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India, UAE sign MoU for co-operation on renewable energy

New Delhi: India and UAE have agreed to cooperate in the field of renewable energy, especially in the areas of solar and wind power.A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to this effect was signed in Abu
PTI January 19, 2014 17:33 IST
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New Delhi: India and UAE have agreed to cooperate in the field of renewable energy, especially in the areas of solar and wind power.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to this effect was signed in Abu Dhabi yesterday by New and Renewable Energy Minister Farooq Abdullah and Minister of State of UAE, Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber.

According to a government release, the two countries have agreed to form a Joint Working Group for better coordination through collaborative research on subjects of mutual interest.  

The partnership envisages exchange and training of scientific and technical personnel and sharing of technological information and data, organization of workshops, seminars and working groups, transfer of know-how and equipment on a non-commercial basis.  

Abdullah briefed the UAE minister on the progress made by India on renewable energy with special reference to the National Solar Mission launched in 2010 under the National Action Plan on Climate Change.

He also briefed Al Jaber on India's efforts towards promoting energy for remote areas with no access to electricity, the release added.