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      Barriers to and Opportunities for Light-Duty Vehicle Electrification in India: Insights From a Survey of Experts
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      Barriers to and Opportunities for Light-Duty Vehicle Electrification in India: Insights From a Survey of Experts

      Rubal Dua, Scott Hardman, Yagyavalk Bhatt, Dimpy Suneja

      According to the World Health Organization, India has the world’s worst air quality. Among other factors, vehicular pollution from the increasing stock of passenger vehicles has contributed to India’s deteriorating air quality. This increasing stock is also a factor in India…

      Rubal Dua Dua, Rubal
      Scott Hardman Scott Hardman
      Yagyavalk Bhatt Bhatt, Yagyavalk
      Dimpy Suneja Suneja, Dimpy
      5th October 2021
      India’s Political Ambition of Implementing Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Targets
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      India’s Political Ambition of Implementing Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Targets

      Yagyavalk Bhatt, Rubal Dua

      The Indian transportation sector is going through a massive transition, especially the light-duty vehicle (LDV) sector. Policymakers consider the electrification of road transport to be one of the ways of solving India’s triple problem of increasing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions,…

      Yagyavalk Bhatt Bhatt, Yagyavalk
      Rubal Dua Dua, Rubal
      26th April 2021
      What Policy Levers Could Address Indiaʼs Automobile-Related Externalities?
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      What Policy Levers Could Address Indiaʼs Automobile-Related Externalities?

      Rubal Dua, Yagyavalk Bhatt, Dimpy Suneja

        The Indian government has shown a growing recognition of the need for policy instruments aimed at addressing increasing air pollution, oil imports, and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with India’s light-duty vehicle (LDV) sector. Based on the findings of…

      Rubal Dua Dua, Rubal
      Yagyavalk Bhatt Bhatt, Yagyavalk
      Dimpy Suneja Suneja, Dimpy
      12th April 2021
      Share of Road Transport and the Consumption of Diesel and Petrol in India
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      Share of Road Transport and the Consumption of Diesel and Petrol in India

      Yagyavalk Bhatt

      As of 2015, India had approximately 230 million registered vehicles. Over 70% of India’s registered vehicles are two-wheelers. In 2013, India had 132.55 million registered two-wheelers and 25 million registered cars. According to India’s Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas,…

      Yagyavalk Bhatt Bhatt, Yagyavalk
      6th January 2021
      A Cost-Effective Pathway to a Low-Emissions Transportation Future

      A Cost-Effective Pathway to a Low-Emissions Transportation Future

      T20

      This policy brief seeks to lay out a cost-effective transition pathway to a low-emissions transportation future. It highlights the effectiveness of technology-neutral frameworks that are focused on fuel economy improvements in the light- and heavy-duty vehicle sectors. It also provides…

      Rubal Dua, Omar Al Harbi, Yagyavalk Bhatt, Tamara Sheldon, Puneet Kamboj, Geetika Dang, Anushree Majumdar, Gabriel Collins

      2020
      The Impact of the Coronavirus Lockdown on the Electricity Sectors in Saudi Arabia and India

      The Impact of the Coronavirus Lockdown on the Electricity Sectors in Saudi Arabia and India

      Yagyavalk Bhatt, Anushree Majumdar, Nora Nezamuddin

      Currently, an estimated third of the global population is under some form of government-imposed lockdown measure aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19. These lockdown measures have had various negative economic effects and could decrease electricity demand (Business Insider 2020).…

      Yagyavalk Bhatt Bhatt, Yagyavalk
      Anushree Majumdar Majumdar, Anushree
      Nora Nezamuddin Nezamuddin, Nora
      5th July 2020
      India’s Crude Oil Imports From the Middle East
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      India’s Crude Oil Imports From the Middle East

      Yagyavalk Bhatt

      India’s oil imports have risen significantly since the 1990s, when it imported fewer than one million barrels of oil per day.

      Yagyavalk Bhatt Bhatt, Yagyavalk
      11th February 2020
      India’s Rising Imports of LNG
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      India’s Rising Imports of LNG

      Yagyavalk Bhatt

      In 2017, India imported 20 million metric tons (MMmt) of liquefied natural gas (LNG), making it the world’s fourth-largest importer behind Japan, China and South Korea.

      Yagyavalk Bhatt Bhatt, Yagyavalk
      15th December 2019
      India’s Transport CO2 Emissions and Value Added Contribution
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      India’s Transport CO2 Emissions and Value Added Contribution

      Yagyavalk Bhatt

      India is one of the largest economies in the world and, consequently, holds an important position in global climate politics. According to India’s Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, the country has some 230 million vehicles. This insight sheds light…

      Yagyavalk Bhatt Bhatt, Yagyavalk
      5th December 2019
      India’s Automotive Fuel Policies: Evolution and Challenges
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      India’s Automotive Fuel Policies: Evolution and Challenges

      Yagyavalk Bhatt, Jitendra Roychoudhury

      India, like many other countries, is seeking to diversify its automotive fuel mix away from conventional petroleum fuels to alternate, cleaner fuels. The primary reasons for its diversification are energy security and public health due to harmful emissions from automotive…

      Yagyavalk Bhatt Bhatt, Yagyavalk
      Jitendra Roychoudhury Roychoudhury, Jitendra
      6th November 2019
      Political Feasibility of Enhancing India’s Midcentury Target for Emissions Intensity

      Political Feasibility of Enhancing India’s Midcentury Target for Emissions Intensity

      AlJawhara Al Quayid, Nourah Al Hosain, Yagyavalk Bhatt, Paul Mollet

      India’s greenhouse gas emissions have grown along with its rapid economic growth, making it the world’s third-largest emitter after China and the United States. Under the Paris Agreement, India has committed to reduce its emissions intensity relative to its GDP…

      AlJawhara Al Quayid Al Quayid, AlJawhara
      Nourah Al Hosain Al Hosain, Nourah
      Yagyavalk Bhatt Bhatt, Yagyavalk
      Paul Mollet Mollet, Paul
      18th September 2019
      India’s Increasing Imports of Crude Oil
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      India’s Increasing Imports of Crude Oil

      Yagyavalk Bhatt

      Surging global benchmark crude oil rates, tied with a depreciating Indian rupee against the United States dollar (US$) and India’s increasing dependence on crude oil imports, are likely to push India’s crude oil import bill higher. This insight sheds light…

      Yagyavalk Bhatt Bhatt, Yagyavalk
      18th September 2019
      India’s Oil Imports: Achilles’ Heel or Economic Javelin?

      India’s Oil Imports: Achilles’ Heel or Economic Javelin?

      Yagyavalk Bhatt, Paul Mollet, Jitendra Roychoudhury

      Presenting India’s 2019 budget on July 5, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman sketched out the Modi government’s vision of becoming a $5 trillion economy by 2024, almost doubling the country’s current gross domestic product (GDP) of $2.73 trillion. To achieve this…

      Yagyavalk Bhatt Bhatt, Yagyavalk
      Paul Mollet Mollet, Paul
      Jitendra Roychoudhury Roychoudhury, Jitendra
      21st August 2019
      Oman Electricity Sector: Features, Challenges and Opportunities for Market Integration
      Regional Energy Markets

      Oman Electricity Sector: Features, Challenges and Opportunities for Market Integration

      Shahid Hasan, Turki Alaqeel, Yagyavalk Bhatt, Abdullah Al-Badi, Mohammed Al-Badi

      This discussion paper is part of a KAPSARC research project initiated to develop insights that can facilitate the creation of a well-functioning integrated electricity market comprising the member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). The project identifies and examines…

      Shahid Hasan Hasan, Shahid
      Turki Alaqeel Alaqeel, Turki
      Yagyavalk Bhatt Bhatt, Yagyavalk
      Abdullah Al-Badi Abdullah Al-Badi
      Mohammed Al-Badi Mohammed Al-Badi
      29th May 2019
      The Impacts of Industrialization on Freight Movement in China
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      The Impacts of Industrialization on Freight Movement in China

      Dongmei Chen, Yagyavalk Bhatt

      China’s rapid economic growth has enabled the fast development of freight transport across the country. What might the impact of future economic growth be on freight movement in China? To answer this question, this paper establishes the link between key…

      Dongmei Chen Chen, Dongmei
      Yagyavalk Bhatt Bhatt, Yagyavalk
      9th May 2019
      Abu Dhabi Electricity Sector – Features, Challenges and Opportunities for Market Integration
      Regional Energy Markets

      Abu Dhabi Electricity Sector – Features, Challenges and Opportunities for Market Integration

      Shahid Hasan, Turki Alaqeel, Iqbal Adjali, Yagyavalk Bhatt

      The emirate of Abu Dhabi was the first in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to design and implement reforms aimed at moving away from a wholly government-owned vertically-integrated electricity market structure. From 1998, Abu Dhabi introduced several policy, legislative, structural…

      Shahid Hasan Hasan, Shahid
      Turki Alaqeel Alaqeel, Turki
      Iqbal Adjali Adjali, Iqbal
      Yagyavalk Bhatt Bhatt, Yagyavalk
      3rd March 2019