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MoU on Renewable Energy signed between India and Netherlands
Feb 12, 2014

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has signed MoU with the Netherlands for cooperation on renewable energy. Under this agreement, an Indo Dutch Joint Working Group will be set up and the exchange of technical and institutional knowledge on clean energy will be facilitated.

India is planning to add over 30 GW of renewable energy to its energy mix in the next 5 years. The Netherlands aims to have a sustainable, reliable and affordable energy system by 2050. As part of this, the Dutch aim to cut CO2 emissions by half, and to generate some 40 per cent of electricity from sustainable sources such as wind at sea and biomass by that time. The Dutch have leading expertise in areas such as offshore wind energy, co-combustion of biomass in coal-fired power plants, methods to pre-treat biomass and smart grids. Indian expertise in turn excels in applying these high tech solutions in a cost-effective manner.






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