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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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.



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Green infrastructure, which can lend a healing touch to our physical and mental well-being, should be integrated into urban planning, write Research Analyst Trupti Deshpande and Research Scientist Anantha Lakshmi Paladugula in an article in The Wire

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With the Government's thrust on renewables, we will be witnessing an increase in RE power plants. Land parcels to set up new plants have to be chosen carefully to avoid socio-ecological conflicts. To avoid faulty land siting, we have collaborated with other organisations to develop a first-of-its-kind decision-support tool.

- Gautham Molleti, Research Engineer

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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 will be a 'Knowledge Partner' for Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM) for projects of importance at both national and state levels.

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May 26, 2021

Webinar—Rooftop Solar: A Catalyst for Achieving Net-Zero Emissions

Apr 19, 2021

Sad Demise: Dr Rangachari Krishnan, Former Chief Advisor to CSTEP

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