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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Our policy brief, 'Roadmap for KPCL', suggests ways in which the state-run power generating company can contribute to the state's renewable mix. The study also identifies revenue opportunities for Karnataka Power Corporation Limited's (KPCL's) ageing power plants. 

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Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investments are difficult to assess. While shareholder values, profits, and dividends are all numbers that can be comprehended easily, an ESG investment is an ecological commitment that goes beyond pure math. 

- Abhishek Nath, Sector Head, Energy and Power

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Ocean’s Best
Jun 08 2021

Ocean’s Best

By Sreerekha Pillai

The sinking of a chemical-laden ship off Sri Lankan coast this week, setting plastic afloat and with chances of a possible oil spill, could turn out to be one of the worst marine disasters in our backyard. Climate change, pollution, oil and gas extraction, coastal construction, and overfishing are damaging the oceans, which cover 70 per cent of the earth and constitute 94 per cent of life o

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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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