Bhaskar Natarajan

Bhaskar Natarajan has over twenty-five years of experience in areas related to clean energy, energy efficiency and sustainable development. Bhaskar has managed large programs, working with donor agencies to scope out program goals, and working with multiple stakeholders to deliver results.

Bhaskar has worked on projects, supported by World Bank, USAID, ADB, UNDP, CIDA, and DFID among others, and has been a part of several official government and industry committees of energy and environment.

Bhaskar has worked with the Institute of Sustainable Communities (2017-2019), was Deputy Chief of USAID PACE-D Project (2014-2017) and was the Managing Director of C-Quest Capital Green Ventures Private Limited, a subsidiary of C-Quest Capital Inc.

Prior to this, Bhaskar was the Country Coordinator USAID Eco-Asia Clean Development and Climate Program (January 2008- August 2009), a multi-country program on clean energy, managed by USAID RDMA office, Bangkok.

Bhaskar also worked as Senior Program Manager, India Canada Environment Facility (April 1998- January 2008). ICEF was a bilateral program of Government of India and Canada, managed through the Canadian High Commission, New Delhi. Bhaskar managed several projects ranging from Can$ 500,000- 1,000,000 over this period.

Bhaskar was the Director, Energy Management Centre, Ministry of Power, Government of India (June 1994- March 1998). As the national agency for energy efficiency in India, EMC launched several programs for energy efficiency.

Bhaskar has written extensively in national and international publications and is the co-author of ‘Renewable Energy, A Policy Analysis for India’, Tata McGraw Hill, Delhi, 2000

Bhaskar was Contributing Lead Author for the chapters on Technology Transfer, as a part of the Special Report on Methodological and Technological Issues in Technology Transfer, for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.