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Maximum Energy Security Pathway (MESP)

In the IESS, 2047, a restricted interpretation of the term ‘Energy Security’ has been adopted to denote import dependence. With rising energy imports, Indian policy makers have targeted reduction in the same as an important policy objective. India imported nearly 31% of its total primary energy supply in the year 2011-12, and this number has further risen since. Therefore, the present energy exercise (IESS) is aimed at helping the policy makers in choosing policy interventions, in the light of scenarios of India’s import dependence in the coming decades. The MESP comprises of choices of those levels (out of 4 Levels) in different Demand and Supply sectors...Read more...

Maximum Clean and Renewable Energy Pathway (MCREP)

With increasing concerns about sustainability and climate change and India finalising its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions for the first time for discussion in the COP 21 summit, the importance of moving towards an economy which has renewable and clean sources of energy as its mainstay is increasingly being deliberated upon. India’s per capita Greenhouse Gas emissions stood at 1.7 tons of CO2 equivalent/ Capita in 2012, which is likely to rise. The present energy exercise (IESS) is aimed at helping the policy makers in choosing policy options, in the light of scenarios of India’s adoption of renewable energy and meeting its energy needs, in a sustainable manner.Read more...