The role of energy in India is topic at Rice’s Baker Institute Aug. 25


Jeff Falk

The role of energy in India is topic at Rice’s Baker Institute Aug. 25

HOUSTON – (Aug. 10, 2017) – Suman Bery, the former chief economist at Royal Dutch Shell, will discuss India’s recent energy policy initiatives in the context of the larger forces shaping the country’s energy policy at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy Aug. 25.

Hosted by the Baker Institute’s Center for Energy Studies, the event is free and open to the public but registration is required.

Who: Suman Bery, Shell’s chief economist based in The Hague, Netherlands, until 2016. He is currently a nonresident fellow for Brussels-based think tank Bruegel as well as a senior fellow at the MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth.

What: An event titled “The Next Three Decades: Energy in India’s Transformation.”

When: Friday, Aug. 25, 8:30-10 a.m. (Breakfast will be served at 8.)

Where: Rice University, Baker Hall, Kelly International Conference Facility, 6100 Main St.

India’s growth over the next three decades will require a transformation of its energy system in the face of enormous global uncertainty related to energy supplies, prices and technologies, according to event organizers. Bery’s presentation will draw on his joint work with leading Delhi energy research institutions.

Prior to his position at Shell, Bery served as director general of the National Council of Applied Economic Research, one of India’s leading independent nonprofit policy research institutions.

The public must RSVP for the event at A live webcast will be available at the event page.

Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at or 713-348-6775.

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About Jeff Falk

Jeff Falk is associate director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.