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India’s Approach to Green Hydrogen, with Mr Amitabh Kant

Climate concerns and an ever-increasing focus on zero-carbon renewable energy globally, has made hydrogen-based energy sources more relevant than ever. Stricter carbon abatement regulations have also pushed hydrogen producers to move away from conventional fossil fuels to green power sources, like wind, solar, biomass, hydro-electric power, etc. In this global context, it is crucial for India to get ahead in the race for new and upcoming green technologies and become self-reliant and a world leader. Being an early adopter of hydrogen energy technology will pay off in the long-term, given hydrogen’s cross-sectoral sustainability.

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India will be launching the National Hydrogen Energy Mission (NHEM) in 2021-22. Considering India’s 175 GW target of RE capacity by 2022 and 450 GW by 2030, it is imperative that our energy grid involves other green technologies on a medium-to-long term basis. The NHEM will help India lower its emission intensity by 33-35% from the 2005 levels by 2030, another Nationally-Determined Contribution (NDC) target under the Paris Agreement.

Niti Aayog, the policy think tank of the Government of India is in discussions with the relevant stakeholders to chart out India’s approach to Green Hydrogen. In this special webinar, Mr. Amitabh Kant, CEO of Niti Aayog will share the details of India’s Green Hydrogen journey.

Here is an outline of the webinar with Mr Amitabh Kant:

Welcome and Introduction

Dr. OP Agarwal, CEO, WRI India (Introduction)


Mr. Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog


  • Mr. Ravi Pandit, Chairman and co-founder, KPIT
  • Mr. Shashi Sekhar, Former Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, Government of India, PSA Fellow, Office of Principal Scientific Advisor
  • Ms. Molly Iliffe, Principal Consultant (Hydrogen), Environmental Resources Management (ERM)


Mr. Madhav Pai, Executive Director, WRI India

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