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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To encourage the uptake of electric vehicles, we need to create a favourable environment. Senior Research Analyst Trupti Deshpande writes on what it takes to install charging points at residential complexes.

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AI’s role in the power sector is evolving from supporting point solutions to large-scale distributed solutions, supporting a multi-actor ecosystem of energy markets, smart grids, and distributed generation and storage capabilities.

- Surbhi Sinha, Technology Advisor (AI & Digital Lab), in Solar Quarter

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Healing the Ozone Hole
Sep 16 2021

Healing the Ozone Hole

By Merlin Francis

In January this year, the massive ozone hole over Antarctica closed completely. The milestone meteorological event occurred for the first time in 40 years since scientists began monitoring the ozone hole, and 34 years since the signing of the Montreal Protocol.This may give us reason to celebrate the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer or World Ozone Day on a high. How

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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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Financially Solvent Utilities for Improved Energy Access

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ICAS 2021: Clean Air for Healthy Living

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