NASEO, CSIS Bring Together U.S. and Indian Officials for Clean Energy and Climate Discussions

Source: NASEO

NASEO and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies co-hosted a convening of national and state energy officials from the United States and India to explore opportunities for cooperation in clean energy deployment, financing, and innovation. The event supported a Memorandum of Understanding signed last year between NASEO and India’s Association of Renewable Energy Agencies of States (AREAS) in the presence of U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm and India’s Minister of New and Renewable Energy Bhagwanth Khuba.

Special guests included U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy David Turk, Joint Secretary Dinesh Jagdale of India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, CSIS Adjunct Fellow Katherine Hadda, AREAS Executive Director Jeevan Kumar Jethani, NASEO Executive Director David Terry, and Varun Sivaram, Senior Director for Clean Energy and Innovation, U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry. The discussion highlighted insights, expertise, and updates from key subnational actors in India and the United States, including state officials from Madhya Pradesh, Assam, Odisha, Massachusetts, the District of Columbia, Michigan, Florida, New York, and Connecticut.

To view a recording of the opening sessions of the event, visit CSIS’s website.