India, USA Fast Track Energy Talks

One of the principal aims of the dialogue is strengthen mutual energy security and promote stable energy markets.

Published: 02-Jun-2005

India and the US are working overtime to produce some quick results on bilateral energy cooperation, including nuclear power, ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit here next month.

Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia on Tuesday held talks with US Energy Secretary Samuel W Bodman to put the newly-launched energy dialogue on the fast track.

A joint statement issued after the meeting said the two “agreed that it was important to show progress in the energy dialogue” before the Prime Minister’s visit.


The forecast consumption of coal, nuclear and renewables have been increased from earlier predictions, while petroleum and natural gas consumption are lower.

The United States accounts for 2,544 MW of total installed capacity and 1,914 MW of operation, and the difference is due to a lack of steam due to over-exploitation of the Geysers field in California.

February 28,2006 address to National Governor's Ethanol Coalition.


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