India’s approach to energy-related issues, including current challenges and those of a futuristic nature, is quite impressive, said a top official from the Joe Biden administration, stressing that the energy dialogue between India and the US is being rebranded as energy action.
At a roundtable held here on the sidelines of the Global Clean Energy Action Forum, US Deputy Energy Secretary David Turk said hydrogen is an important investment area for both the Indian government and the US.
The United States on Thursday announced an investment of $8 billion in the hydrogen sector.
“We should rename the energy dialogue between India and the US as energy action, … but more importantly, roll up our sleeves and get started in all these technological areas. We do a lot of work on our networks, India does a lot of work,” said Turk.
Indian Science and Technology Minister Jitendra Singh leads the Indian delegation to the Global Clean Energy Action Forum, which is attended by leaders from around the world.
During the panel discussion “The US India Strategic Clean Energy Partnership: Global Lessons and Opportunities,” hosted by the US India Strategic and Partnership Forum and Observer Research Form America, Turk said the two countries not only complement each other in energy, but also collaborate in tackling energy-related challenges in other parts of the world and in particular in Africa.
“When I was last in India, I was very impressed with both the fact that the issues and the technologies that India is leaning towards as part of its clean energy transition and clean energy future are many of the same technologies that led to,” he said.
“I was even more impressed that many of the tools we have and the way we do it in the US are complementary to the way India is going,” said the deputy energy secretary.
Turk said Mission Innovation was launched as a result of Indian leadership and the name itself was coined by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
International Solar Alliance Director General Ajay Mathur claimed that hydrogen is the key to solving energy problems.
“We need to make these kinds of transition investments viable and we need to scale up so that they become the norm by the end of the decade,” he said.
Deputy Energy Secretary Anna Shpitsberg said there was a lot of work to be done by the US and India, especially on financing.
Varun Sivaram, senior adviser to US Presidential Special Envoy on Climate John Kerry as his senior director for clean energy, innovation and competitiveness, said India and the US must work together to ensure that what America develops is translated and implemented on a massive scale. in India and reduce costs.
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