USA willing to collaborate with India for realizing its target of 450 GW RE by 2030
Union Minister for Power and New and Renewable Energy,R.K. Singh met a delegation led by John Kerry, U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate (SPOC) here. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss further collaboration on climate change issues and to work towards a genuine partnership between the two countries to pave the way for the rest of the world on Energy Transition.
Alok Kumar, Secretary Ministry of Power and other senior officials from the ministry were also present.
The US side appreciated India for its Energy Access drive and commitment to achieve 450 GW of RE by 2030. They also lauded India for electrifying 28.02 million homes in 18 months and achieving universal household electrification.
The Minister informed the US delegation about GoI’s intent to move towards clean energy transition. He further informed that the biggest challenge for infusing RE was “Storage” which needs to be addressed immediately to make power accessible to the masses. He mentioned that huge bids for Green Hydrogen and Electrolyzers are planned in the upcoming months.
SPEC proposed that USA is willing to enter into a genuine collaboration with India to enable it to realise the ambitious target of reaching 450 GW Renewable Energy by 2030 which would pave the way to India achieving sub 2°C level, much more than what has been committed under Paris Climate Agreement.