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U.S. asks firms to provide clean energy technology to India, China

Mar 13, 2007 -- AsiaPulse

The US Commerce Department has asked American companies to exploit opportunities in clean technologies for energy generation in India and China.

The department's International Trade Administration will lead a Clean-Energy Technologies Trade Mission to India and China in April 1.

"This mission aims to match US companies with opportunities in these fast-growing markets, where American clean technology goods and services can help improve the environment," the US Commerce Department said in its website.

It added clean-energy technologies have moved to the forefront of energy infrastructure investments in India and China. "Clean energy investments in both nations will be enormous over the next 10 years, so now is the time to enter these important markets".

India plans 100 gigawatts (GW) of new power over the next 10 years, including 10 GW from renewable sources. This includes the electrification of 18,000 remote villages. Clean coal technologies will play an important role in India, it said.

By 2020, China plans to spend nearly US$200 billion to increase renewable energy use to 15 per cent of total supply as well as reduce the energy that its buildings consume by 65 per cent.