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Amar Bhardwaj

Energy Technology Policy Fellow at the International Energy Agency


Amar Bhardwaj is a Marshall Scholar and a former research assistant at the Center on Global Energy Policy. He is focused on technology and policy analysis within renewable energy, clean fuels, and industrial decarbonization. Amar is also an incoming Energy Technology Policy Fellow at the International Energy Agency (IEA). Previously, he has served as a policy analyst at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, a member of the Biden presidential campaign’s Energy Policy Advisory Committee, a lead researcher in Columbia’s Solar Fuels Engineering Lab, the editor in chief of Consilience: The Journal of Sustainable Development, and an expert reviewer for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Sixth Assessment Report. Amar has authored numerous publications in energy policy and technology and has presented his work globally, including at the United Nations. He holds a BS in chemical engineering, summa cum laude, from Columbia University, an MS in sociology of energy from the University of Edinburgh, and a Master of Public Administration in energy policy from University College London. In September, he will begin a placement as a staffer in the United States Congress, supported by Microsoft and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute.

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May 04, 2021 Reports Energy Policy

Opportunities and Limits of CO2 Recycling in a Circular Carbon Economy: Techno-economics, Critical Infrastructure Needs, and Policy Priorities

Despite growing efforts to drastically cut carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and address climate change, energy outlooks project that the world will continue to rely on certain products that are currently carbon-intensive to produce but have limited alternatives, such as aviation fuels and concrete.

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