India, Germany sign agreement on green hydrogen TaskForce

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India and Germany agreed to form a task force on green hydrogen. Both the countries have signed a joint declaration in this regard.

  • The Joint Declaration was signed by the Union Minister of Power and New and Renewable Energy RK Singh and Germany's Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Change Robert Habeck in a virtual way.

  • India has emerged as a global leader in energy transformation. India is at the forefront of the growth of renewable energy capacity in the world.

  • India has a transparent bidding system, an open market, an accelerated dispute resolution system, and is globally regarded as one of the most attractive destinations for investment in Renewable Energy (RE).

  • India has launched the National Green Hydrogen Mission with the goal of making the country a global hub for green hydrogen production and export.

  • Trading in Green Hydrogen and/or its derivatives such as Green Ammonia/Green Methanol will form the cornerstone of the cooperation.

  • Institutional cooperation in joint research, lighthouse projects, innovation clusters and hydrogen hubs will catalyze synergistic efforts of the two countries.

  • Capacity of India in renewable energy sector

  • India currently ranks fourth in renewable energy capacity globally. 

  • India will add 500 GW of non-fossil fuel capacity by 2030.

  • Presently the renewable energy capacity in India is 136 GW, which is 36% of the total energy capacity in India.

  • Solar and wind energy are the main sources of renewable energy.

  • Other alternatives such as biomass energy, methanol-based blending and hydrogen are considered the fuel of the future.

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