Pittsburgh (US), Sep 23 (PTI): India’s handling of energy-related issues, including the current challenges and the future in nature, is impressive, a top official in the Joe Biden administration said. Energy Action.
At a roundtable on the sidelines of the Global Clean Energy Action Forum, US Deputy Energy Secretary David Turk said hydrogen is a key investment area for the Indian government and the US.
The US announced an $8 billion investment in the hydrogen industry on Thursday.
“We should rename the (India-US) energy dialogue as energy action, … but more importantly we should roll up our sleeves and work on all these technical areas. We are doing a lot of work on our grids and India is doing a lot of work,” Durk said.
India’s Minister of Science and Technology Jitendra Singh leads the Indian delegation to the Global Clean Energy Action Forum, which is attended by leaders from around the world.
In a panel discussion on ‘US India Strategic Clean Energy Partnership: Global Lessons and Opportunities’ organized by the US India Strategic and Partnership Forum and Observer Research Farm America, the two countries complement each other not just in the energy sector. Other parts of the world and Africa in particular can work together to address energy-related challenges.
“The last time I was in India, I was very impressed with its clean energy transition and the issues and technologies that India is leaning towards as part of a clean energy future,” he said.
“I’m more impressed that a lot of the tools we have and the ways we’re going in the U.S. are complementary to the way we’re going in India,” the deputy energy secretary said.
Turk said Mission Innovation was launched as a result of Indian leadership and the name was coined by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Ajay Mathur, Director General of the International Solar Alliance, stressed that hydrogen is key to solving energy problems.
“We need to make these types of transitional investments viable and we need to scale them up so that they become the norm by the end of the decade,” he said.
Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Anna Shipitzberg said the U.S. and India especially have a lot of work to do on the financial front.
Varun Sivaram, the US President’s Special Envoy for Climate Change and John Kerry’s Senior Advisor to the Director General for Clean Energy, Innovation and Competitiveness, said that India and the US must work together to translate and implement America’s growth at scale. Reduce costs in India. PTI LKJ NSD NSD
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