CSTEP’s research appointment is with a select set of technologies.
Not technologies per se; goodness knows there are enough science and
technology journals, conferences and workshops to promote their
findings, but on the consequences of technologies to society through
economic growth and human welfare. CSTEP will frequently release
summaries of such studies. Such policy briefs are not research papers
or even opinion pieces; but a succinct review of the state of the art
and of options such technologies provide to society.
The object of the policy briefs is not to present one set of
recommendations or another. Instead, they cite a number of options for
the policy makers to consider. Some may even envisage drastic policy
changes and prove difficult to implement.
The first policy brief is on Nuclear Power. This study has become
relevant because of our society’s concern on growing CO2 emissions and
of countries’ pursuit for energy security. I am grateful to Dr. Anshu
Bharadwaj, Prof S Rajagopal and Shri L V Krishnan, for authoring the
first policy brief. In the coming months we hope to publish similar
briefs on topics spanning solar power, bio-fuels, batteries,
infrastructure and disaster management.
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