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Nuclear power is crucial for India to achieve net-zero emissions

Type of event:
New technology presentation, New business deal, Nuclear Policies




April 5, 2024

What happened

India aims to achieve clean and affordable electricity by 2070 but will need substantial nuclear power and renewable energy to do this. The advice is contained in a new in-depth report prepared for the Indian government which was launched by Ajay Kumar Sood, principal scientific adviser to the Government of India, on 3rd April. The 224-page report was produced by the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) as part of a project sanctioned in November 2021 by the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser (PSA) to the Government of India.

The project aimed to carry out a comprehensive study looking at methods for minimising the cost of power at the consumer end and working out an optimum mix for all sources of power to reach net-zero emissions. The IIMA project team was led by Amit Garg and included representatives from the coal, nuclear, solar, wind, and biofuels generation sectors. Tata Consulting Engineers Limited conducted an independent review of the document.

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