Statement by Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry on the G20 Outcome

“I’m thankful to Indian Minister Bhupender Yadav and his team for their skilled chairing of the climate track. As President of the G20, India displayed great leadership and patience as the group worked through formulations on each issue. Yet, time after time, flexibility was met with a brick wall. We engaged in this process hoping to ... Read More»

U.S. and India Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Strengthen Climate and Clean Energy Cooperation

On June 22, 2023, the United States government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and Indian Railways announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to combat climate change and achieve Indian Railways’ target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2030. Under this MOU, the collective expertise, resources, and innovation of the two partners will ... Read More»

USAID Convenes the South Asia Clean Energy Forum 2023

May 5, 2023 New Delhi: From May 2-4, 2023, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) convened the first South Asia Clean Energy Forum (SACEF) to foster regional cooperation and advance clean energy initiatives in South Asian countries, including Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, and Nepal. As the South Asia region faces ... Read More»

USAID Launches a New Initiative to Accelerate the Clean Energy Transition and Improve Energy Access in South Asia

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced the launch of a new, five-year, $49 million initiative, the South Asia Regional Energy Partnership (SAREP), which will facilitate collaboration amongst Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka to improve access to affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy. While visiting New Delhi this week to ... Read More»

Joint Statement: U.S. and Indian Ministers Revitalize the Strategic Clean Energy Partnership

In the face of the climate related threat, the United States and India are committed to accelerating the development and deployment of clean energy solutions. Today, U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm and Indian Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Puri co-chaired the virtual launch of the revamped U.S.-India ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Celebrates MoU: U.S. Company Supplies Technology to Turn Crop Stubble into Biofuel

Chandigarh, February 11, 2019 – Virgo Corporation today signed a landmark memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Government of Punjab for a biomass-based project that is poised to transform how local farmers dispose of crop stubble. The project came about with assistance from the U.S. Embassy’s Foreign Commercial Service, which identified the potential for a ... Read More»

Regional Conference on Enhancing Energy Co-operation and Integration

New Delhi: At a public event organized by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Integrated Research and Action for Development (IRADe), Shri RK Singh, Honorable Minister of Power of the Government of India, and Kenneth I. Juster, U.S. Ambassador to India, inaugurated the Regional Conference on Enhancing Energy Co-operation and Integration in South Asia. Access to reliable, affordable, and clean energy is a high ... Read More»

Remarks by Chargé Carlson at GE’s Diesel Locomotive Launch Event International Railway Equipment Exhibition 2017 (IREE)

Pragati Maidan, New Delhi I’m delighted to be here with Mr. Ghanshyam Singh, Member Traction, as our countries unveil what we can do together.  We’re here with two iconic names that represent the best of the United States and India, and a symbolic example of how we collaborate with state-of-the-art manufacturing.  General Electric is one ... Read More»

USAID & GIZ Launch India’s First International Conference on Large-Scale Grid Integration of Renewable Energy

More than 300 International Energy Experts Converge to Develop India-Specific Solutions Wednesday, September 6, 2017:  The U.S. Agency for International Development and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), under the bilateral cooperation with the Ministry of Power (MOP) and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), jointly hosted today India’s first international conference on ... Read More»

Years of Living Dangerously Screening, Remarks by Ambassador Richard R. Verma

American Center, New Delhi (As prepared for delivery) Good afternoon everyone. I’m delighted to welcome you all to the American Center today for a screening of Years of Living Dangerously. This is a National Geographic series starring David Letterman, who was for many years a leading American comedian and late-night talk show host. The episode ... Read More»

USAID and RBL Bank Announce $75 million in Loan Guarantee for Clean Energy Projects

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Mumbai-based RBL Bank announced today a new loan portfolio guarantee that will facilitate up to $75 million for lending to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) operating in off-grid, solar rooftops, and energy efficiency sectors. This guarantee, the first of its kind between USAID and an Indian private sector bank, will support innovative solutions and business ... Read More»
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