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The US going to have a partnership with India: "To Meet 21st Century Power Needs"

The energy sector has recently been identified by India's Ambassador to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, as one of the "five baskets" of the India-US partnership.

Energy cooperation between the US and India promotes sustainable growth, harnesses sources to meet the power needs of the 21st century, protects national security, and promotes regional and international stability, a senior official said.

For the benefit of our people now and in the future, the US and India are collaborating on natural gas, renewable energy, nuclear energy, clean coal technology, smart grids, and alternative and clean energy sources study, State Department Spokesperson Ned Price told reporters at his daily news conference on Monday.

"When it comes to energy cooperation more broadly, I would say that the US, India energy partnership supports sustainable energy development, it harnesses energy sources to meet 21st-century power needs, it protects national security and promotes regional and international stability," he said.

In response to a query on energy cooperation between India and the US, Price said the strategic energy partnership is strong and will continue to expand even as climate change concerns are prioritized by the administration.

We have, of course, worked closely with India on the challenges of climate change. When the Paris Agreement was signed in December 2015, the US and India worked particularly well.

The energy sector has recently been identified by India's Ambassador to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, as one of the "five baskets" of the India-US partnership.

The five buckets cover healthcare and pharmaceutical cooperation and COVID-19 management, including affordable medicines and vaccines; digital space, including information and communication technology, innovation and start-ups; energy, including LNG, renewables, and solar, to tackle climate change; education and knowledge partnerships; and strategic and default cooperation.

Mr. Sandhu said in a recent op-ed in Newsweek magazine that India remains committed to the Paris climate agreement's goals and welcomes the return of the US to this important agreement.

"Here again India has demonstrated leadership, creating the International Solar Alliance, while being on track to surpass our voluntary commitments under the Paris Accord. Our solar energy production will reach 450GW by 2030, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30-35 percent by that year (from 2005 levels)," he wrote.

Under the Strategic Energy Partnership, India and the US are already working together on renewable energy, Mr. Sandhu said.

We will build on these gains and accelerate the green revolution through efficient technology transfers, funding, and an equity-based strategy that will increase access to renewable energy for a broader population, which in turn will create low-carbon global pathways, green employment, and achieve shared climate goals. "This approach will also ensure that the growth trajectory of India is critical to the e-climate goals."

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