The U.S.-India energy cooperation supports sustainable development, uses sources to meet 21st century electricity needs, protects national security, and promotes regional and international stability, a senior official said.
The U.S. and India are working together on natural gas, renewables, nuclear, clean coal technologies, smart grids, and unconventional and clean energy research for the benefit of our people now and in the future, State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters on Monday at his daily press conference .
“When it comes to energy cooperation in a broader sense, I would say that the US-India Energy Partnership supports sustainable energy development, uses energy sources to meet 21st century electricity needs, protects national security, and regional and international security Promotes stability, “he said.
When asked about energy cooperation between India and the US, Price replied that the strategic energy partnership is strong and will continue to grow even as the government prioritizes climate change issues.
“Of course we worked closely with India on the challenges of climate change. In December 2015, when the Paris Agreement came into force, the US and India worked particularly closely to bring about the Paris Agreement, just as we did with China at the time will continue to work closely with India on climate change challenges, “he said.
The Indian Ambassador to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, recently described the energy sector as one of the “five baskets” of cooperation between India and the US.
The five baskets are collaborations in healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and COVID-19 management, including affordable drugs and vaccines. the digital space, including information and communication technology, innovation and start-ups; the energy sector, including LNG, renewables and solar, which enables the fight against climate change; the education and knowledge partnership; and cooperation in strategic and defense areas, including in the Indo-Pacific.
In a recent statement published in Newsweek magazine, Sandhu said India remains committed to the goals of the Paris Agreement and welcomes the US return to this important agreement.
“Again, India has demonstrated leadership by establishing the International Solar Alliance, while it is on track to exceed our voluntary commitments under the Paris Agreement. Our solar energy production will reach 450 GW by 2030, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30 to 35 percent lower year (from 2005), “he wrote.
India and the US are already working together on renewable energy as part of the strategic energy partnership, Sandhu said.
“We can build on these gains and accelerate green transformation through effective technology transfer, funding and a justice-based approach that improves access to renewable energy for a wider population, which in turn creates global low-carbon pathways, green jobs and jobs.” achieve common climate goals. “Such an approach will also ensure that India’s growth path, which is vital to the economic empowerment of millions, is sustained and sustainable,” Sandhu wrote.
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