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Indo-US Relations: Exploring a New Energy Paradigm


Indo-US Relations: Exploring a New Energy Paradigm


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3-4pm, July 11th, 2007 (New Time)


HC-6, Capitol Building, Capitol Hill, Washington DC

Featured Speakers:
  • Dr. Arjun Makhijani, President of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research
  • Ms. Daphne Wysham, Board member of the Institute for Policy Studies, founder and co-director of the Sustainable Energy & Economy Network, and founder and co-host of Earthbeat Radio
  • Mr. Mark Riedy, Partner, Andrews Kurth, LLP. Part of Renewable Energy Team at Andrews Kurth, LLP.
  • Mr. Rohit Tripathi, President, Young India, Inc.

On July 11th, 2007 at 3pm Young India, Inc. is co-sponsoring a Congressional briefing on Capitol Hill with the Congressional India Caucus to explore how India and the United States can more broadly use energy cooperation that not only builds a sustainable relationship but also allows them to make a collective contribution towards climate change. Last year we held a similar exploratory briefing on the Indo-US nuclear deal to understand it in the energy context of both nations. The upcoming briefing is a continuation of our search for the best set of energy policies that will provide new strength to bilateral relations through new entrepreneurship, research and development and greater people-to-people interaction.

This briefing is more than a philosophical discussion of intent. It will offer actionable steps that both governments can take to facilitate and incentivize alternative energy production and distribution methods. The building of a model of cooperation between India and the United States on alternative energy can help other emerging economies do the same with the developed ones. Thus, creating a more inclusive and coordinated effort to help us fight this global challenge - climate change. This may be a way to transform a "strategic" relationship into a sustainable one.

Please join us for this event. The expert presentations will be followed by a Q&A session.

We are grateful to Congressman Jim McDermott (D, WA-7) and Congressman Joe Wilson (R, SC-2), co-chairs of the Congressional India Caucus, for their continued support to our efforts. This briefing was jointly conceptualized by Mr. Sean Hughes, Senior Legislative Assistant to Congressman McDermott, with Young India. Cooperation from Mr. Dino Teppara, Chief of Staff for Congressman Wilson and Mr. Paul Callahan, Legislative Assistant to Congressman Wilson, was instrumental in putting this event together.

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  • Get off metro BLUE/ORANGE LINE station Capitol South.
  • The Capitol South Metro is across the street from the O'Neill House Office Building and the Madison Building of the Library of Congress.
  • Walk towards Independence Ave.
  • Turn left on Independence and walk for a block.
  • Driveway to ONLY public entrance to the Main Capitol Building is on Independence Avenue across from the Longworth Building. Follow it to the entrance.
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