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India asks U.S. for climate-change help

March 27, 2009 at 11:26 AM

NEW DELHI, March 27 (UPI) -- The Indian prime minister's special envoy on climate change is seeking a partnership with the United States.

The envoy, Shyam Saran, said the partnership was prompted by the focus the Obama administration has put on clean and renewable energy, Press Trust of India reports.

With the passage of the civilian nuclear deal, the partnership is even more important, Saran said during a recent meeting of U.S. corporate leaders organized by the U.S.-India Business Council.

"The first component of our strategy for the future, for both Indian and U.S. business, is a renewable-energy partnership covering different technological pathways and focusing on technology and product development," Saran said.

Recycling, zero-discharge chemical plants, water-positive processes and waste-to-power technologies are all going to play important roles in the future, he said.

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