Nominated | Book Awards 2021 | English Non-fiction
The current global energy use, with its overwhelming dependence on fossil fuels, has taken global warming to dangerous levels. Climate change is already hitting us hard, through adverse effects on global food availability, biodiversity, rising sea levels and extreme weather events, such as hurricanes and floods. In the last decade, a major transformation-the transition to clean, affordable and sustainable energy from the sun and the wind-is beginning to address these challenges. Fossil Free provides a concise introduction to the challenges, realities and complexities of the global and local energy industry, as well as the trends and forces driving the energy transition. It explains how improved electricity infrastructure, decentralized smart grids, electric vehicles, energy storage and market design are already providing clear pathways for the transition towards green, efficient, affordable and secure renewable energy across the energy-use chain: extraction, conversion, transmission, distribution and end use. For over a decade, Sumant Sinha has had a ringside view of the energy scenario. Having founded and helmed India’s leading clean energy company, his understanding of the global energy landscape and climate change brings a unique, holistic perspective on energy. With Fossil Free, Sinha shares his vision for energy which is not only clean, but also practical and affordable.
Sumant Sinha is an entrepreneur in the clean energy sector. He founded ReNew Power ten years ago, and under his leadership the company has become India's leading clean energy company, supplying more than one per cent of India's total electricity and mitigating half a per cent of India's carbon emissions every year.
Before ReNew, Sumant had a varied corporate career, both in India and overseas. He studied at IIT Delhi, IIM Calcutta and Columbia University, USA. He works closely with various entities such as WEF, CII and the Climate Group on energy and environment issues. He is a role model for clean energy entrepreneurs and is a passionate advocate for climate change solutions.