IAC Energy Workshop New Delhi, India, May 2006

The New Delhi Workshop – hosted by the Indian National Science Academy – paid in-depth attention to the complex energy situation (now and in the future) in the Indian subcontinent. Particular topics addressed were the conversion of biomass into liquid fuels for urban transport, the deployment of decentralized energy systems (including biomass-based ones), clean coal technology and carbon capture & sequestration, and the future use of nuclear power--costs, single vs. multiple fuel cycles, safety, and non-proliferation issues. The Workshop was chaired by Study Panel Member Robert Socolow.

May 19, 2006