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Ministerial Round Table Conference at World Energy Congress is Held

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A Ministerial round table conference was held on April 24th, 2024, during the 26th World Energy Congress in Rotterdam, Netherlands. 

  • Where ministers from various countries discussed energy innovation and collaboration, and managing the evolving energy trilemma trade-offs. They also talked about how the COP28 UN Climate Change Conference in Dubai was a game changer in the fight against climate change.
  • During the conference, the Union Power Secretary talked about India's significant role in COP28 and its efforts towards renewable energy and energy efficiency commitments. 
    • He discussed the G20 New Delhi Leaders' Declaration, which highlights India's efforts to double the global rate of energy efficiency improvements every year and to triple the global renewable capacity by 2030.
  • The Secretary also talked about India's Mission LiFE, which promotes sustainable lifestyles and has received praise from the global community. 
    • He mentioned that COP28 recognized the need to transition towards carbon neutrality, with emphasis on Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) and green hydrogen.
  • The Secretary stressed the importance of inclusive approaches in managing energy transitions, including technology deployment and cooperation. 
    • He talked about the Revamped India Energy Security Scenarios (IESS) 2047 dashboard, which aids informed decision-making. 
    • He also mentioned the PM-KUSUM Scheme and solar rooftop programmes which promote environmental sustainability and job creation.
  • Finally, the Secretary emphasized the need for developing countries to have access to financing and clean technologies to navigate the energy trilemma effectively.

About 26th World Energy Congress

  • The 26th World Energy Congress is an important event that aims to promote clean and inclusive energy transitions worldwide. 
  • The Congress will focus on the theme of ‘Redesigning Energy for People and Planet’ to mark the World Energy Council’s centenary in world energy. 
  • The event will explore how connected energy societies can drive global energy transitions in a world that is less predictable, more turbulent, and faster-shifting. The Congress seeks to address the challenges of energy transition in a manner that benefits people and the planet.

About World Energy Council India

  • The World Energy Council India is a member of the World Energy Council, a global organization established in 1923 to promote sustainable energy supply and use. 
  • WEC India, which joined the Council in 1924, operates under the Ministry of Power, Government of India, with support from the Ministries of Coal, New & Renewable Energy, Petroleum & Natural Gas, and External Affairs.


Answer: Rotterdam, Netherlands

Answer: 1923

Answer: ‘Redesigning Energy for People and Planet
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