India, ASEAN countries to discuss promotion of new and renewable energy

Last Updated: Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 00:08

New Delhi: India and ASEAN countries will discuss the promotion of new and renewable energy in the region at a meet here on Monday.

"In the meeting, the ministers in-charge of renewable energy of ASEAN countries and India would deliberate upon and discuss policy and regulatory framework for promotion of renewable energy this region," a ministry statement said.

Financing of renewable energy, cooperation in research and development, technology transfer and resource assessment would be specific issues that would engage their attention, it said.

Prior to the ministerial level meeting, a two-day workshop on renewable energy of experts and policy planners from ASEAN countries and India is being organised.

"The workshop aims at sharing experience among participating countries on development and deployment of renewable energy, and identify institutions for establishing long term cooperation between institutions in India and ASEAN countries," the release said.

Focus on cooperation in resource assessment of renewable energy sources, identification of industrial R&D projects for support under ASEAN-India science and technology development fund are the major objectives of the workshop.

PTI

First Published: Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 00:08
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