Exploring Energy Pathways for the Low-Carbon Transformation in India—A Model-Based Analysis

dc.contributor.authorLawrenz, Linus
dc.contributor.authorXiong, Bobby
dc.contributor.authorLorenz, Luise
dc.contributor.authorKrumm, Alexandra
dc.contributor.authorHosenfeld, Hans
dc.contributor.authorBurandt, Thorsten
dc.contributor.authorLöffler, Konstantin
dc.contributor.authorOei, Pao-Yu
dc.contributor.authorHirschhausen, Christian von
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-10T07:53:29Z
dc.date.available2019-09-10T07:53:29Z
dc.date.issued2018-11-01
dc.date.updated2019-08-01T05:00:52Z
dc.description.abstractWith an increasing expected energy demand and current dominance of coal electrification, India plays a major role in global carbon policies and the future low-carbon transformation. This paper explores three energy pathways for India until 2050 by applying the linear, cost-minimizing, global energy system model (GENeSYS-MOD). The benchmark scenario “limited emissions only” (LEO) is based on ambitious targets set out by the Paris Agreement. A more conservative “business as usual” (BAU) scenario is sketched out along the lines of the New Policies scenario from the International Energy Agency (IEA). On the more ambitious side, we explore the potential implications of supplying the Indian economy entirely with renewable energies with the “100% renewable energy sources” (100% RES) scenario. Overall, our results suggest that a transformation process towards a low-carbon energy system in the power, heat, and transportation sectors until 2050 is technically feasible. Solar power is likely to establish itself as the key energy source by 2050 in all scenarios, given the model’s underlying emission limits and technical parameters. The paper concludes with an analysis of potential social, economic and political barriers to be overcome for the needed Indian low-carbon transformation.en
dc.description.sponsorshipBMBF, 01LN1704A, Nachwuchsgruppe Globaler Wandel: CoalExit - Die Ökonomie des Kohleausstiegs - Identifikation von Bausteinen für Rahmenpläne zukünftiger regionaler Strukturwandelen
dc.identifier.eissn1996-1073
dc.identifier.urihttps://depositonce.tu-berlin.de/handle/11303/9984
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.14279/depositonce-8975
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.subject.ddc330 Wirtschaftde
dc.subject.otherenergy system modelingen
dc.subject.otherdecarbonizationen
dc.subject.otherglobal energy system modelen
dc.subject.otherrenewablesen
dc.subject.otherIndiaen
dc.subject.otherenergy transformationen
dc.subject.otherenergy transitionen
dc.subject.othersector couplingen
dc.subject.otherGENeSYS-MODen
dc.titleExploring Energy Pathways for the Low-Carbon Transformation in India—A Model-Based Analysisen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.articlenumber3001en
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.doi10.3390/en11113001en
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.issue11en
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.journaltitleEnergiesen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublishernameMDPIen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublisherplaceBaselen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.volume11en
tub.accessrights.dnbfreeen
tub.affiliationFak. 7 Wirtschaft und Management>Inst. Volkswirtschaftslehre und Wirtschaftsrecht (IVWR)>FG Wirtschafts- und Infrastrukturpolitik (WIP)de
tub.affiliation.facultyFak. 7 Wirtschaft und Managementde
tub.affiliation.groupFG Wirtschafts- und Infrastrukturpolitik (WIP)de
tub.affiliation.instituteInst. Volkswirtschaftslehre und Wirtschaftsrecht (IVWR)de
tub.publisher.universityorinstitutionTechnische Universität Berlinen
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