6th February, Bengaluru/Mumbai: The second day of the first Energy Transition Working Group Meeting under India's G20 Presidency witnessed serious discussion on moving towards clean energy while reducing carbon emissions.
The three-day meeting began on Sunday in India's Silicon Valley, Bengaluru. The G20 members discussed the theme 'Energy Security and Diversified Supply Chains' on the second day. Along with this, the member countries also shared their views on topics such as energy efficiency, reduction of carbon emissions from industries and control of energy consumption. During the meeting, India emphasised on establishing universal access to clean energy.
The Union Ministry of Power and New & Renewable Energy is playing the role of a partner in this meeting. Union Minister for Power and New & Renewable Energy RK Singh held a bilateral meeting with his Sri Lankan counterpart Kanchana Wijesekera on the sidelines of the G20 meeting. Alok Kumar, Secretary, Ministry of Power, and Ajay Tiwari, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Power, also participated in the meeting, wherein issues and problems related to the sector, besides mutual cooperation, were discussed.
Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) signed an MoU with Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle Joint Business Council (IMT-GT JBC) to promote the adoption of energy efficiency and sustainable practices in the region. As part of this strategic partnership, EESL will provide technical advice, project management support, contracting and implementation support to execute select energy efficiency programs from its portfolio with a proven track record of successful implementation.
Additionally, on the first day of the meeting, a study report commissioned under India's G20 Presidency, “Carbon Level Reduction, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) – Technology Drawbacks and International Cooperation” was unveiled. A 3D model of NTPC's flagship project on Flue Gas CO2 to Methanol Synthesis was also showcased at the event. Union Minister of Power and New & Renewable Energy, RK Singh visited the venue of the International Seminar on CCUS and discussed the many initiatives taken by NTPC.