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.November 6, 2019
Yagyavalk is a senior research analyst who has worked on developing the KAPSARC Renewable Energy Policy Atlas and the KAPSARC Energy Policy Database – Renewable Energy India. He has also worked as a research fellow with Himalayan environmental studies and conservation organization Uttrakhand, providing sustainable development and decentralized renewable energy system solutions to the rural sector of North India in association with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India. Yagyavalk also worked at IBM India Pvt. Limited as a software developer.
He is part of a volunteer team that provides sustainable development in remote villages of the Alaknanda watershed, Uttrakhand, India, and a team member of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps. Yagyavalk holds a bachelor of engineering degree in electronics and communication, and a master of technology degree in renewable energy engineering and management from TERI University, India.