Gireesh Shrimali

Director of India program at Climate Policy Initiative

Gireesh Shrimali is Director, Climate Policy Initiative (CPI), India; and a Fellow at the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance at Stanford University. Previously, he taught at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey; and at the Indian School of Business (ISB) at Hyderabad, where he helped found the CPI-ISB Energy and Environment Program in collaboration with CPI

His current research focus is on renewable energy policy and finance in developing countries – in particular, on analytical frameworks for identification of effective policies as well as on instruments for provision of low-cost, long-term capital. His previous work has included topics such as analysis of India’s solar policies; the impact of federal and state policies on the development and deployment of renewable energy in the U.S.; and business models for off-grid energy in developing countries.

He holds a PhD from Stanford University, an MS from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and a BTech from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi.

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