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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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.

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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

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Looking at Sectoral Interdependencies
Oct 21 2021

Looking at Sectoral Interdependencies

This article is the second and final one in the Risk Watch series of blogs, which examine the lacunae of the current ways of assessing climate risks

By Kritika Adesh Gadpayle & Tashina Madappa Cheranda.Previously on Risk WatchRisk, in the context of climate change, is a function of three factors — hazards, exposure, and vulnerability. Global practitioners carry out either hazard mapping or vulnerability assessments and often term the outputs of these assessments as ‘risk’, which does not align with the Intergovernmental P

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NITI Aayog's 'Roadmap for Ethanol Blending in India 2020-25' cites insights from CSTEP's SAFARI model. 

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ClimathonBLR 2021

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Hydropower in India

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