• Focus Area Future of Transport and Fuel Demand Future of Transport and Fuel Demand
  • Type Commentary
  • Date 3 August 2023
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Abstract

The circular carbon economy (CCE) concept is an extension of the idea of a circular economy, focusing on energy and carbon flows while implicitly retaining the circular economy’s material, energy, water, and economic flows. The goal of the CCE framework is to achieve a carbon balance or net-zero emissions in the second half of the twenty-first century; as such, the circularity of material flows is secondary to the circularity of carbon flows when they are in conflict. This commentary focuses on the carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) components of the CCE framework, highlighting the relevance of the framework in the context of India.

Authors

Yagyavalk Bhatt

Research Lead Yagyavalk Bhatt is an energy professional with more than seven years of experience in the transportation and electricity domain. Yagyavalk…

Yagyavalk Bhatt is an energy professional with more than seven years of experience in the transportation and electricity domain. Yagyavalk leads “The Role of Clean Energy Policies: Trends in India’s Transport Sector” project, aimed at estimating India’s transport energy demand and potential impact on crude oil supply chain.

His expertise covers energy policy, energy economics, transport modeling, the impact analysis of transport policies, emerging economies energy transition, renewable energy, and cost-benefit analysis of the transport and electricity sector. He has authored and contributed to numerous research papers and studies related to the transportation and electricity sector.

 

Expertise

  • Policy Analysis
  • Transport Demand Modeling
  • Sustainable Transport
  • Clean Energy Transition
  • Renewable Energy
  • Climate Change

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Puneet Kamboj

Associate Puneet is an Associate in the Climate and Sustainability program. Currently, he is working on scenario analysis and deep decarbonization… Puneet is an Associate in the Climate and Sustainability program. Currently, he is working on scenario analysis and deep decarbonization pathways under the Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Partnership (CAMP) project at KAPSARC. Before joining KAPSARC, he worked with Council on Energy, Environment and Water in India where he co-developed the tailored version of Global Change Analysis Model for India (GCAM-India). Prior to CEEW, he has worked with Brookings Institution (India Center) where he co-edited an anthology on the coal sector in India. Across the 18 chapters, drawing from leading experts in the field, the book examines all aspects of coal’s future in India. He has a rich portfolio of published papers, policy briefs and reports. As an independent scholar, he has been writing for the G20, and leading national newspapers. Puneet holds a Master of Technology in renewable energy from TERI University, New Delhi.

Expertise

  • Integrated Assessment Modelling
  • Climate Change Mitigation
  • Coal Transitions and Transport Economics

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Jitendra Roychoudhury

Principal Fellow Jitendra Roychoudhury is a Principal Fellow in the Utilities and Renewables program. His ongoing research portfolio at KAPSARC covers various… Jitendra Roychoudhury is a Principal Fellow in the Utilities and Renewables program. His ongoing research portfolio at KAPSARC covers various global and regional economic, energy, and geopolitical issues, policy developments, and the impact of such policies on international energy markets. Before joining KAPSARC, Jitendra was Director and Chief Consultant at HDR Salva, India. He has worked extensively as a commodity consultant within India’s energy and infrastructure sectors, advising on developing commodity market entry strategies. He has authored and contributed to numerous consulting studies on coal and coal policy in India, Indonesia, and China. Jitendra has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pune, India, and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Management from Welingkar’s Institute of Management, Mumbai.

Expertise

  • Energy policy
  • Energy markets
  • Electricity markets
  • Commodity markets
  • Cross-border electricity trading
  • Geopolitics of energy and commodity trading
  • Coal and alternative solid fuels
  • Hydrogen
  • Critical minerals
  • Supply and value chains
  • Geothermal energy

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