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India's Energy Future

Past Event

May 12, 2015

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Please join the Center on Global Energy Policy for a discussion on India’s Energy Future, featuring remarks by:

  • Montek Ahluwalia, Distinguished Visiting Professor, Stern School of Business, New York University, and former Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, Republic of India;
  • Atul Arya, Senior Vice President, Energy insight, IHS;


  • Vikram Mehta, Executive Chairman, Brookings India and former chairman of Shell India; and,
  • Richenda Van Leeuwen, Executive Director, Energy and Climate, Energy Access Initiative, United Nations Foundation.

As the world’s 4th largest energy consumer and the 3rd largest emitter of greenhouse gases, India’s energy policy choices will have significant implications for energy markets, geopolitics and global climate policies. How can India meet its economic, environmental and security goals with energy demand projected to double by 2035? How can energy access be improved for the nearly one-quarter of the population who do not have reliable access to electricity? What are the opportunities for furthering US-India energy cooperation? Following speaker remarks, a panel discussion moderated by CGEP Inaugural Fellow David Sandalow will explore these questions.

This event will be livestreamed at: energypolicy.columbia.edu/watch

A podcast of this event (in addition to other past Center events) will be available ~3 to 5 days after the date of the event through iTunes or via our website.

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