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.Read More
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.
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.Read More
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
"CSTEP has been by far, one of our best investments in India. CSTEP marries very well the policy needs with the capacity to provide top-level advice."- Leonardo Lacerda, Director-Environment, Oak Foundation
"Two key values I have witnessed at CSTEP are integrity and humility, because of which they have managed to build very good long-term relationships."- Dr Samar Verma, Former Programme Manager, IDRC
"CSTEP is a good and trustworthy partner. They understand the multi-faceted and interconnected challenges that we face and have used their abilities in economics, science and IT to inform the policy world in which we work together."- Krishan Dhawan, Former CEO, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation
CSTEP will be a 'Knowledge Partner' for Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM) for projects of importance at both national and state levels.