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Deshmukh, R., Callaway, D., Phadke, A. (2021) “Least-cost targets and avoided fossil fuel capacity in India's pursuit of renewable energy,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol 134, pp 947-960

Deschenes, O., Deshmukh, R., Lea, D., Meng, K., Weber, P., Hernandez Cortes, D., Lee, R., Malloy, C., Mangin, T., Thivierge, V., Uppal, A., Clemence, M., Kordell, T., O'Reilly, E. (2020) "Synthesis Report: Carbon neutrality and California's transportation fossil fuel supply," University of California Santa Barbara and emLab, a report for the California Environmental Protection Agency.

Szinai, J., Deshmukh, R., Kammen, D., Jones, A. (2020) “Evaluating cross-sectoral impacts of climate change and adaptations on the energy-water nexus: A framework and California case study,” Environmental Research Letters

Deshmukh, R.*, Wu, G.C.*, Callaway, D., Phadke, A. (2019) “Geospatial and techno-economic analysis of wind and solar resources in India,” Renewable Energy, Vol 134, pp 947-960

Phadke, A., Abhyankar, N., Deshmukh, R., Szinai, J., Gopal, A. (2019), “Cost-effective decarbonization of Californias power sector by 2030 with the aid of battery storage,” Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Working Paper.

Deshmukh, R., Mileva, A., Wu, G. C. (2018) “Renewable energy alternatives to mega hydropower: A case study of Inga 3 dam for Southern Africa,” Environmental Research Letters, Vol 13, No. 6.

Wu, G.C.*, Deshmukh, R.*, Ndhlukula, K., Radojicic, T., Reilly, J., Phadke, A., Kammen, D.M., Callaway, D. (2017) “Strategic siting and grid interconnections key to low-carbon futures in African countries,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol 114, No. 15

Deshmukh, R., Mileva, A., Wu, G. C. (2017), “Renewable riches: How wind and solar could power DRC and South Africa,” International Rivers.

Palchak, D.*, Cochran, J.*, Deshmukh, R.*, Ehlen, A., Soonee, S., Narasimhan, S., Joshi, M., McBennett, B., Milligan, M., Sreedharan, P., ChernyaKhovskiy, I., Abhyankar, N. (2017), “Greening the grid: Pathways to integrate 175 gigawatts of renewable energy into Indias electric grid, Volume I National study,” Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, LBNL 2001012, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, NREL/TP-6A20-68530.

Deshmukh, R.*, Wu, G. C.*, Phadke, A. (2017), “Renewable energy zones for balancing siting trade-offs in India,” Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, LBNL 1007272.

Phadke, A., Abhyankar, N., Deshmukh, R. (2016), “Techno-Economic Assessment of Integrating 175GW of Renewable Energy into the Indian Grid by 2022,” Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, LBNL 1005800.

Wu, G.C.*, Deshmukh, R.*, Ndhlukula, K., Radojicic, T., Reilly, J. (2015), “Multi-criteria Analysis for Planning Renewable Energy (MapRE): Renewable Energy Zones for the Africa Clean Energy Corridor,” International Renewable Energy Agency and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab- oratory, LBNL 187271.

Deshmukh, R., Wu, G. C. (2015), “Designing Low Carbon Electricity Futures for African and Other Developing Economies,” International Rivers.

Deshmukh, R., Carvallo, J.P., Kammen, D., Shinde-Lounsbury, D., Schnitzer, D. (2014) “Micro- grid Deployment: From Project Development to Energy Access,” Boiling Point, Issue 63, pp 6-8.

Schnitzer, D., Shinde-Lounsbury, D., Carvallo, J.P., Deshmukh, R., Apt, J., Kammen, D. (2014), “Microgrids for Rural Electrification: A Critical Review of Best Practices based on Seven Case Studies,” United Nations Sustainable Energy for All.

Deshmukh, R., Jacobson, A., Chamberlin, C., Kammen, D. (2013), “Thermal Gasification or Direct Combustion? Comparison of Advanced Cogeneration Systems in the Sugarcane Industry,” Biomass and Bioenergy, Vol 55, pp 163-174.

Deshmukh, R., Carvallo, J.P., Gambhir, A. (2013), “Sustainable Development of Renewable Energy Mini-grids for Energy Access: A Framework for Policy Design,” Clean Energy Ministerial and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, LBNL 6222E.

Deshmukh, R., Bharvirkar, R., Gambhir, A., Phadke, A. (2012), “Changing Sunshine: Analysis the Dynamics of Solar Electricity Policies in the Global Context,” Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol 16, Issue 7, pp 5188-5198.

Hultman, N., Pulver, S., Guimaraes, L., Deshmukh, R., Kane, J. (2012), “Carbon market risks and rewards: Firm perceptions of CDM investment decisions in Brazil and India,” Energy Policy, Vol 40, pp 90-102.

Deshmukh, R., Gambhir, A., Sant, G. (2011), “Indias Solar Mission: Procurement and Auctions,” Economic & Political Weekly, Vol XLVI No 28.

Deshmukh, R., Gambhir, A., Sant, G. (2010), “Need to Realign Indias National Solar Mission,” Economic & Political Weekly, Vol XLV No 12.

(* authors contributed equally — co-first-authorship)