4th Energy Transition Working Group meeting to begin from Wednesday

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Panaji:  The 4th Energy Transitions Working Group Meeting (ETWG) under India’s G20 Presidency will be held in Goa from July 19-20, 2023.

  “The two-day meeting will bring together over 100 delegates from G20 member countries, special invitee countries, and several International Organisations,” a senior official said.

 The 4th ETWG Meeting will be chaired by  Pawan Agarwal, who serves as the ETWG Chair and Secretary, Ministry of Power, Government of India.

 Bhupinder Singh Bhalla, Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Vivek Bharadwaj, Secretary, Ministry of Mines, and  Amrit Lal Meena, Secretary, Ministry of Coal, will also be part of the meeting and participate in the deliberations.

 The official said that there are six priority areas outlined under India’s G20 Presidency. He said that these priority areas reflect India’s focus on various aspects of energy transition and building global cooperation toward sustainable and clean energy development.

 He said that the priority areas includes Energy transitions through addressing technology gaps,  Low-cost financing for energy transitions,  Energy security and diversified supply chains, Energy efficiency, industrial low carbon transitions, and responsible consumption,  Fuels for Future and Universal access to clean energy and just, affordable, and inclusive energy transition pathways.

 The official said that the discussions in the 4th ETWG meeting in Goa will continue to build on the first three meetings in Bengaluru, Gandhinagar, and Mumbai respectively, to identify and promote best practices, policies, and innovative approaches that support a just and inclusive energy transition.

 The key highlight of the 4th ETWG meeting will be the detailed discussions on the draft Ministerial Communique, which is currently under discussion and will be further firmed up.

 The official said that on the sidelines of the ETWG, the Meeting will be complemented by various side events – ‘Enabling policies to accelerate e-mobility’, ‘Promoting solar energy for universal energy access’, ‘DRE applications for achieving SDG7 goals’, ‘Drive for advancing knowledge and solutions through aggregation in energy efficiency’, and ‘Powering progress in Global South – accessible and affordable clean energy for all.’

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