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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 fuels. At present, in India, diesel and gasoline are the most common automobile fuels. Increasing demand for these fuels could create serious concerns for the country’s national energy security and air quality. This paper analyzes the government of India’s past and present automotive fuel policy interventions, aimed at both mitigating harmful emissions
and addressing the growing concerns of energy security and rising crude oil imports.

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Yagyavalk Bhatt

Research Associate Yagyavalk is a research associate at KAPSARC. His research interests include analysis of energy policies, with a focus on alternative… Yagyavalk is a research associate at KAPSARC. His research interests include analysis of energy policies, with a focus on alternative fuels and their impact on energy security. He previously worked as a researcher, providing sustainable development and decentralized renewable energy system solutions to rural areas of north India. He holds a master’s degree in renewable energy engineering and management from TERI University, India.  

Expertise

  • Energy market
  • Renewable energy transition and climate finance

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Jitendra Roychoudhury

Research Fellow Jitendra is a research fellow in the Transport and Urban Infrastructure program. His ongoing research portfolio at KAPSARC covers various… Jitendra is a research fellow in the Transport and Urban Infrastructure program. His ongoing research portfolio at KAPSARC covers various issues related to economics, energy and freight, transport policy developments in India, and the impact of such policies on global 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 related to 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 postgraduate diploma in business management from Welingkar's Institute of Management, Mumbai.

Expertise

  • Energy Policy
  • Geopolitics
  • Coal and Alternative Solid Fuels and Hydrogen

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