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.
The India Energy & Climate Center (IECC) at UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy leverages clean energy technology and policy expertise at the world’s top public university, Silicon Valley, and the state of California to catalyze the rapid transformation of energy systems that can deliver significant environmental, economic, and energy security benefits. Click to watch video.
Pathways to Atmanirbhar Bharat: Harnessing India’s Renewable Edge for Cost-Effective Energy Independence by 2047
Prime Minister Modi’s commitment to Atmanirbhar Bharat aims to make India energy independent by 2047. However, India currently imports 90% of its oil and 80% of industrial coal.
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.
Mandating the transport sector to shift to EVs will be a major step. The declining clean tech and battery costs should help in the transition.
India has demonstrated cost-effective renewable capacity deployment through innovative policy measures. Now it is time to build on this strong groundwork.