Indo-US Scientific and Technological Consortium in Energy Sector: A Public Policy Perspective.

Tuesday, 17 July 2018: 09:15
Oral Presentation
Manoj JENA, Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi, India, Department of Sociology, Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi, India
Contemporary public policy debates on energy security are characterized by an intense focus on questions regarding access to resources and associated geopolitical and geo-economic challenges. Energy issues are highly significant for sustainable growth and development for the entire globe. The relationship between Science, Technology particularly energy technologies and our social life has traditionally been dynamic. In the global as well as local level energy has become an important political, economic and environmental issue. Certainly the study on interaction between technology and environment has received considerable attention from scholars around the world specifically concerns about energy utilization and its environmental impacts. Climate change and other environmental concerns associated with energy production and consumption are crucial issues for both Physical and Social Scientists. The social dimension of energy production, consumption and its impact in terms of social change is critical questions in our contemporary social order. In this context the paper specifically focusses on the issue of Energy security, particularly the Indo-US Scientific and technology consortium in Energy sector particularly in Partnership to Advance Clean Energy in India. Secondly this paper will explore the political, social, economic and ecological impact of energy technology particularly to barriers, challenges and opportunities for the deployment of renewable energy. Finally it will further more look over the public acceptance and resistance of new energy technology specifically focusing on impact of climate change communication and popularisation of renewable energy utility.