About CSTEP

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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23.5%

was the share of RE in the total energy mix of India in 2020, with thermal power capacity accounting for 62.22%.

Sectors

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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Policy Insights

118

Journal Articles

107

Research Reports

Balancing development with climate action requires a good understanding of the interactions between sectors, natural resource systems, and environmental externalities. Our latest report, 'Sustainable Alternative Futures for India: Phase 3 & Phase 4' aims to provide such insights and help create scenarios for low-carbon development by using an interactive simulation tool.

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Landfills emit toxic gases, many of them carcinogenic, severely impacting air quality and human health.

- Dr Pratima Singh, Research Scientist, in Hindustan Times

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PHES: A Multi-functional and Cost-Effective Energy Storage System
Jul 29 2021

PHES: A Multi-functional and Cost-Effective Energy Storage System

PHES: A Multifunctional and Cost-Effective Energy Storage SystemHanumanth Raju GV

India has set some ambitious renewable energy (RE) targets for itself — 175 GW by 2022 and 450 GW by 2030. This assigns an important role to grid-scale energy storage systems (ESS) for enabling smooth integration of RE into the grid to assure stability and round-the-clock electricity supply to the downstream consumers.The prominent ESS include pumped-hydro energy storage (PHES), compr

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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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Aug 26, 2021

ICAS 2021: Clean Air for Healthy Living

Jul 30, 2021

The Role of Pumped-Hydro Storage in the Indian Grid

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