The UK and India are set to collaborate on green hydrogen production, as part of a recently strengthened agreement focused on accelerating the move to global clean energy in the decade ahead.
UK Business and Energy Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng on Friday (Oct 8) met with India’s Minister for Power and New & Renewable Energy, Raj Kumar Singh, for the third UK-India Energy for Growth Dialogue, at which the new goals were formalised.
Cementing their commitment to longer term collaboration, the ministers endorsed an ambitious forward action plan on clean energy, including green hydrogen production, boosting renewable energy and storage and improving energy efficiency measures.
Both partners also discussed how COP26 is an opportunity to show global leadership on clean energy, including the expected launch of the UK and India Government’s Global Green Grids – One Sun One World One Grid Initiative by delegations of UK and India.
On the commitment, Kwarteng, said, “As we gear up to host the UN COP26 summit next month, today the UK and India have made important progress in outlining how this deep partnership can continue to deliver green growth for both countries powered by clean energy.
“Supporting the move to clean energy is a shared priority, and our new joint programme on smart power, renewable energy and storage will help to increase investment in renewable projects, while creating new high skilled jobs across both nations as we build back greener.”
Alex Ellis, High Commissioner to India, added, “Action on climate change is a central pillar of the 2030 Roadmap agreed by Prime Ministers Modi and Johnson. The Energy Dialogue today advanced our joint agenda to develop clean energy to support sustainable growth for both our economies.”
As well as making new plans and commitments, the meeting also celebrated collaborative progress made since the first and second Dialogues in 2017 and 2018.
US DOE, General Motors, Microsoft and Plug Power
What does the US Department of Energy (DOE), General Motors, Microsoft and Plug Power have in common? They’re all speaking at H2 View’s North American Virtual Hydrogen Event in October. Will you be joining us on October 19?
North America is in a prime position to lead efforts in decarbonisation, but it still has great distances to travel. The region has been giving chase in a race to green hydrogen dominated by Europe and Asia-Pacific. If policymakers and industry can work together and take the right steps to realise a hydrogen vision, the region is perfectly placed to expand its global energy leadership at scale and speed.
What lessons can be learned from Europe’s policymakers? What are the challenges to be overcome? What are the strengths and opportunities? How can North America go from giving chase to taking a lead in hydrogen? These are all questions our virtual event will address across H2 View’s four pillars of Mobility, Power, Policy and Technology.
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