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Towards Sustainable Energy and Environment Achieving Net Zero Emissions

Author Name: Shakti Kumar Pandey | Format: Paperback | Genre : Technology & Engineering | Other Details

The Book is intended to educate the reader on India’s past energy consumption trends, its future in terms of energy needs, sustainable options and challenges associated with it to achieve its ambitious goal of Net Zero emissions.
In initial chapters, It introduces Fossil Fuel and various studies done to estimate its impact on the environment including concepts like the Keeling Curve, Koya Identity, Kuzent Curve and initiatives of UNFCCC. It further addresses the India specific situation and the Energy Trilemma index – Security, Equity and Sustainability. 
It talks about alternative sources of energy like Solar, Wind, Biomass and Geothermal Energy and its perspectives. It talks about their potential in meeting India’s energy needs, their feasibility in terms of cost and other constraints and challenges associated with harnessing their full potential. 
It has dedicated chapters on Nuclear Energy and Hydrogen Energy as alternative sources. It has further deep dived into Hydrogen as an energy source and discussed in detail its technical and financial aspects of being used at scale. It also discusses the various studies and deliberation done by global agencies in this area, India’s National Hydrogen Energy Mission (NHEM) and whether this can play a major role in India’s energy sustainability.

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Shakti Kumar Pandey

The author is a former Executive Director of ONGC Ltd. and the Head of its Uran Industrial Plant in Navi Mumbai. He holds a post graduate degree in Chemical Engineering from IIT Kanpur and has experience of more than three and half decades in the energy sector.

Mr. Pandey is a domain expert and advisor in the field of gas processing and an invited speaker on the subject of energy and environment. He has been a Guest speaker at prestigious institutes like IIT BHU and has authored numerous articles which have been published in National and international journals.

The author is also a qualified independent director and a certified ESG Expert. He is based in Bangalore.