Pittsburgh: 25/9/22:Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh has reiterated India’s commitment to a low-carbon future by accelerating clean energy innovations.
Addressing the Joint Ministerial Plenary of Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM13) and Mission Innovation (MI-7) at the “Global Clean Energy Action Forum 2022”, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the United States, India’s Minister for Science and Technology, Dr. Jitendra Singh said, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India is seeking to meet the country’s massive energy demand with innovative clean energy innovations and programs. He said India is committed to achieving 500 GW of installed electricity capacity from non-fossil fuel sources by the year 2030 and reducing the projected emissions by one billion tonnes from now to 2030.
Dr. Jitendra Singh, who is leading a high-level Joint Indian Ministerial Delegation of Ministry of Power, New & Renewable Energy and Ministry of Science & Technology informed the Energy and Environment Ministers from 30 countries that India’s energy-mix strategies include a larger shift toward clean energy alternatives, increased manufacturing capacities, energy use efficiency, and a policy push for hydrogen including production-linked incentives. In addition, the emerging technologies like 2G Ethanol Pilot, Comfort climate box for tropical regions, Hydrogen Valleys, Heating and cooling virtual repository, are all on the table, the Minister emphasized.
Dr. Jitendra Singh said India has developed a Roadmap and a strategy for a Bio-based economy which is inching towards 150 billion USD by the year 2025. He said this will facilitate infrastructure for the Bio-manufacturing of low-carbon bio-based products. Recently, India has also launched the National Hydrogen Energy Mission to enable cost-competitive green hydrogen production.
Addressing the Ministers & CEOs, Senior representatives of (US DoE), Mission Innovation Steering Committee (MISC) and Mission Innovation Secretariat, Senior representatives from MI Member countries and partner organizations, Dr. Jitendra Singh underlined that India is a founding and active member of both Mission Innovation (MI)& Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) since launch and now actively engaged with MI2.0 through various Missions and Platforms. Dr. Jitendra Singh concluded by announcing that India will be hosting MI & CEM in 2023 along with its Presidency of G-20 in the same year. He also expressed his gratitude for participating in the Global Clean Energy Action Forum, a joint convening of the Clean Energy Ministerial & Mission Innovation, and thanked the US Department of Energy & Mission Innovation Secretariat for hosting this significant event.