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.

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is the share of Karnataka in the total installed renewable energy capacity in India.


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.



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Our latest report 'Climate Risk Profile for Power Sector in Karnataka' examines climate risks to infrastructure assets and investments in the power sector. It also lays out a roadmap for building infrastructure resilience to buffer the impact of extreme climate events. 

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Globally, there is consensus on the need to contain warming and fossil fuel use. At CSTEP, we model complex economic-energy-environment systems, to improve policy evidence for low-carbon transitions.

- Shweta Srinivasan, Research Scientist

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Power Markets in India
Mar 25 2021

Power Markets in India

By Vishu Mishra & Rishu Garg

CSTEP launched the Empower series of blog articles to simplify the power sector for non-technical readers. Through the series, we hope to explain how every step of the journey of electricity affects the consumers. In the first article, we introduced you to the many actors involved in this journey. The second article of the series explains the costs involved in electricity generation. The th

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CSTEP has signed an agreement with Karnataka State Pollution Control Board and Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike for the implementation of the National Clean Air Programme in Bengaluru.

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Apr 05, 2021

CSTEP Conducts Capacity Building Workshop for IoRs

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