EU Envoy: EU and India to Cooperate for a Green Future

Published on: 3 June 2022 07:00 AM
by KnowESG

Ugo Astuto, the European Union's ambassador to India and Bhutan, said India and the EU should collaborate for a green future. He asserted that New Delhi's role in green hydrogen is significant.

Ugo Astuto said, "India's role in green hydrogen is very important. We need to work together for a green future. We are both massively investing in renewables. It's already happening, and it'll be fast."

The European Union's Ambassador emphasised the partnership's potential in green hydrogen and joint action on climate change mitigation between India and the EU.

He stated, "Glad to participate in this seminar organised by RIS. The potential of EU-India cooperation in green hydrogen is very significant."

Vandana Kumar, Additional Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, said:

"Cooperation with the EU is very valuable to scale up production and utilisation of Green Hydrogen. Partnership in technology innovation and regulation is crucial to harnessing green hydrogen potential for the energy transition."

Dr Seshadri Chari, Member Governing Council RIS, said:

"India has been pioneering research in this field even before others are forced to look at it as an alternative due to geopolitical compulsions. Storage and transportation are challenges, and the National Hydrogen Energy Mission (NHEM) will address these."

Recently, in May, the India-EU Leaders' Meeting established a Connectivity Partnership, which included a multi-pillar approach encompassing the energy, digital, people-to-people, and transportation sectors, with a focus on rule-based, inclusive, high-quality, and resilient connectivity.

Source: Business Standard

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