Seeking Pathways
Through Dialogue

Facilitating engagement and knowledge sharing to identify the way forward for a net-zero emissions energy system for India.

Powering the Future
with Innovation

How we generate and consume energy will decide the future we are moving towards.

Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation is an enabler for clean energy and sustainability solutions. We work with policy makers, civil society, think tanks, academia and industry to identify and scale energy system interventions that will reduce GHG emissions to align with a net zero future and address the climate crisis.

Why Energy And Climate?

Energy and climate change are at the forefront of the many challenges being faced by India today. India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. At the core of this growth is the question of energy - more precisely our overall energy consumption and our reliance on fossil fuels - which has led to rising GHG emissions and a warming climate. The resulting impact on climate poses severe risks for India’s economy, ecosystems and human health.


Impact Stories

Indian Railways Adopts Form-Based Codes for Station Redevelopment

India’s rail network is a significant growth engine for our economy, and its expansion must be aligned with robust decarbonisation strategies. The Railways has embarked on an ambitious 100 per cent electrification…


The Puducherry Pathfinder:
Lighting a Sustainable Future for India

Nearly a decade ago, the potential for energy saving through an efficient lighting program in India was huge and untouched—over 50 billion kWh in annual savings, which could deliver financial savings of USD 250 billion to consumers…


A Collaborative Approach to Clean Cooling

With heat waves sweeping across Indian cities, the need for cooling solutions is more urgent than ever. India’s cooling demand is projected to grow...


India’s global leadership in solar

With the right investment and policy support, solar energy has the potential to boost economic development, empower millions of people and avert the climate crises...


Role of Local Leadership in attaining Sustainable Development Goals

Author: Anuradha Saigal & Divya Bawa

Published in special edition of Terra Green (TERI), Volume 16, February 2024 “The SDGs represent a global agenda; they require local action to achieve them.” Achievement of any of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will require concerted global efforts to achieve all of them. While international collaborations and national policies have crucial significance in this […]


Critical Minerals – These are India’s Initiatives to Strengthen the Value Chain and Future Opportunities

Author: Rishabh Jain Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), and Vivek Chandran, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation

Role of Building Material Industry in Achieving Low Carbon Growth

Author: Sakshi Nathani

Union Government Should Consider Inclusion of ZEVs as Part of Phase Out Policy for Ice Trucks

Author: Priyadarshini Alok