Puri to lead Indian biz delegation to US

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The Minister will also hold discussions with CEOs of US-based energy companies…reports Asian Lite News

A ministerial dialogue of the US-India Strategic Clean Energy Partnership (USISCEP) will be held on Friday in the US, the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoP&NG) said on Wednesday.

The dialogue is part of an official and business delegation visit to Washington DC and Houston, USA, from October 6-11 being led by Hardeep S Puri, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Housing and Urban Affairs.

In Washington DC, the Minister will co-chair the USISCEP on October 7 with Jennifer Granholm, Secretary of Energy, USA.

The revamped USISCEP was launched in accordance with US-India Climate and Clean Energy Agenda 2030 Partnership announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden at the Leaders’ Summit on Climate held in April 2021.

The partnership continues to advance energy security and innovation; scaling up emerging clean energy technologies; and deploying technical solutions through five pillars– Responsible Oil and Gas Pillar, Power and Energy Efficiency Pillar, Renewable Energy Pillar, Sustainable Growth Pillar, and Emerging Fuels and technologies.

The Minister will interact with World Bank Officials on Climate Resilient Urban Infrastructure. He will also participate in two executive roundtables with USA India Business Council in Washington D.C. and with USA India Strategic Partnership Forum in Houston.

The Minister will also hold discussions with CEOs of US-based energy companies.

Last month, the Union Minister said that India is on the path to becoming a 10 trillion-dollar economy in 2030 and the third largest economy in the world by 2047.

Puri said that despite the unique challenges posed by the current global setting, India is wedded to the concept of net zero and is committed to making a transition from the world of hydrocarbons to a world where green and sustainable energy will be determining our energy needs.

The Minister also highlighted India’s progress in ensuring energy security for its citizens and outlined the Government’s plans to make the country’s energy mix more sustainable and environmentally friendly.

‘In the wake of global crises, India has fared extremely well on three fronts – energy, food and fuel. The country was able to navigate out of the crises brought by global headwinds with a degree of confidence, assuring energy availability and affordability. The country’s per capita energy consumption is one-third of the global average now and will surpass it in the years to come. India is on becoming to become a 10 trillion-dollar economy in 2030 and the third largest economy in the world by 2047 and therefore there is a growing need to change the energy mix,” he said.

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