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Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) is a not-for-profit research organisation incorporated in 2005 u/s 25 of The Companies Act, 1956. As one of the largest Think Tank in South-East Asia, its mission is to enrich policy-making with innovative approaches using science and techno...

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Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) is a not-for-profit research organisation incorporated in 2005 u/s 25 of The Companies Act, 1956. As one of the largest Think Tank in South-East Asia, its mission is to enrich policy-making with innovative approaches using science and techno...

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Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) is a not-for-profit research organisation incorporated in 2005 u/s 25 of The Companies Act, 1956. As one of the largest Think Tank in South-East Asia, its mission is to enrich policy-making with innovative approaches using science and techno...

Dr. Krishnan S S

Dr. S.S. Krishnan holds a Ph.D. and a Master's in Computer and Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Prior to CSTEP, he worked with the Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University and has worked extensively on major collaborative projects with Indian and global entities i...

Saptak Ghosh

Saptak Ghosh is a Senior Research Engineer working with the Energy team at CSTEP. He has been working on projects concerning solar photovoltaics and integrated waste management frameworks for India. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from RV College of Enginee...

Workshop on Energy Modelling

Nihit Goyal (Senior Research Engineer) and Mohd. Sahil Ali (Research Economist) from CSTEP attended a workshop on Energy Modelling, organised by the Sustainable Growth Working Group of the US-India Energy Dialogue at the Planning Commission in New Delhi. Dr. Amit Kanudia and Nihit Goyal also present...

Workshop on Energy Data Management

Nihit Goyal (Senior Research Engineer) and Mohd. Sahil Ali (Research Economist) from CSTEP attended a workshop on Energy Data Management, organised by the Sustainable Growth Working Group of the US-India Energy Dialogue at the Planning Commission, New Delhi....

Talk on Low Carbon Growth

Dr S S Krishnan, Principal Investigator at the Center for Study of Science Technology and Policy (CSTEP) gave a talk on “National Initiatives and Low Carbon Growth Policy Options for India” at the 3rd Triennial International Workshop on Sustainable Energy for All: Transforming Commitment...

Workshop on Climate Change Mitigation

Shrimoyee Bhattacharya, Senior Reserach Engineer with CSTEP attended a round-table discussion that was organised by Public Affairs Center (PAC) and Institute of Financial Management and Research (IFMR) on "Climate Change Mitigation: Financing Low Carbon Growth at the State Level" held at H...

Workshop on Growth in a Carbon Constrained World

A workshop on Growth in a Carbon Constrained World was jointly organised by Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy and Public Affairs Centre (PAC) at Regency1, ITC Windsor.  The workshop was attended by Dr. Jean Lebel, President International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Cana...

Talk on Smart Growth in India

Don Carter, David Lewis Director of Urban Design and Regional Engagement of the Remaking Cities Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, USA delivered a talk on Smart Growth in India at CSTEP. THis presentation discussed global trends in urbanisation, lessons learned from the U.S. in sustainable devel...

Launch of the Karnataka Green Growth Strategy

The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah, launched the ‘Karnataka Green Growth Strategy’ report at the Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru, India on December 6, 2014. The event was presided over by the chairman of the Bangalore Climate Change Initiative—Karnataka (BCCI-K...

Launch of the Karnataka Green Growth Strategy

The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah, launched the ‘Karnataka Green Growth Strategy’ report at the Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru, India on 6 December, 2014. CSTEP is one of the contributing organisations of this report....

Stakeholder Roundtable with Ms. Frances Hooper, First Secretary Energy, Climate and Growth, UK

Dr. S.S. Krishnan (Principal Research Scientist) and Mohd. Sahil Ali (Senior Research Economist, CSTEP) attended a stakeholder roundtable discussion with Ms. Frances Hooper, First Secretary, Energy Climate and Growth organised by the British High Commission, Bangalore....

Sustainable Growth Working Group of India-US Energy Dialogue: Review Meeting

Dr. Gaurav Kapoor, Senior Research Scientist from CSTEP attended the Annual Review Meeting of the Sustainable Growth Working Group, organised by NITI Aayog, in association with USAID, Washington DC, September 17-18, 2015....

Training Workshop on ‘Implementation of Karnataka’s SAPCC: A Green Growth Approach’

Training Workshop on ‘Implementation of Karnataka’s SAPCC: A Green Growth Approach’, Bangalore, November 3, 2015....

Round Table on Harnessing Waste Heat for Power Generation in Karnataka

Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), in partnership with Karnataka Renewable Development Limited (KREDL), Center for Study of Science, Technology & Policy (CSTEP), and Bangalore Climate Change Initiative – Karnataka (BCCI-K) organised a Round Table on Harnessing Waste Heat for Power Gener...

The Final Report of the Expert Group on Low Carbon Strategies for Inclusive Growth

On a per capita basis, India is one of the lowest emitters of greenhouse gases in the world, yet it is threatened by the impact of global warming and climate change. The Expert Group on Low Carbon Strategies for Inclusive Growth has evolved a macro-model to fully elucidate the inter-sectoral implica...

India's Aspiration for Low CO2 growth

India's Aspiration for Low CO2 growth...

Climate change studies- Planning Commission

The threat of climate change is a serious global concern. India faces the twin challenges of adaptation and mitigation. As a country with many critical sectors and regions that are highly climate sensitive, there are significant costs associated with addressing the impacts of climate variability and...

Rare Earth Elements and Energy Critical Elements: A Roadmap and Strategy for India

An initiative was taken by Ministry of Mines to review the status of the availability of rare earths and energy-critical elements with regard to their status in exploration, extraction and processing technologies along with CSTEP. This report reviews India’s production, consumption and reserve...

Scenarios: Shaping India's future

India needs a new plan to accelerate more inclusive and sustainable, yet faster, growth. The plan must be a departure from old structures of thinking and planning. The need to substantially change both the content and the process of planning required the Planning Commission to apply innovations in t...

Indian Power Supply Position

India’s installed capacity, excluding captive power, allows for a modest per capita consumption. The generation is insufficient to meet the demand, resulting in an overall shortfall of both peak capacity and energy. There is a strong push towards increasing supply, with an aim of tripling capa...

Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act, 2010: A Primer for the British Nuclear Industries

The growth of nuclear power was constrained after India conducted its first Peaceful Nuclear Explosion (PNE) in 1974. Although India did not violate any treaty obligations of the Non Proliferation Treaty, sanctions and denials were imposed that resulted in its isolation from international trade in n...

Review of Urban Transport in India

On account of rapid motorisation of Indian cities, there is an increase in air pollution, road accidents, petroleum fuel consumption and severe congestion. Poor transportation has the potential to adversely impact the economic efficiency of our cities as well as the health and well-being of urban In...

Urban Transport Focus - Small and Medium Sized Cities

What should be the policy focus to arrest the negative impacts of motorisation that constrain the smooth growth of cities? ......

A Sustainable Development Framework for India’s Climate Policy: Interim Report

As a large developing country, India’s challenge is to meet its development aspirations in a carbon-constrained world. This study, undertaken by CSTEP, uses Sustainable Development (SD) as the overarching framework and aims at equitable access to energy, clean air and water, food, health and l...

Transitioning Towards a Green Economy in Karnataka

Karnataka envisions job-oriented, inclusive economic growth through sustainable industrialisation and accelerated urbanisation. These transitions are likely to increase the demand for resources and energy significantly. The achievement of this vision may be threatened by limits on resources and an a...

Nuclear Waste Management

Renewable sources of energy might seem to be a viable alternative for clean-power generation. However, their intermittency is an impediment. In this context, nuclear energy merits serious consideration. Public aversion exists due to its potential risks, past disasters and lack of suitable solutions ...

Re-assessment of India’s On-shore Wind Power Potential

Wind energy is an important contributor to the global power sector. India ranks fourth with installed wind power capacity of 26 GW. The sector has seen exponential growth adding 1.5–3 GW of power per annum. There are, however, multiple independent reassessment studies that peg wind power poten...

Implementation of SAPCC: A Green Growth Approach

There are continuing concerns over economic and environmental developments in many countries - some of these have intensified due to prolonged global energy, food and financial crises. In this context, “green economy” was proposed as a means for catalysing renewed national policy develop...

Nuclear Power in India: The Road Ahead

Nuclear Power has the potential for playing a major role in India’s quest for more power and is an important source of long-term energy security. The current nuclear capacity contributes 3% of the electricity. Future nuclear growth projections suggest the need for a dramatic growth in the comi...

Indian Rare Earth Industry: Need and Opportunity for Revival and Growth

Indian Rare Earth Industry: Need and Opportunity for Revival and Growth...

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

CSTEP's effort in Energy Efficiency and Sustainability is to provide options for improving energy efficiency and lowering CO2 emissions in several sectors of an economy. As part of the National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency under the Prime Minister’s National Action Plan for Clima...

NUCLEAR POWER

CSTEP focuses on technical, economic, regulatory and strategic aspects of nuclear power and its potential to meet India’s aspirations for energy security. The viability of India’s fast breeder program and the desirability of nuclear power in India’s future energy mix have been exam...

Solar Studies

CSTEP is engaged in exploring the opportunities and challenges that lie in the development of solar technologies towards providing energy security in the country. Since solar is relatively a new entrant to the energy sector in India, the challenges and opportunities with these technologies are yet t...

Energy Policy

CSTEP's work in Energy Policy has been focused on making energy planning and energy policies more sustainable, whether within the frame of energy security, low carbon development, green growth, or sustainable access. These issues are rigorously analysed from engineering, economic and social pers...

CLIMATE STUDIES

CSTEP through various projects is engaged in climate modelling, mitigation, and adaptation as part of its Climate Studies initiative. The research includes exploration of options for India’s low carbon energy growth as well as adaptation strategies. In recent work, CSTEP undertook the evaluati...

Climate Trends Green Growth Low Carbon and Climate Change Resilient Development for Karnataka

Launching of Project and Workshop on “Climate Trends, Green-Growth, Low-Carbon and Climate Change-Resilient Development for Karnataka” on February 23, 2013 ...

Launch of Reports on Green Growth Strategy for Karnataka

Launch of Reports on Green Growth Strategy for Karnataka on December 6, 2014 at Vidhan Soudha, Bangalore...

Roundtable on Harnessing Waste Heat Recovery in Karnataka

Round Table on Harnessing Waste Heat (WHR) for Power Generation in Karnataka, being organized by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), in partnership with Karnataka Renewable Development Limited (KREDL), Center for Study of Science, Technology & Policy (CSTEP), and Bangalore Climate Change I...

Growth in a Carbon Constrained World

Workshop on Growth in a Carbon Constrained World held on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at Regency 1, ITC Windsor...

Report titled Fuelling ‘Make in India’: Ethanol as India’s Octane Booster to Economic Growth launch event

Report titled Fuelling ‘Make in India’: Ethanol as India’s Octane Booster to Economic Growth launch event organised by PLR Chambers, New Delhi, for revamping the National Biofuel Policy on December 09, 2016....

Prof. Sudhir Chella Rajan

Prof. Sudhir Chella Rajan, Professor at IIT Madras delivered a talk on "Low Carbon Inclusive Growth in India: Options Beyond Tinkering" at CSTEP on September 05, 2014...

Katherine Batten Collin Green Mark Newton and Varghese Paul

Katherine Batten, USAID Global Climate Change Coordinator, Collin Green, Senior Climate Change Specialist, USAID, Mark Newton, Environment Officer, USAID INDIA and Varghese Paul, Senior Forestry Advisor, USAID INDIA visited CSTEP on March 06, 2014 to discuss India's low carbon growth strategies ...

Donald Carter

Donald Carter, Director, Remaking Cities Institute, Carnegie Melon University, gave a lecture on “Smart Growth in India”, on October 19, 2010 ...

Miki Smith and Heather Harms

Miki Smith, POC - South and Central Asia and Heather Harms, POC - Global Climate Change Initiative at the Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources and Bonnie Carlson, Program Communication Specialist, USAID visited CSTEP on November 11, 2014 to discuss CSTEP’s research in low carbon growth,...

An economic case for curbs on carbon growth

Sujatha Byravan and Anshu Bharadwaj, An economic case for curbs on carbon growth, The Hindu, November 28, 2014...

Karnataka becomes first state to have green growth strategy

Karnataka becomes first state to have green growth strategy, Business Standard, December 6, 2014...

CM Launches Karnataka’s Green Growth Strategy

CM Launches Karnataka’s Green Growth Strategy...