I’m delighted to announce that I’m going to be interviewing Dr. Raj Pachauri during his upcoming trip to the U.S., in preparation for my next book, Renewable Energy — Following the Money. For those who may be unfamiliar with Dr. Pachauri, below is an excerpt from the website of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). Thanks to my friend and 2GreenEnergy “Associate” Vijay Rochlani for suggesting the idea, and arranging the meeting. I’m really looking forward to this one.
Dr Rajendra K Pachauri assumed his current responsibilities as the Chief Executive of TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute) in 1982, first as Director and, since April 2001, as Director-General. TERI does original research and provides knowledge in the areas of energy, environment, forestry, biotechnology, and the conservation of natural resources to governments, institutions, and corporate organizations worldwide. Since August 1998 he has also been Chancellor,TERIUniversity. In April 2002, Dr Pachauri was elected the Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, established by the World Meteorological Organization and the United Nations Environment Programme in 1988 (Re-elected in September 2008). IPCC along with former Vice President Al Gore has been awarded the “Nobel Peace Prize” for the year 2007. He was the Founding Director of the Yale Climate and Energy Institute (YCEI) from July 2009 till June 2012 following which he has been appointed as Senior Adviser to YCEI. He has been active in several international forums dealing with the subject of climate change and its policy dimensions.