Environmentally sound energy efficient strategies:

a case study of the power sector in India

Foreword

This report is the sixth in a series of working papers on energy and environment issues published by the UNEP Collaborating Centre on Energy and Environment at Risø National Laboratory, Denmark. The UNEP Collaborating Centre was established in 1990 with a primary mission of furthering the incorporation of environmental issues in energy planning and policy, particularly in developing countries. The work of the Centre is to a great extent catalytic, involving close collaboration with researchers, planners, government agencies, etc. in all parts of the world. The newsletter c2e2 news, published at regular intervals, presents short items on Centre activities and related topics. The UNEP Centre Working Papers provide a medium for extended discussion of relevant topics written by Centre staff or collaborating colleagues.

The work presented in this report follows an earlier study carried out by the Indira Gandhi Institute for Development Research. That work was published as the fourth in the series of UNEP Centre Working Papers - Environmentally Sound Energy Development Strategies for Maharashtra, J. Parikh, J.P. Painuly and K. Bhattacharya (Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Bombay, India), Working Paper No. 4, December 1995. The present report documents the extension of the study to the whole of India.

Gordon A. Mackenzie

Series Editor

February 1997