Amol Phadke

Amol Phadke
Energy/Environmental Policy Research Scientist/Engineer
(510) 486-6855

Dr. Amol Phadke is a Scientist, Lead of the India Research Program, and Deputy of the International Energy Analysis Department, Energy Analysis and Environmental Impacts Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. His research and technical support activities broadly focus on energy technology, economics, markets, and regulation. Currently, his work is focused on heavy-duty electric vehicles, energy in the India power sector, and appliance and equipment efficiency in several emerging economies. He currently leads LBNL’s support to a multi-country collaboration to accelerate appliance and equipment efficiency. He also leads LBNL’s collaboration with the Regulatory Assistance Project as a Global Best Practice Network on Power where most of LBNL’s efforts are focused on energy policies and programs in India.

Amol has published over 40 journal articles, research reports, and conference papers. His work has been featured in the Times of India, Economic Times, The Hindu, Nature Magazine, India and numerous other publications. Amol regularly advises the national government, utilities, and regulators in India on energy policies and programs. Prior to his employment at Berkeley Lab, Amol worked at the Prayas Energy Group and Tata Motors. Amol has a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Government College of Engineering, Pune, India, and a M.S. and Ph.D. from the Energy and Resources Group, from UC Berkeley.


Phadke, Amol A, Margaret McCall, and Deepak Rajagopal. "Reforming electricity rates to enable economically competitive electric trucking." Environmental Research Letters 14.12 (2019) 124047.
Rajagopal, Deepak, and Amol A Phadke. "Prioritizing electric miles over electric vehicles will deliver greater benefits at lower cost." Environmental Research Letters 14.9 (2019) 091001.
Bauer, Gordon S, Amol A Phadke, Jeffery B Greenblatt, and Deepak Rajagopal. "Electrifying urban ridesourcing fleets at no added cost through efficient use of charging infrastructure." Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies 105 (2019) 385 - 404.