Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation (CET)

CET Lunch: Stories from the field: What Solar India tells us about our model of social life

Welcome to our hybrid CET Lunch seminar with Shayan Shokrgozar, PhD Candidate at CET.

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Our CET Lunches are hybrid.
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Our speaker will attend in person. Participants can sign up and tune in via stream, or turn up at CET where lunch will be served on a first-come, first-served basis.

Mitigating climate change—largely caused by the mobilization of fossil fuels—has grown into an international priority over the course of the past 3 decades. Yet, emissions continue to grow. While responses from nations across the globe remain varied, India increasingly seeks to brand itself as a leader in environmental protection. Some of this ambition is carried through ambitious solar energy targets.

Drawing on over three months of fieldwork in Rajasthan and Delhi, this talk brings together stories from non-conventional energy frontiers; sharing findings about the implications of solar plants, wind turbines, and associated infrastructure on habitat and the lived experiences of citizens. 


Shayan Shokrgozar is a Ph.D. fellow at the Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation (CET) at the University of Bergen. Their research draws from the disciplines/subdisciplines of political ecology, critical agrarian studies, and critical energy geography to understand what energy transitions entail for human and other-than-human worlds. Shayan’s research is oriented towards alternative energy futures that prioritize the provision of decent living services for all within social and ecological limits