3rd edition of Aatmanirbhar Bharat in RE Manufacturing

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in association with the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India organised the 3rd edition of Aatmanirbhar Bharat in RE Manufacturing from 17 - 19 October in New Delhi, around the theme - Pathways for Global Partnership in Green Energy –Powering India & the World. The international conference was supported by the Indo-German Energy Forum (IGEF) and witnessed participation from more than 20 countries.

Discussions were held around the issues of leveraging offshore wind, green hydrogen, RE manufacturing, balancing energy transition and energy security, and initiatives of state governments in energy transition and selfreliance. Dr. Steffen Norbert Koch, Minister, Head of the Department for Economic and Global Affairs, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany mentioned that more than half the demand in Germany is in the social and health sectors. However, other fields including energy transition and information technology also have a high demand for skilled labour.

Dr. Prof. Christopher Hebling, Director, Division Hydrogen Technologies, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, ISE said that promoting RE requires international collaboration in order to set up a huge pipeline system, which is needed, not only for hydrogen but also for green molecules to be carried by ships and other vessels across countries.

Dr. Martin Lux, Head of Energy Team, KfW said that while we support all efforts of decarbonisation and international support is already a part of India’s national strategy, we also need to ensure climate efficiency is maintained, and most importantly, there should be no negative environmental or social impact created.