Conference Overview

With newly elected administrations in the U.S. and India in 2009, energy policy will receive more attention in both nations, opening the door to new opportunities for partnership on this front.

Summit Organizers Teri Yale University Against this backdrop, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and Yale University have co-convened the U.S.-India Energy Partnership Summit  to bring together key actors from government, corporations, research institutions, NGOs and the media from both the U.S. and India. The summit will facilitate a dialogue on how to promote enabling policies for the rapid development and deployment of green technologies in both nations and the opportunity for partnership on this front.


Technological Innovations in Liquid Fuel Production (.ppt)

Alternative Fuels and Power Derived from Renewable Feedstocks (.ppt)

India’s Vehicle Population Is Growing Rapidly As Is Oil Consumption & CO2 Emissions (.ppt)

Regulatory Initiatives for promotion of Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Efficiency (.ppt)

Securing India's Sustainable Energy Future —
Role of U.S. Engagement
Background Paper
October 1, 2009

Summit Chairs

Richard C. Levin

Richard C. Levin
President, Yale University

Rajendra K. Pachauri

Rajendra K. Pachauri
Director-General, TERI
and Chairman, IPCC


Jairam Ramesh

Jairam Ramesh
Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Environment and Forests Government of India

Farooq Abdullah

Farooq Abdullah
Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Government of India

Steven Chu

The Honorable Steven Chu
Secretary, United States Department of Energy

Al Gore

Al Gore, Jr.
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


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