Members felt that initiatives like a single-window for energy, appointment of a nodal agency (such as CHT with Scientific Advisory Council(SAC) under MoPNG) and a policy framework for innovative technologies with a progressive procurement policy would accelerate the absorption of disruptive/innovative technologies. A working group post the webinar would help to address challenges faced in promoting disruptive technologies and to facilitate collaboration between U.S. and Indian companies.
While the objective of the webinar series was ‘disruptive technologies and their adoption at an accelerated pace in the oil and gas sector’ it was felt that the 29thAGM could take up ‘energy efficiency and sustainable growth’ together participation in sustainable growth as part of the state-level focus at AGM. Ms. Nair informed members that inputs/suggestions were sought from CHT on the program format and the agenda for the webinar and that an energy door knock was being considered later in 2021, COVID-19 permitting. The meeting ended with a special thanks to Mr. Nathan Halat, U.S. Embassy, Mr. Mahmoud Jardaneh, Department of Energy, U.S. Embassy, Ms. Renie Subin, U.S. Embassy and Ms .Mehnaz Ansari, USTDA, for their support to the committee.
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