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The India Energy Hour podcast features in-depth conversations with leading energy, development & climate experts from academia, civil society, & the government. Through these interviews, we explore Indian energy transitions’ most pressing hurdles & promising opportunities. We look at the role that government, financial markets, social movements, & science plays in transition.

Co-hosted by Shreya Jai, a leading energy & climate change reporter and Sandeep Pai, an energy transition researcher & author. The show is produced by Tejas Dayananda Sagar.

Contact us at: theindiaenergyhour@gmail.com

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The India Energy Hour podcast features in-depth conversations with leading energy, development & climate experts from academia, civil society, & the government. Through these interviews, we explore Indian energy transitions’ most pressing hurdles & promising opportunities. We look at the role that government, financial markets, social movements, & science plays in transition.

Co-hosted by Shreya Jai, a leading energy & climate change reporter and Sandeep Pai, an energy transition researcher & author. The show is produced by Tejas Dayananda Sagar.

Contact us at: theindiaenergyhour@gmail.com

    Accelerating Clean Cooking Revolution | ft. Abhishek Kar

    Accelerating Clean Cooking Revolution | ft. Abhishek Kar

    Nearly 2.8 billion people around the world depend on solid fuels such as firewood and biomass for their cooking needs. Majority of such people reside in African and Asian countries including in India.



    India has made significant progress in enhancing access to modern fuels through policies that support greater use of LPG cylinders. However, several issues still remain.



    To understand the Indian clean cooking challenge and the required interventions, we interviewed Abhishek Kar, Senior Programme Lead at the Council on Energy, Environment and Water. Abhishek have led numerous studies on energy access in India and in other countries, and is a known expert in this area. 



    Full transcript of the episode is available in English 

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    • 57 min
    Going off grid: Greening India's power needs | ft. Dr. Debajit Palit

    Going off grid: Greening India's power needs | ft. Dr. Debajit Palit

    Imagine a future where every rooftop is a mini power station, contributing to a cleaner and greener environment. This isn't just a dream—it's the potential of decentralized renewable energy projects. From innovative micrgrids to efficient rooftop solar panels, these solutions are revolutionizing the way we power our lives.

    To know more, We sat with Dr. Debajit Palit; He has a PhD in Energy Policy and an MSc in Physics. He is currently a professor at the NTPC School of Business. He has dabbled in the roles of professor, author, and researcher. 



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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Get Ready for India's Clean Energy Boom: Hitting the 2030 Target | ft. Vibhuti Garg

    Get Ready for India's Clean Energy Boom: Hitting the 2030 Target | ft. Vibhuti Garg

    India has ambitions to install 500 GW of renewable energy by 2030. Achieving this target would require large scale finance, sound policies and much more.

    To understand how India can achieve its renewable energy targets, we interviewed Vibhuti Garg, Director of South Asia at the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis.  Vibhuti is an expert on energy pricing, adoption of new technologies, subsidy reforms, enhancing clean energy access and more. 



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    • 46 min
    Gazing into the Crystal Ball: What's next for India's energy transition?

    Gazing into the Crystal Ball: What's next for India's energy transition?

    Season 4 of The India Energy Hour Podcast is here. 

    To kickstart the season, the hosts are here to give a primer on what all to expect in India's journey towards energy transition. 

    It is the year of general elections in India. A lot of policies and political decisions hinge on that. 

    But there is other exciting stuff too. From India's maiden critical mineral auction to more engagement on just transition, this could be the year India walks the talk on energy transition. 

    Tune in to get a 360 degree view of India's energy and climate action landscape as we step into the new year.


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    • 52 min
    COP28: Hits, Misses and Vested Interests | ft. Jacob Koshy

    COP28: Hits, Misses and Vested Interests | ft. Jacob Koshy

    This year’s Conference of Parties (COP28), hosted in the oil-rich UAE, was full of ironies. There were apprehensions over the host, which has oil wells in its backyard. The COP28 President was the CEO of the national oil company. It was expected that at least the rich nations would drive more climate finance.

    But the negotiations that unfolded over the 12 days and the outcome caught many by surprise. The COP final text, for the first time, mentioned a transition away from fossil fuels. The decision was lauded, but the fine print is not that promising. There was no major uptick in climate finance; adaptation goals were left untouched, and the language towards the oil and gas sector was lopsided.

    To unfold the facets of the negotiations at COP28 and their impact on global climate dialogue and global warming, we talked with Jacob Koshy. Koshy is Deputy Science Editor at The Hindu and has been writing on science and technology for more than a decade. An engineer-tuned journalist, he has worked in some of the leading news dailies in India and is known for incisive reporting and comprehensive writing. 



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    • 1 hr 9 min
    State of the Indian Energy Transition | ft. Aditya Ramji

    State of the Indian Energy Transition | ft. Aditya Ramji

    India’s energy transition is central to global climate action. But where does India’s energy transition stand? What are the key challenges and opportunities in areas such as energy access, clean transportation and critical minerals.



    To understand the intricate dynamics of India's energy transition journey, we interviewed Aditya Ramji, Director of the India Zero Emission Vehicle Research Centre at the Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis. Aditya is a leading expert in areas of clean transportation, energy systems, and electric mobility.


    Full transcript of the episode is available in English and Hindi



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    • 1 hr

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Fills much needed gaps

Despite the proliferation of energy podcasts, there is a need to go deep in certain countries, especially in the global south and absolutely for a country as important to the energy transition as India. Western audiences might need to stick India-specific phrases and context. I’d strongly recommend that energy aficionados stick with it. The hosts are pros in this space.

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