Powering the U.S.-India Energy Relationship
Energizing India: Fuelling a Billion Lives brings together top global energy experts, academics and policy makers, contributing an insightful and engaging compilation of essays on the various facets of energy-related issues in India and the world.
Edited by Shreerupa Mitra, this book comes at a time when global energy consumption is seeing unprecedented growth while new sources of energy are gaining currency and old ones are threatened by geopolitical upheavals. The illustrious list of contributors include Nisha Biswal, Kirk Smith, Bob Dudley, Daniel Yergin, Fatih Birol, Dharmendra Pradhan, Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, Anil Kakodkar, Arvind Panagariya and Anil Jain among others. The essays also elucidate and assess India’s position in the global energy landscape by taking into account current world politics. The book examines the idea of energy justice with a focus on sustainability, affordability, infrastructure expansion and issues associated with climate change.
In her chapter, “Powering the U.S.-India Relationship,” U.S.-India Business Council President Nisha Biswal discusses the pursuit by both countries of “all-of-the-above” energy strategies to maximize energy access and energy security both domestically and abroad. Since 2005, the US and India have engaged in a productive bilateral energy dialogue, and over the past decade that dialogue has expanded as leaders is successive administrations prioritize energy-focused collaboration. The strategic and commercial role of energy between India and the United States was reaﬃrmed and elevated during President Trump and Prime Minister Modi’s 2017 meeting in Washington, when the two leaders announced the US–India strategic energy partnership. Amid a number of large-scale energy initiatives, private sector players of both countries will be essential to closing the investment gap and providing input to policymakers.
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