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Energy Seminar: Joyashree Roy, Energy Futures for India: Some Evidence Based Analysis

May 8, 2017 - 4:30pm to 5:20pm
NVIDIA Auditorium, Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center

Free and open to all.

Event Sponsor: 
Precourt Institute for Energy
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Issues linking economic growth and climate change and are now at the centre of discussions regarding development strategies especially in the context of developing countries. Analysis shows a number of factors effecting the trend of historical GHG emissions in India. India has been focusing on energy efficiency both in policy and practice, especially for the industrial sector for long period of time. This  history of energy efficiency policies in the country can be traced back to 1991 starting with industry sector but now proliferating to other sectors as well.  Transformational changes in process technology remained the key to decoupling growth from energy use and in catching up with best available technology. Many voluntary and mandatory policies are playing important role. However, there are  potential lying beyond energy efficiency strategy. In order to realise those carbon price can have an important role to play. However, there remains many unexplored areas of potential across sectors, behaviourial response management by appropriate incentives going beyond price mechanisms and communication strategies.

Joyashree Roy is currently the Professor of Economics at Jadavpur University. She is ICSSR national fellow. She was Ford Foundation Post Doctoral Fellow at LBNL, Berkeley, USA. She was visiting researcher at Energy and Policy Research Group, Cambridge University in 2010. She initiated and coordinates the Global Change Programme and Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (SYLFF) Project at Jadavpur University. She is in IPCC-2007 Nobel Peace Prize winning panel, has been a chapter author of Global Energy Assessment. She is in the winning team of Prince Sultan Bin Aziz award for water. 

She has published more than 97 peer reviewed journal articles, authored and edited books. Her research interests: Economics of Climate Change, Modeling energy demand, Economy-wide modeling exercises for deriving policy implications, Water quality demand modeling, Water pricing, Sustainable development, Natural resource accounting, Valuing environmental services, Developmental and environmental issues relevant for informal sectors, Coastal Ecosystem service evaluation.