US and India form Hydrogen Task Force

The US and India have launched a public-private Hydrogen Task Force to help scale up technologies to produce hydrogen from renewable energy and fossil fuel sources, and to bring down the cost of deployment for enhanced energy security and resiliency.

In the midst of a global pandemic with an enormous human toll that is also affecting energy demand, global energy markets and sustainable energy growth, US Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette and Indian Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday co-chaired a virtual ministerial meeting of the US-India Strategic Energy partnership (SEP).

They signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on India’s first-ever Solar Decathlon in 2021, establishing a collegiate competition to prepare the next generation of building professionals to design and build high efficiency buildings powered by renewables.

The two sides jointly launched a collaboration between the US Department of Energy National labs and the Indian National Institutes under the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy as part of the newly launched South Asia Group for Energy (SAGE), supported by USAID, for joint research on development and deployment of advanced clean technologies.

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