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India, US prioritise green energy collaboration

New Delhi: India and the US will have greater collaboration in cleaner energy such as biofuel and hydrogen, and research and development partnership in the sector.

Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and new US Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm met virtually and reviewed the India-US Strategic Energy Cooperation on Monday.

Both leaders agreed to revamp the India-US partnership to reflect the new priorities of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Joe Biden with focus on promoting clean energy with low-carbon pathways and accelerating green energy cooperation.

“They agreed to prioritise greater collaboration in cleaner energy sector- biofuels, CCUS, hydrogen production and carbon sequestration through technology exchange, joint R&D through Partnership to Advance Clean Energy Research (PACE-R), among other initiatives,” said a Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas statement.

Pradhan and Granholm also decided to intensify the efforts to take advantage of the complementarities of both the countries — advanced US technologies and rapidly growing India’s energy market, for a win-win situation through a cleaner energy route with low carbon pathways.

The two sides agreed to convene another meeting of a revamped India-US Strategic Energy Partnership at an early date, said the ministry.

 

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