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India is at center of clean energy transition, says US Department of Energy

The US official said India will decide the global energy future. (Representative)


India is at the heart of any global climate response and a transition to green, clean energy, a visiting U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) official said Thursday.

Speaking at an event hosted by the DOE and the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) think tank in the financial capital, DOE Assistant Secretary for International Affairs Andrew Light said India would also decide on the global energy future.

A group of Indian conglomerates including Reliance Industries, Adani Group and the Tatas have announced plans to enter the clean energy sector, eyeing the opportunity that can be served in the country which holds one-sixth of the humanity.

An ORF statement quoted Light as saying India’s clean energy ministerial meeting in 2023 could establish the country’s “pivotal position” in shaping global green transitions.

The roundtable held on Thursday aimed to explore ideas for strengthening the India-US partnership for the 2030 Agenda through policy interventions, government and private sector leadership, and community engagement. civil society, according to the press release.

It also had the participation of business leaders including Tata Sons Sustainability Director Siddharth Sharma, Hinduja Foundation Resident Paul Abraham and representatives from Dalmia Cement, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Deutsche Bank, Salesforce , the state government of Maharashtra, Aditya Birla Group, the non-profit organization World Resources Institute India and Praja Foundation among others.

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