In the next two decades, India is expected to experience significant economic and population growth: it is expected to be home to approximately 1.5 billion people and will surpass China as the world's most populous country. And during that same period, India will add substantially to its physical assets including infrastructure, vehicles, industries and urban habitats. To accommodate this growth and meet its aggressive goals for poverty alleviation and human development, India needs to significantly increase its energy supply. At Shakti, we work to strengthen the energy security of the country by aiding the design and implementation of policies that encourage energy efficiency as well as renewable energy.
The Power programme
prioritises key cross-cutting policy
themes – investments in utility-led energy efficiency, mainstreaming renewable energy and energy access:
The Efficiency Efficiency programme works in support of the government’s National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE). It is predicted that NMEEE will help achieve total avoided capacity addition of 19,598 MW, attain fuel savings of 23 million tons per year, and reduce greenhouse gases by 98.55 million tons per year. The subsectors within this specific area are:
The Transport programme works to encourage urban, mass transport systems as well as fuel economy standards. Therefore the two important areas that Shakti focuses on, to provide policy support, are:
The Climate Policy programme seeks to promote India’s proactive engagement in finding solutions to climate change locally and globally. In addition, it also engages with the ClimateWorks Network on Non-CO2 climate forcers and is currently focusing on developing and implementing sector-specific strategies for reducing Non-CO2 forcer emissions in India.