India and France inaugurate workshop on Clean Energy Technologies for a Sustainable Future.
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India and France inaugurate workshop on Clean Energy Technologies for a Sustainable Future.

The workshop brings together experts, researchers, policymakers, and industry leaders from India and France to exchange knowledge, ideas, and best practices on clean and sustainable energy technologies.

In a bid to strengthen cooperation between India and France on clean energy, New Delhi called for greater collaboration and highlighted its plans for green transitioning to electric vehicles and hydrogen energy. The two countries inaugurated a workshop on Clean and Sustainable Energy Technologies (INFINITE) at CSIR – National Physical Laboratory in New Delhi.

The workshop has been jointly organized by CSIR – Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research (CIMFR), Dhanbad, and the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France and is being supported by the Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Research (CEFIPRA).

The INFINITE workshop is aimed at bringing together experts, researchers, policymakers, and industry leaders from both countries to exchange knowledge, ideas, and best practices on the development and deployment of clean and sustainable energy technologies. The event will feature a range of presentations and discussions on various topics related to Solar Energy, EVs, Hydrogen Energy, Carbon Capture Utilization & Storage, Electrochemical Energy Storage, and Clean Fuels.

Dr. S. Chandrasekhar, Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, was present at the workshop and he announced Indian Government’s plans for Clean and Sustainable Energy. He said that the Government in 2022 had set a target of installing 100 GW of solar energy. He added that using the Thar Desert as a site for solar power generation, India is estimated to generate up to 2,100 GW of solar energy.

Dr. Chandrasekhar pointed out that an area to focus upon is Carbon Capture and Storage and as estimated by NITI Aayog, theoretically, India has a total geological CO2 storage capacity of 400-600 Gt considering the depleted oil and gas reservoirs, un-mineable coal seams, saline aquifers, basalts, etc. He said the government has designed policies, programs, and a liberal environment to attract foreign investments to ramp up the country in the renewable energy market at a rapid rate.

Pr. Antoine Petit, CEO of the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) expressed appreciation for the strong partnership between the two countries and emphasized the importance of collaboration in achieving a sustainable energy transition through new bilateral programs.

India’s push towards clean energy is part of its goal to reduce its carbon footprint and address the issue of climate change. The country has set ambitious targets for renewable energy and aims to generate 175 GW of renewable energy by 2022. It is also committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 33-35% by 2030, as part of its pledge under the Paris Agreement.

France, on the other hand, has been a leader in clean energy, with a focus on nuclear energy, wind power, and other renewables. The country has set a target to reach carbon neutrality by 2050 and has pledged to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030.

The workshop on Clean and Sustainable Energy Technologies is a positive step towards greater cooperation between India and France on clean energy. By bringing together experts, researchers, policymakers, and industry leaders, the event will facilitate the exchange of knowledge and ideas, helping to accelerate the development and deployment of clean and sustainable energy technologies.

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