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Pune: Energy Transition in India

posted Feb 22, 2014, 8:27 AM by Shiv Hastawala   [ updated Feb 22, 2014, 8:38 AM ]
Hi there

For all those who live in Pune or would be available in the city on the 1st of March 2014, there is a round table being organized by Centre for Environment Education to discuss 'Energy Transition in India. It would be an interesting event to attend.

The quoted text from CEE can be found below in Italics:

Heinrich Boell Foundation and CEE invite you to a Roundtable Discussion on Energy Transition in India? Exploring the German Energiewende          


Venue: YASHADA, Near University Circle, Baner Road, Pune - 411 007

Date: 1 March 2014


Energiewende (German for 'energy transition') is currently one of the most ambitious concepts for transforming a country's energy system from a fossil fuel basis towards renewable sources. Germany has over the past years designed policies on the reduction of fossil fuel use, climate protection, a phase-out of nuclear power and the scale-up of renewable energies for a sustainable development of its energy regime. The final goal is the full electricity shift towards renewable energy sources supported by energy efficiency while ensuring energy security for the economy, creating green jobs and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.


Heinrich Boell Foundation (HBF) and Centre for Environment Education (CEE) invite you to a round table discussion with different stakeholders on the various technology options and policy measures for renewable energy and energy efficiency as well as their implications in India. These roundtable discussions will take place in Kolkata, Bangalore, Pune, Ahmedabad and Delhi. 


The discussion in Pune is focused on ‘Renewables-based decentralized energy systems - role in India's Energy Transition, and the need for community engagement, capacity building and education’.


We look forward to your presence at this discussion.


Tentative Agenda


Tea and Registration

10.00 - 10.15 

Welcome and introductions

10.15 - 11.00

Understanding the Energiewende concept


By Rebecca Bertram, Heinrich Boell Foundation

11.00 – 11.30


11.30 – 13.30

Energiewende for India? - ‘Renewables-based decentralized energy systems - Role in India's Energy Transition, and the need for community engagement, capacity building and education’

·         Potential of decentralized energy planning and off-grid / grid assisted systems

·         Social and environmental considerations

·         Policy environment  and technical considerations

·         Implications for community engagement, capacity building and education’




Open Space Session


Conclusions and Closing


Please do confirm your presence, as this would help us make logistics arrangements. 



Sanskriti Menon
Programme Director
CEE Central Regional Cell and CEE Urban
Centre for Environment Education
A 10 Garden Estate, 167/1 Nagras Road
Aundh, Pune 411007, India
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