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NITI Aayog and the Netherlands release report on LNG use in vehicles

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NITI Aayog and the Embassy of the Netherlands in India released the report titled 'LNG as a transportation fuel in medium and heavy commercial vehicles' on 6 February 2024. This report was released during the celebration of India Energy Week 2024 in Goa.

The Netherlands has been cooperating with NITI Aayog since 2020:

  • NITI Aayog and the Netherlands are actively collaborating in the area of energy transition under a Statement of Intent partnership since 2020. This report has been issued as the first result of mutual cooperation between the two sides.
  • The report focuses on leveraging LNG as a fuel source and optimizing its use in the medium and commercial vehicle segment.
  • It examines the coordination issues faced by various stakeholders. Highlights what can be learned from other countries to address these challenges.
  • The Netherlands, like India, is making significant progress in the field of clean energy, with a primary focus on carbon reduction through a shift in energy sources.
  • It will leverage the Netherlands' expertise in the energy sector, to achieve international climate targets set in the 2015 Paris Agreement. There is a lot of scope for working with India's public and private sectors for this.

The Netherlands ahead in green hydrogen revolution:

  • The Netherlands is at the forefront of European initiatives to launch a green hydrogen revolution and replace fossil fuels. The Netherlands is the second largest hydrogen producer in Europe. Whereas China is the largest producer and consumer of hydrogen in the world.
  • The report highlights strategies that will help achieve the target of 15% gas share in primary energy supply and goal of Net Zero by 2070.
  • The report explores various challenges and barriers associated with LNG adoption in India and recommends a roadmap of actionable solutions.
  • NITI Aayog and the Netherlands Embassy plan to work together to strengthen their cooperation on sustainable development with a focus on circular economy besides transition to energy sources.
  • Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog: Suman Berry

About Netherlands:

  • The Netherlands is a major country in the European continent. It is located in north-eastern Europe. The North Sea is located on its northern and western borders, Belgium in the south and Germany in the east.
  • Capital: Amsterdam
  • Currency: Dutch Guilder
  • Prime Minister: Mark Rutte
  • Emperor: Willem-Alexander


Answer:- NITI Aayog and Embassy of Netherlands in India.

Answer:- The report was released during the organization of India Energy Week 2024 in Goa.

Answer:- China

Answer:- Suman Berry
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