India’s Trilemma: Balancing energy security, access & sustainability


India’s Trilemma: Balancing energy security, access & sustainability

India is being pragmatic about its energy use, looking for alternatives but not sacrificing energy consumption that’s vital for a growing economy. Data from the World Energy Institute shows India scores 50 in sustainable energy, a mid-point score that fits with its current realities. Here’s a look:

1. INDIA IS RANKED 109th ON WEC’S ENERGY TRILEMMA INDEX
Index assesses countries on their ability to provide sustainable energy through 3 dimensions: energy security, energy equity (accessibility and affordability), environmental sustainability.

2. WEAK LINKS
A] Though India scores high on energy security, the index has dipped almost every year since 2000. Reasons: Reduction in energy storage, and diversity of primary energy supply as well as an increase in import dependency. Read more

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