlin’s push to get 80 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2050.

The young people from China, India, Brazil, South Africa, the United States and elsewhere won the chance to carry out fully funded, three-month research projects in Germany.

The program is part of a euro2 billion ($2.6 billion) government research fund earmarked for research and development of renewable technology.

Andrew March from Albuquerque, New Mexico, a 2010 winner now working on his project to explore ways for companies to reduce resource use and greenhouse gas emissions said Thursday the grant “opens a huge door.”