India, Japan to Boost Bilateral Cooperation for Clean Energy Transition

India and Japan have announced plans to enhance bilateral cooperation in the field of clean energy transition. The two countries will work together to develop and implement initiatives aimed at reducing carbon emissions and accelerating the transition to a more sustainable energy system.

The announcement was made following a virtual meeting between Indian Power Minister R.K. Singh and Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroshi Kajiyama. The two ministers discussed various issues related to the energy sector, including renewable energy, energy storage, and hydrogen fuel cells.

During the meeting, Singh expressed India’s commitment to achieving its renewable energy targets and highlighted the country’s achievements in the sector. Kajiyama praised India’s efforts and reiterated Japan’s support for India’s clean energy transition.

The two countries have agreed to promote the use of renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, and to work together on the development of new technologies. They also plan to cooperate in the field of energy storage, including the development of new battery technologies.

The announcement is seen as a significant step towards strengthening the strategic partnership between India and Japan, as both countries strive to combat climate change and promote sustainable development.

India is targeting to install 450 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030, and Japan aims to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. The collaboration between the two countries is expected to help accelerate the transition towards a greener and more sustainable future.

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