India and ASEAN to Explore Areas of Cooperation in New and Renewable Energy

The Government of India is hosting a meeting of the Ministers of Renewable Energy of ASEAN countries and India in New Delhi on 7th November 2012. In the meeting, the Ministers in-charge of Renewable Energy of ASEAN member countries and India would deliberate upon and discuss policy and regulatory framework for promotion of renewable energy in ASEAN member countries and INDIA. Financing of renewable energy, cooperation in research and development, technology transfer and resource assessment would be specific issues that would engage their attention.

Prior to the Ministerial level meeting, a two-day workshop on renewable energy of experts and policy planners from ASEAN countries and India is being organized by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Global Innovation Technology Alliance (GITA) and is scheduled in New Delhi on 5-6 November 2012. The workshop aims at sharing of experience among participating countries on the development and deployment of renewable energy, and also identifies institutions for establishing long term cooperation between institutions in India and ASEAN countries. The workshop would also discuss technological strengths and manufacturing base of the participating countries in order to forge useful partnership. The workshop would have the benefit of discussing possible topics/projects for industrial R&D to be considered under ASEAN-India S&T Development Fund (AISTDF) which is jointly created by DST and Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India and managed by “Global Innovation and Technology Alliance” (GITA)-A Section 25 Company.


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