Prof. Ashok Gadgil, who leads IECC’s work on Adaptation and Resilience, has been awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the highest honor for technological achievement conferred by the President of the United States.
Ashok Gadgil was named as the R&D Leader of the Year in the annual R&D 100 Awards program sponsored by R&D World Magzine!
Related Files Report PDF Date Published 08/2023 Authors Priyanka Mohanty, Emilia Chojkiewicz, Epica Mandal Sarkar, Rohit Laumas, Akash Saraf, Avanthika Satheesh, Nikit Abhyankar Abstract India has set an ambitious target to reach 500 GW of installed non-fossil energy capacity by 2030. However, increasing penetrations of renewables – mostly wind and solar – will require the […]
A recent study outlines a pathway for India to achieve energy independence, grounded in rapidly falling clean technology costs
India can construct solar and wind capacity + energy storage alongside existing coal plants, enabling the substitution of coal generation with power from nearby renewable energy sources.
Benefits include $2.5 tn in consumer savings, reducing fossil fuel import expenditure by 90%, enhancing industrial competitiveness globally, and enabling net-zero commitment, says Berkeley Lab report.
As the world’s most populous country and the third-largest energy consumer, India faces enormous challenges in meeting its energy needs sustainably. However, the country is making remarkable strides toward energy independence through the adoption of clean technology.
The research titled “Freight Trucks in India are Primed for Electrification” carried out by the Berkeley National Laboratory and UCLA last month said that India can create a thriving domestic electric vehicle industry over the next decade or so.
India’s 2030 goal of building 500 GW of clean power capacity will be the most economical pathway to meet the rising electricity demand and doing so will not compromise the reliability of the electric grid.