U.S.-India Strategic Clean Energy Partnership Ministerial Joint Statement

Amidst volatility in global energy markets, continuing recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and increasingly frequent climate-related challenges, the United States and India reiterated their commitment to accelerating a just and sustainable energy transition. As climate and clean energy leaders, the United States and India share a common vision to deploy clean energy at scale during ... 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»

USAID Announces Launch of More Than $28 Million in Activities to Advance Regional Energy Markets in South Asia

Today at the U.S. government’s third Indo-Pacific Business Forum hosted virtually in Hanoi, Vietnam, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced three regional energy programs in South Asia, valued at more than $28 million, through the U.S. Government’s Asia Enhancing Development and Growth through Energy (Asia EDGE) initiative.  The initiative will improve access to ... Read More»

Department of Energy Advances U.S.-India Energy Cooperation and Strategic Partnership

The U.S. Department of Energy ’s Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) for Oil and Natural Gas Shawn Bennett visited New Delhi this week, where he gave opening remarks at the U.S-India Energy Roundtable hosted by the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) on the margins of CERAWeek India. The roundtable discussion included Government of India Officials, industry representatives, and officials from the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster at the Regional Conference on Enhancing Energy Cooperation and Integration in South Asia

Introduction It is a great honor to be here this morning with Minister Singh and other distinguished panelists, as well as the delegates from all of our South Asian partners.  On behalf of the U.S. Government, I welcome you to the Regional Conference on Enhancing Energy Cooperation and Integration in South Asia. Energy Security, Regional ... Read More»

Senior U.S. Officials Join Government of India to Welcome First Shipment of LNG

United States Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs Patrick Santillo and Consul General to Kolkata Craig Hall joined Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan to welcome the first shipment of U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) through a 20-year contract with Cheniere. GAIL signed two, 20-year LNG supply agreements potentially worth $32 billion for U.S. ... Read More»

Full Transcript: Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster’s Inaugural Policy Address

U.S.-India Relations: Building a Durable Partnership for the 21st Century Dr. Mohan:  Good afternoon.  I’m Raja Mohan, the Director for Carnegie India.  I’d like to welcome you all for this very special session with the new U.S. Ambassador to India, Kenneth Juster.  He’s the new Ambassador, but I think he’s an old friend of India’s, ... Read More»

Nexus at the American Center to Host Startups and Renewable Energy Seminar March 28

On Tuesday March 28 from 4:30 – 8pm, Nexus @ The American Center will host a seminar on key challenges startups face in the renewable energy sector and how can these be overcome. Nexus is the newly established start-up hub at the American Center in New Delhi. Leading subject matter experts, funders and entrepreneurs will ... 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»

U.S. Embassy and Consulates Launch New Mission-Wide Website

Today the U.S. Mission to India launched a new website for the Embassy in New Delhi and the four Consulates General in Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Mumbai.  The new website address for the entire U.S. Mission is https://in.usembassy.gov .  This website is in English, Hindi and Urdu and is built on WordPress, a popular web and ... Read More»

USAID Announces Five New Agreements to Boost India’s Clean Energy and Environment Portfolio

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced five new partnerships, four of which are with the Government of India, to expand U.S.-India cooperation on clean energy, environment and climate change. USAID Assistant Administrator for Asia, Mr. Jonathan Stivers, was in Delhi to represent the U.S. development agency at the second U.S.-India Strategic and Commercial Dialogue. ... Read More»

Joint Statement: Second India-U.S. Strategic and Commercial Dialogue

1.         India and the United States held the second India-U.S. Strategic and Commercial Dialogue in New Delhi today. External Affairs Minister of India Sushma Swaraj and Minister of State for Commerce and Industry of India Nirmala Sitharaman co-chaired the dialogue with U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker. ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Richard Verma at the India Energy Access Summit

Le Meridien Hotel, New Delhi (As Prepared for Delivery) Good Morning ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests. Thanks to the CLEAN Network and the Climate Group for sponsoring this conference and inviting me back this year.  I don’t believe I am overstating it when I say that we are poised at a transformational moment in history. ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Verma at NITI Aayog Conference on Energy Data Management, Energy Modeling, and Geospatial Analysis

(As Prepared for Delivery) Introduction Good Morning ladies and gentlemen. Thank you to our hosts, NITI Aayog, for putting together this conference and assembling such a notable group of leaders working to transform the future of India’s energy.  I’m truly honored to be here.  Thank you to NITI Aayog’s Vice Chairman Panagrahiya, and its CEO, ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Verma to the Clean Energy Finance Taskforce

(As prepared for delivery) Let me start by thanking all of you for your willingness to participate in these workshop sessions and play a role in unlocking the potential of India’s renewable energy revolution. I don’t want to overstate this, but I believe we are at a transformational moment in history.  It seems like there ... Read More»

The United States and India: A Partnership to Protect the Planet, Remarks by Ambassador Richard R. Verma: The Future is Now: From COP21 to Reality

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s a great pleasure to be back here in Hyderabad, a city rich with history that looks toward the future.   I’m here today to discuss how the United States and India are responding to what Secretary of State John Kerry has called the “defining challenge of our generation” – climate change.  Tackling ... Read More»

Grants Awarded for Clean Off-the-Grid Energy Projects

Today the Embassy of the United States of America and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy announced grants to nine of India’s top clean energy innovators. The awards were funded through the PACEsetter Fund , a ₹50 crore (US$7.9 million) account maintained jointly between the two governments. PACEsetter Fund awards were given to projects focused on ... Read More»

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Richard R. Verma at the Pacesetter Fund Awards Ceremony, India Habitat Center, New Delhi

India Habitat Center, New Delhi | Friday May 27, 2016 (As prepared for delivery) Good evening everyone.  I’m very pleased to be here with you all today to celebrate innovation in clean energy.  I want to thank the India Habitat Center for offering this beautiful venue.  Joseph Stein, the American architect who designed this building, was ... Read More»

USAID and Ministry of Power Launch Portal to Promote Net Zero Energy Buildings

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Power today launched India’s first integrated web portal designed to promote and mainstream Net Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB) in India. The portal ( www.nzeb.in ) was launched by Mr. Pradeep Kumar Pujari, Secretary, Ministry of Power, and Ambassador Jonathan Addleton, USAID Mission Director to ... Read More»
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