Washington, D.C. — CAP Distinguished Senior Fellow Carol M. Browner, former director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy and former administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, released the following statement regarding the joint U.S.-India climate and energy announcement put forth today by the White House Council on Environmental Quality:
President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have made admirable progress on energy and climate change today. They established a new leader-to-leader channel for communication to work through issues in climate negotiations, affirmed ambitious solar energy goals for India, launched a new air quality initiative focusing on India’s major cities, catalyzed new clean energy investment opportunities, and more. President Obama closed out last year with a historic joint climate announcement of our two countries’ new greenhouse gas-reduction targets, and he has started this year by taking a big step with India toward a clean energy future.
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