The US and India are both committed to promoting a successful outcome at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow later this year
The US department of energy along with its Indian counterpart has launched new public-private task forces on Hydrogen and Biofuels to expand the use of clean energy technologies, an official statement said on Friday.
"Under the Strategic Clean Energy Partnership (SCEP), the department of energy together with Indian counterparts launched a new public-private Hydrogen Task Force as well as a Biofuels Task Force. These groups will help expand the use of clean energy technologies to decarbonize the energy sector," read the statement.
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
The United States and India are both committed to promoting a successful outcome at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow later this year.
Toward that end, the US communicated an enhanced Nationally Determined Contribution to reduce economy-wide greenhouse gas emissions by 50-52 per cent below 2005 levels in 2030.
"The United States is actively working with India to realize its ambitious goal of deploying 450 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030, including through the recently launched Climate Action and Finance Mobilization Dialogue, led by the US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, and the revamped Strategic Clean Energy Partnership (SCEP), led by the US Secretary of Energy, the two tracks of the US-India Climate and Clean Energy Agenda 2030 Partnership. These tracks will help further catalyze India's clean energy transition," the statement said.
Over the last five years, USAID has contributed to the deployment of five gigawatts of renewable energy across India, which reduced 30 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions in 2020, powered 3.3 million households, and helped mobilize 1.1 billion dollar in private-sector clean energy investments, it said.