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.
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.