Marie – Hélène Zérah is a Ph.D. holder in Urban Studies from the Paris Institute of Urban Studies and a Senior Researcher with the Institute of Research for Development (Paris). She was the head of the urban dynamics research team in the Centre de Sciences Humaines of New Delhi between 2009 and 2013. She previously worked with the Water and Sanitation Program of the World Bank and the Suez Group. She was also involved in projects and consultancy for a number of organisations, including the European Union. She has worked extensively in the area of urban infrastructure, urban governance and urban democracy in Indian cities. Her recent research interests are focused on the role of small towns in the urbanisation process and the question of urban energy governance. She has published a book on the question of water access in Delhi and recently co-edited a book on the Right to the City in India.
Can a clean energy agenda take off in Delhi?
19 Mar 2014
Energy transition in cities, through energy conservation measures and increased reliance on renewable energy, has become a key focus of climate change policies. This column outlines the clean energy agenda of the power sector in Delhi, and discusses the endorsement of or resistance to the agenda by public institutions, power distribution companies and users of electricity.
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