India and USA reinforce R&D in clean energies

Indo – US Joint Clean Energy Research and Development Centre (JCERDC) a joint initiative of the Government of India and the US Department of Energy, aims to facilitate Research and Development on clean energy by teams of scientists, technologists and engineers from India and the United States, and related joint activities, needed to deploy clean energy technologies rapidly. This Centre also proposes to support multi-institutional network projects using public-private partnership model of funding.

The Indian and US Governments have committed an amount equal to US $25 Million spread over a period of 5 years for 3 priority areas of Solar Energy , Second Generation of Bio-fuels and Energy Efficiency of Buildings.