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Energy Poverty and Global Justice Issues: Narasimha Rao, Yale

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This lecture is part of the Yale Energy Justice Speaker Series and will be led by Dr. Narasimha Rao, Yale University Professor of Energy Systems 

Dr. Narasimha D. Rao's research examines the relationship between energy systems, human development and climate change. He is the recipient of the European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant (2015-2019) for a project entitled Decent Living Energy -energy and emissions thresholds for providing decent living standards for all. His research interests also include investigating income inequality, infrastructure, and climate policy. His methods include household energy modeling, econometrics, input-output, and policy analysis. 
 
Dr. Rao is also a Senior Research Scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis. He received his PhD from Stanford University in Environment and Resources, Masters from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Electrical Engineering and Technology Policy, and A.B from Dartmouth College. 

Readings: 

Energy Progress Report on Sustainable Development Goal 7, 2021 https://trackingsdg7.esmap.org/data/files/download-documents/2021_tracking_sdg7_report.pdf 

Arto et. al, 2016, “The energy requirements of a developed world.” https://doi.org/10.1016/j.esd.2016.04.001 

Rao and Baer, 2012, “”Decent Living” Emissions: A Conceptual Framework,” https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/4/4/656

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