Arunabha Ghosh, Karthik Ganesan
May 2015 | Energy Transitions
Suggested citation: Ghosh, Arunabha and Karthik Ganesan. 2015. “Rethink India’s energy strategy.” Nature, 521, 156–157. doi:10.1038/521156a
India aspires to have 24x7 electricity supply for all citizens. Although most households in the country were connected to the grid in 2019, many hurdles remain till reliable, affordable, and continuous power is available to all. This article in Nature Energy highlighted key steps needed to address the energy needs of rural households in India, target subsidies, and support low-carbon industries. It provided solutions to address the high demand for electricity through grid connections and through the wider adoption of clean energy sources. Further, it provided recommendations to foster energy efficiency through clean cooking solutions in India.
Address the needs of poor and rural households, target subsidies and support low-carbon industries to priorities the need for energy efficiency in India.