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ENERGETICA INDIA India’s collaborations with foreign countries in Renewable Energy The Indian Government has been quite serious on growth of renewable energy in India. The last one year has seen Government collaborate with international agencies and countries to assist Indian private players in terms of technology and financing. The article looks at some of the recent work of Indian Government in this aspect. MOU with Government of Finland The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy MNRE of India has signed a MOU with Ministry of Employment and the Economy of the Government of the Republic of Finland; recognizing the role that renewable energy plays in economic development of India and subsequently in the trade, economic, and industrial and development cooperation between India and Finland. Both the governments are looking to: 1. Promote development of cooperation in new and renewable energy between the two countries taking into account the experience of researchers, scientists, companies and specialists of the two countries and possibilities available 2. Encourage development of partnerships in context of multilateral research and development programs The cooperation may include: 1. Sharing experience in national energy and renewable energy policies 2. Identifying areas of mutual interest and cooperation for development of new and renewable energy technologies 3. Facilitating identification of joint projects or partnership between Finnish and Indian companies and organizations through visits, workshops and seminars 4. Facilitating creation of joint commercial and non-commercial activities MOU with Japan Bank for International Cooperation The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy MNRE of India has signed a MOU with Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC); the Japanese policy-based financial institution whose policy includes maintaining and improving the international competitiveness of Japanese industries and promoting the overseas business of having purpose of preserving the global environment such as global warming. The objectives of the MOU are: 1. To promote development of renewable energy projects, including canal top solar power projects on pan-India basis in general and in Gujarat in particular. 2. On Japanese side the focus is to promote the overseas business having purpose of preserving global environment The countries will cooperate to study development of renewable energy projects including solar canal-top, other solar power projects, wind power projects and biomass power projects; utilizing Japanese companies and technology. MOU with Dominican Republic The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy MNRE of India has signed a MOU with the Ministry of Energy and Mines, Government of the Dominican Republic with a desire to establish cooperation between Indian and Dominican Republic in the field of renewable energy. The MOU lists the creation of Joint Working Group with the objective of: 1. Identifying areas of mutual interest and cooperation for development of new and renewable energy technologies, systems, sub-systems, devices, components, etc 2. Monitoring and evaluating cooperation activities The objective of the MOU is to establish basis for cooperative institutional relationship to encourage and promote technical bilateral cooperation on new and renewable energy issues on basis of mutual benefit equality and reciprocity. MOU with the Government of France The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy MNRE of India has signed a MOU with the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy of the French Republic to commit to jointly work to foster the transition to low carbon and resources efficient economy. RENEWABLE ENERGY 64 energética INDIA · SEP | OCT15


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