Energy Finance Conference India- 2020

Theme: The Political Economy of Energy Transition

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Meeting ID: 964 1278 3292
Passcode: 333444

3:00-6:00 pm: What Could Energy Transition Entail in the Indian Context? Lessons to be Learned from the Global Experiences

Session Brief:

  • The fiscal imbalances and inaccuracies in the demand-supply energy chain all around the globe, including India, still makes access to energy the right and privilege of a few.
  • The significance of reaffirming access to energy as a fundamental human right to be able to take forward conversations on energy conservation or equitable distribution.
  • An appraisal of the socio-economic and ecological concerns associated with the use and abuse of fossil fuels, along with the economics and politics of coal to non-coal, particularly RE, transition in India.
  • What could be the potential possibilities for ushering in an era of energy democracy in countries like India while drawing from the successful and floundering energy transition experiences around the world?
  • How effective would renewable energy technology be as an alternative energy model that can serve as the “quick fix” to all the energy conundrums in the country?

Chair: Aarti Khosla, Director, Climate Trends


Lidy Nacpil, Coordinator, Asian Peoples’ Movement on Debt and Development (JSAPMDD) & Asian Energy Network

  • How can the global discourses on energy transition be mandated to encompass social, gender and climate justice goals?

Soumya Dutta, Advisory Board member – UN Climate Technology Centre & Network

  • An Inquiry in to the current socio-ecological drifts in energy transition.

Rahul Tongia, Senior Fellow, Centre for Social and Economic Progress

  • A review of the appropriate technological headway and policy measures required to facilitate a sustainable transition in India.

Thomas Spencer, Fellow, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

  • What can we learn from the history and current state of energy transition for India?

Sreekumar Nhalur , Prayas Energy Group

  • The permutations and combinations within the Indian power sector, shaped and swayed by the energy transition in motion.






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