US-India Energy Partnership Summit

Sep 212009

Top officials & experts discuss US-India collaboration to promote clean energy and combat climate change

Day-long talks about opportunities for U.S.-Indian partnerships to promote clean energy and combat climate change. India has rejected binding commitments to curb its greenhouse gas emissions, but is seeking help for projects that would move its growing economy in that direction.
The day will conclude with a fundraising dinner for TERI’s program, Lighting a Billion Lives.
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Oct. 1, Registration: 8 a.m.; Summit: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Dinner and reception: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, Regency A Ballroom
400 New Jersey Ave, NW, Washington, DC, 20001
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Top government officials, experts and other leaders from the US and India are convened by Richard C. Levin, president of Yale University and R.K. Pachauri, chairman of the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Director-General of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) of New Delhi, India.

Indian officials include:
Farooq Abdullah, Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy
Jairam Ramesh, Minister of State for Environment and Forests
and more...

U.S. officials include:
Steven Chu, U.S. Secretary of Energy
John P. Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Todd D. Stern, Special Envoy for Climate Change
]and more...](

Dinner special guests:
Al Gore, 45th Vice President of the United States of America; 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate; Chairman of the Board, Alliance for Climate Protection; and, Chairman, Generation Investment Management
The Honorable Steven Israel, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
The Honorable John Kerry, United States Senator

Convening Organizations:
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) of New Delhi and Yale University;
The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is handling media relations for the event.