The energy cooperation between the US and India supports sustainable development, harnesses sources to meet 21st century power needs, protects national security and promotes regional and international stability, a senior official has said.
The US and India collaborate on natural gas, renewable energy, nuclear energy, clean coal technologies, smart grids, and unconventional and clean energy sources research for the benefit of our people now and in the future, State Department Spokesperson Ned Price told reporters on Monday at his daily news conference.
“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.
Responding to a question on energy co-operation between India and the US, Price said the strategic energy partnership is strong and will continue growing even as the administration prioritises climate change issues.
Of course, we have worked closely with India on the challenges of climate change. It was December 2015 when the Paris Agreement was consummated that the US and India worked especially closely to usher in the Paris Climate Agreement just as we did with China at that time. So, we will continue to work closely with India on the challenges of climate change, he said.
India’s Ambassador to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, has recently described the energy sector as one of the “five baskets” of the India-US collaboration.