In this episode I will be speaking with Arunabha Ghosh, the founder and CEO of the Council on Energy Environment and Water (CEEW), which has been anointed as South Asia’s leading energy and environment think-tank. Dr. Ghosh was also instrumental in the formulation of the International Solar Alliance and Clean Energy Access network, and in this episode, Dr. Ghosh discusses his beliefs on how the US can help partner with India for the global development of renewable energy. Dr. Ghosh also touches upon his belief on how to attract long-term debt financing to the rural energy market and what the future energy landscape looks like. Hope you enjoy my conversation with Dr. Ghosh!
Topics covered in this podcast:
[2:00] How has the book Meditations by Marcus Aurelius helped Dr. Ghosh in his journey?
[5:30] What are some of his self-reflection practices?
[7:26] What were the objectives of the Clean Energy Access Network?
[09:02] How did the process came about to help organize all the companies across rural India?
[15:15] The role of the intermediator as an aggregator and how to attract financing into the rural energy sector
[21:21] What role can the US play in partnering with India specifically in the renewable energy space?