Launch of the report on energy transitions to achieve India’s net-zero targets

The report attempts to answer key questions related to India’s energy trajectory such as how much energy India needs to achieve the high value of the Human Development Index (HDI).

Launch of the report on energy transitions to achieve India’s net-zero targets

A meeting was held for the launch of the report titled “Synchronizing Energy Transitions Towards Possible Net-Zero for India: Affordable and Clean Energy for All” prepared by IIM Ahmedabad as part of a study project that was sanctioned in November 2021 by the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India with part-funding (one-third) from Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL).

The report was launched by Prof. Ajay Kumar Sood, Principal Scientific Adviser (PSA) to the Government of India in presence of dignitaries Dr. V. K. Saraswat, Member, NITI Aayog; Dr. A. K. Mohanty, Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) and Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission (AEC); Shri P. A. Suresh Babu, Distinguished Scientist and Director (HR), NPCIL who joined on behalf of CMD, NPCIL; Dr. (Mrs.) Parvinder Maini, Scientific Secretary, Office of PSA. Dr. Anil Kakodkar, Chancellor, of Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI) and former Chairman, AEC was the Guest of Honour and he had joined the meeting online.

 

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The report attempts to answer key questions related to India’s energy trajectory such as how much energy India needs to achieve the high value of the Human Development Index (HDI); what are pathways to achieve this; what the energy mix projections for this until 2070 (our declared net-zero target year); what would be the cost of electricity to the end user; what would be the carbon emissions until 2070; what would be the investments required for energy transitions towards net-zero at 2070; estimation of other challenges and opportunities (RE integration, the requirement of critical minerals, Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage (CCUS), natural gas, ethanol, hydrogen) in energy transitions towards achieving net-zero in 2070.

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