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INDIA-US LAUNCHED HYDROGEN TASK FORCE UNDER “STRATEGIC CLEAN ENERGY PARTNERSHIP (SCEP)

INDIA-US LAUNCHED HYDROGEN TASK FORCE UNDER “STRATEGIC CLEAN ENERGY PARTNERSHIP (SCEP)

Context:

As per the US India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF), India and the United States have launched a hydrogen task force under “Strategic Clean Energy Partnership (SCEP)” which will boost India’s energy security efforts.

Task Force’s Goal:

  • The US-India Hydrogen Task Force was formed to serve as a forum to accomplish affordable hydrogen solutions.
  • It seeks to improve energy security & strength by boosting up low or zero-carbon hydrogen technologies & deployment.

About US-India Hydrogen Task Force:

  • The United States Department of Energy, Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and USISPF launched this task force.
  • It will represent industry & government stakeholders and evaluate technology status, study innovative policy choices & make proposals.
  • This task force will bridge government research with one of a kind industry perspectives which will help in arriving at the goals of decarbonizing, high-polluting industrial sectors and accomplishing a greener & cleaner planet.
  • It will fortify focused public, private cooperation between both nations and make a path for speeding up the development & deployment of hydrogen energy technologies.

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