New Delhi: A delegation of officials and businessmen, led by Union petroleum and natural gas minister Hardeep S Puri will on a six-day visit to the United States of America, starting October 6, to discuss the issues relating to promotion of clean energy and scale down dependence on fossil fuel.
Officials said that Puri, who is also the minister of housing and urban affairs on the Government of India, is slated to co-chair the ministerial level dialogue of the US-India strategic clean energy partnership (USICEP) to be held on October 7 with secretary of energy, USA, Jennifer Gramholm in Washington DC and Houston.
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, scale up emerging clean energy technologies and deploying technical solutions through 5 pillars, which include (i) Responsible Oil and Gas Pillar (ii) Power and Energy Efficiency Pillar (iii) Renewable Energy Pillar (iv) Sustainable Growth Pillar & (V) Emerging Fuels and technologies.
Officials said that the minister will interact with World Bank (WB) officials on Climate Resilient Urban Infrastructure. He will also participate in two executive roundtable discussions with USA India Business Council in Washington DC and with USA India Strategic Partnership Forum in Houston.
Puri will also hold discussions with CEOs of US based energy companies, in which businessmen and entrepreneurs in clean energy and infrastructure sectors from India will also participate.