The Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) is one of India's leading think tanks, with a mission to enrich policymaking with innovative approaches using science and technology for a sustainable, secure and inclusive society.Read More
was the share of RE in the total energy mix of India in 2020, with thermal power capacity accounting for 62.22%.
CSTEP works in critical areas such as environment, energy and strategic materials to enable sustainable growth. We are also involved in cutting-edge research that incorporates Artificial Intelligence for social good and computational tools and modelling to provide solutions for complex developmental issues in India.
The low efficiency of solar power systems can be a dampener while harnessing solar energy. In an Opinion Piece in Solar Quarter, Jaymin Gajjar writes that investing in innovative solar panels and solar tracking systems can pay rich dividends.Read More
Our study shows that if the Government continues with its current policies and focuses on meeting developmental goals by 2030, it would result in an increase in the share of non-fossil fuel capacity to 57 per cent, mainly due to the declining costs of renewables.- Dr Jai Asundi, Executive Director in The Economic Times
"CSTEP has been by far, one of our best investments in India. CSTEP marries very well the policy needs with the capacity to provide top-level advice."- Leonardo Lacerda, Director-Environment, Oak Foundation
"Two key values I have witnessed at CSTEP are integrity and humility, because of which they have managed to build very good long-term relationships."- Dr Samar Verma, Former Programme Manager, IDRC
"CSTEP is a good and trustworthy partner. They understand the multi-faceted and interconnected challenges that we face and have used their abilities in economics, science and IT to inform the policy world in which we work together."- Krishan Dhawan, Former CEO, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation
“I would like to congratulate CSTEP for completing the source apportionment and emission inventory study for Bengaluru. I would also like to thank Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation and Bloomberg Philanthropies for funding this important study. Results and interventions suggested by CSTEP will be important to frame targeted control measures that can be implemented in a phased manner so that Bengaluru city can be removed from the non-attainment category framed by NCAP. I request CSTEP to help us with the financial estimate of the control measures, considering the resource availability.”- Shri Vijaykumar Gogi, IFS, Former Chairman, Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB)
NITI Aayog's 'Roadmap for Ethanol Blending in India 2020-25' cites insights from CSTEP's SAFARI model.