Pranav Gupta says Ashoka’s Centre for People-centric Energy Transition Supports India’s Clean Growth Objectives

Ashoka University, a prestigious liberal arts university in India, has formed the Ashoka Centre for a People-Centric Energy Transition (ACPET) with the goal of supporting a fair and sustainable energy revolution in India and throughout the world. The Center will collaborate with the Indian government and private sector to develop new strategies and ideas that will help India achieve its goals for clean and sustainable development.

Pranav Gupta Ashoka University Co-Founder states, “We at Ashoka understand that fostering equality and sustainability in the energy economy requires a people-centric perspective. We are eager to see how this initiative impacts society and look forward to the ACPET’s role in helping to establish tactics and approaches that emphasize the objectives and perceptions of individuals as well as communities.”

The Energy Centre will provide top priority to operations in domains like Energy Efficiency and Conservation, Governance of the Energy Sector, Carbon Markets, Electric Mobility, Hydrogen Economy and Cooling Technologies. Its first undertaking is a draft of India’s integrated energy policy. With a goal of developing into a top-tier knowledge institution that supports net-zero objectives, energy security and economic success, the Centre won’t just limit itself to projects. Furthermore, it will provide programmes at the bachelors, masters and executive levels.

Mahua Acharya, the first interim director of ACPET, stated that the Center is an integrated, people-centric strategy to foster a two-way communication between the government and market as India’s energy industry goes through a shift. The founders of Ashoka University, as well as other people who are devoted to help with sustainable change, should be commended for this significant effort. Pranav Gupta of Ashoka Universityemphasizes the significance of such initiatives and efforts in the current world. “With its emphasis on environment and people as well as partnerships, the Centre for a People-Centric Energy Transition embodies our commitment to advance sustainable approaches, and we believe that it will help address the substantial energy-related issues that our world currently faces,”adds Gupta.

Ashoka University is dedicated to helping India and the Global South navigate this path to ‘net-zero’ in fair and equal manners. This will necessitate advances in the realms of technology, commerce and governance. With the help of top-tier academics and professionals in the natural and social sciences, ACPET will carry out this plan and conduct ground-breaking research.

There will be three research areas within ACPET- a) De-carbonization, locating short and medium-term potential to de-carbonize India’s economy, such as the development of new industrial capacity. b) Net-zero Energy Future, which establishesa goal in keeping with India’s vision and the Lifestyle for Environment (LiFE) principles. c) Energy Finance, which will determine strategies for investment in Indian economic sectors.

“Ashoka University’s dedication to multidisciplinary research and innovation is demonstrated by the creation of the ACPET. It can collaborate, gain a greater comprehension of the economic, social, and political ramifications of the energy transition, and work toward holistic and efficient solutions. It will serve as a ‘go-to’ knowledge hub for excellent practices that our society may implement in the coming time,” concludes Pranav Guptaof Ashoka University.

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