President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi walk in the garden at Hyderabad House in New Delhi, India, Jan. 25, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
U.S.-India Energy Cooperation
The United States and India have a long and successful strategic partnership in the energy sector. The energy cooperation between the two countries, which is technical, economic, and bilateral, is strengthening year on year.
In November 2009, the United States and India launched the Partnership to Advance Clean Energy (PACE), which is working to accelerate inclusive, low carbon growth by supporting research and deployment of clean energy technologies. During their first bilateral summit in September 2014, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Barack Obama announced a commitment to strengthen and expand PACE through a series of priority initiatives. When the two leaders met again in January 2015, they announced several new activities under PACE.
Over the past year, India has revised its renewable energy target to 175 GW by 2022. The national solar target was scaled up by five times, reaching 100 GW by 2022, of which 40 GW is expected to come from solar rooftop. The activities of the PACE initiative are aligned to support India’s ambitious clean energy targets.
In order to track progress of the various levels of bilateral engagement on energy, the U.S. – India Energy Dialogue is convened annually. In addition, the United States engages India in the multilateral Clean Energy Ministerial forum.
This year’s Energy Dialogue is being hosted by the Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. Follow along online and be a part of the conversation with #EnergizeUSIndia.