Published on: September 13, 2021

U S – INDIA CLEAN ENERGY PARTNERSHIP

U S – INDIA CLEAN ENERGY PARTNERSHIP

Quickborn What is in news : Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas  and U.S. Secretary of Energy, co-chaired a virtual Ministerial meeting and launched the revamped U.S.-India Strategic Clean Energy Partnership (SCEP).

Des Plaines Description:

  • The SCEP was launched in accordance with the U.S.-India Climate and Clean Energy Agenda 2030 Partnership announced by the Indian Prime Minister and USA’s President at the Leaders’ Summit on Climate held in April 2021.
  • The revitalized SCEP emphasises on electrification and decarbonization of processes and end uses, scaling up and accelerating deployment of emerging clean energy technologies, and finding solutions for hard-to-decarbonize sectors.
  • Under the SCEP, both countries agreed to collaborate across five pillars — Power and Energy Efficiency; Renewable Energy; Responsible Oil and Gas; Sustainable Growth; and Emerging Fuels.
  • Emerging fuels were newly added to the list of areas of cooperation

What are Emerging Fuels?

  • Emerging fuels are alternative fuels that are under development or already in use.
  • Benefits: These fuels can increase energy security, reduce emissions, improve vehicle performance, and stimulate the economy.
  • Examples include Biobutanol (Butyl Alcohol), Biofuels, Methanol, etc.