EU-India strengthen clean energy partnership

The EU and India have strengthened their partnership to implement the Paris climate agreement and boost clean energy co-operation. They have adopted a historic Leaders’ Joint Statement on green energy […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

The EU and India have strengthened their partnership to implement the Paris climate agreement and boost clean energy co-operation.

They have adopted a historic Leaders’ Joint Statement on green energy and climate change, which was endorsed by leaders at the EU-India Summit in Delhi last week.

They reaffirmed their commitment to the ongoing co-operation on renewable energy, smart grids, energy efficiency and the cost-effective deployment of offshore wind in India.

They also intend to expand their co-operation to other areas, including solar pumps, energy storage and advanced biofuels.

Miguel Arias Cañete, EU Commissioner for climate action and energy said: “This first-ever statement is testimony of our highest political commitment to the Paris Agreement and the clean energy transition.

“By working together, we can make a difference and jointly lead the global clean energy race.”