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This paper investigates research misconduct, in particular, the issue of unethical authorship by discussing a plausible case detected via the academic database, Scopus.
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This paper investigates the distribution of HDI, energy use, energy access, emissions and income (or expenditure) in India using the Indian Human Development Surveys (2005 and 2012) for energy use, income and human welfare data and the EORA multi-regional input output tables for the sectoral intensities.
Working paper at SSRN

This paper develops a simple but robust model of current and future energy consumption. The model allows mapping energy consumption globally for different classes of energy use, quantifying current and future imbalances in the distribution of energy consumption. Our results indicate that an encompassing energy poverty eradication policy to be met by 2030 would increase global final energy consumption by about 7% (roughly 20EJ).
Energy Economics 40 S67-S73

This paper presents a framework for allocating a global carbon reduction target among nations, in which the concept of "common but differentiated responsibilities" refers to the emissions of individuals instead of nations. We use the income distribution of a country to estimate how its fossil fuel CO₂ emissions are distributed among its citizens, from which we build up a global CO₂ distribution. We then propose a simple rule to derive a universal cap on global individual emissions and find corresponding limits on national aggregate emissions from this cap.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106 (29) 11884-11888

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Link to working paper (pdf) Update: On 4th October, 2017, I joined the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment, Bangalore, as a Fellow in the Climate Change Mitigation and Development Programme in the Centre for Environment and Development. Figure 1: Publication history of BARC and IGCAR directors (post 1970) as tracked by Scopus. Note the exceptional publication record of Baldev Raj when compared to all BARC and IGCAR directors post 1970 tracked by Scopus.



Detecting plausible unethical authorship using academic databases

This project is a study of various forms of research misconduct and makes use of academic databases like Scopus to investigate possible cases of unethical authorship.

Expert elicitation on India's renewable future

This is a study of the relation between income, HDI, energy use, energy access and greenhouse gas emissions.

Future of the Indian electricity distribution company (DISCOM)

We build a model of the electric utility or electric distribution company (DISCOM) to evaluate the impact of renewables on its business model

Global distribution of HDI

This project estimates the global distribution of income, energy, greenhouse gas emissions, and HDI and its component indices at the sub-national level.

India's demographic transition

This is a study of the rapid demographic transition and declining fertilityrates in India

India's high emitters

We estimate the socioeconomic composition, energy use, emissions and income of India’s to decile

Integrated assessment model for the 1.5° scenario

This study investigates the feasibility of the 1.5° scenario with and without the option of negative emissions technologies

Renewables integration in the Indian electricity grid

A model of the Indian electricity grid at a spatial resolution of five grids and a temporal resolution of an hour is being developed to model variability, intermittency, operational and policy challenges of high renewables penetration.

Residential electricity demand in India

A residential electricity demand model with sufficient detail to capture climatic and socioeconomic detail in order to model future residential demand and potential for demand response and distributed generation.

Distribution of HDI, energy, emissions and income in India

This is a study of the relation between income, HDI, energy use, energy access and greenhouse gas emissions in India.

Research Group

Sashikiran C.: PhD student working on Residential electricity demand in India.

Vijay C.S.: PhD student working on Renewables Integration in the Indian electricity grid.

Santosh Noubade: Research assistant working on Future of the Indian electricity distribution company (DISCOM).


Programming for data analysis and modelling, 2014-15: Introduction to Python, data analysis and statistics.

Energy Systems: Technology and Policy, 2015-16: An introductory course on energy systems, climate change and policy for PhD students (co-taught with Dr. Gopi Rethinaraj, NIAS).


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