According to the ‘Indian States Energy Transition’ report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis and Amber “Karnataka” is the best performing state in “clean energy transition efforts”

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  • According to the ‘Indian States Energy Transition’ report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) and Amber, Karnataka is the leading state in India in terms of clean electricity transition/clean energy transition efforts, followed by Gujarat.
  • The report analyses 16 Indian states, which together account for 90 percent of the country’s annual power requirement, across four dimensions.
  • The dimensions track a state’s preparedness to shift away from fossil fuel-based power, its ability to incentivize greener market participation, its power system’s reliability,, and policies pushing for power sector decarbonization.
  • The report outlines focus areas for states to improve their preparedness for transition, such as exploiting wind and solar generation potential and deploying more energy storage solutions, such as batteries and pumped hydro, for better renewable energy integration.

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