America Will Work Closer to India Over Renewable Energy Development Under Biden Banner
The American administration has made it clear that it is looking forward to collaborating with India, especially on sustainable energy solutions.
A formal statement was made by Ned Price, the state department spokesperson for the White House at a press briefing where he indicated that the US is keen to strengthen its existing and future partnerships with India. “Energy usage and environmental concerns are on our top agenda,” was the bigul call.
The US and India have collaborated on natural gas, renewable energy, nuclear energy, clean coal technologies, smart grids, and unconventional and clean energy sources research according to a formal statement by US State Department spokesperson Price.
In an interesting analogy, the Indian Ambassador to the US Taranjit Singh Sandhu said, that India’s arrangement with the US was a ‘five basket’ bouquet. A part of that is the energy sector growth and bright future for both countries. India has already been moving ahead to develop its renewable energy infrastructure nationwide.
The five-basket bouquet also comprises cooperation in sectors of healthcare and pharma and Covid-19 management including affordable medicines and vaccines; the digital space including information and communication technology, innovation and start-ups; education and knowledge partnership; and cooperation in strategic and defense areas, including in the Indo-Pacific.
The energy sector cooperation would include LNG, renewables, and solar energy development that will allow combating climate change. For this, the new Biden administration has already got a roadmap chalked out.
As Sandhu shares with the media, We can build on mutual gains to accelerate a green transformation through effective technology transfers, financing, and an equity-based approach that will increase access to renewable energy for a wider population, which in turn will create global low-carbon pathways, green jobs and achieve shared climate goals. “Such an approach will also ensure that India’s growth trajectory, critical to the economic empowerment of millions, will be sustained and sustainable.”