Energy Policies for India’s Conversion to a Net-Zero Economy (EPIC)
India has set itself to a net-zero transition by 2070, and other milestones, along the way.
Against this backdrop, the Energy Policies for India’s Conversion to a Net-Zero Economy (EPIC) report addresses itself to one of the most complex challenges facing India today – defining the policy environment that would open up potential energy transition pathways for more fully achieving India’s stated Net Zero goals in a cost-effective, inclusive manner.
Much can be done to improve operational efficiencies across the energy system and to strengthen the many well-targeted reform initiatives already taken by the Government to facilitate the energy transition.
This report too has re-visited, and supported, such opportunities in a very select manner. However, it also recognizes the larger narrative in this transition which highlights the unprecedented state engagement and, therefore, the abundant caution that needs to be exercised to ensure that incentives are efficiently, and transparently, allocated and delivered. It also attempts to go beyond by identifying the opportunities to take a coherent policy approach across the many sources energizing India and the supporting institutional framework, while acknowledging the significant potential that exists to decouple energy consumption from economic growth.
To navigate the vast array of issues, the report is divided into eight chapters that capture a sizeable part of the economy from a demand and supply standpoint. This is followed by a chapter that captures the cross-sectoral needs and suggests recommendations.
This Publication draws upon a number of chapter submissions made under ACPET Project titled
“An Integrated Energy Policy Approach to India’s Net-Zero Commitments”
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