India on Thursday reaffirmed its commitment to renewable energy with the promise to expand into all forms of energy that can reduce carbon footprint.
“India is fully committed to renewable energy for our future development, as are the Pacific island countries,” Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh said in his keynote address at the ‘India-Pacific Islands Sustainable Development Conference’ being held in Suva, Fiji.
“We are looking at expanding renewable energy very rapidly. Solar, wind, hydro, biomass – all forms of energy which can reduce the carbon footprint and help us leave a better planet for the next generation – are receiving unprecedented attention in India,” he said.
The conference is being held under the framework of the Forum for India Pacific Islands Cooperation (Fipic) with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) as the key knowledge partner. File image of Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh. IBN Live.
The first Fipic summit was held at the level of Heads of Government in November 2014 in Suva and the second one in August 2015 in Jaipur, India.
“During the two Fipic summits that we have had so far, our Prime Minister Narendra Modi has clearly articulated that India wishes to be a close partner of the Pacific islands and would work closely to advance the developmental agenda of Pacific island countries,” Singh said. Read More…