India can function on a fully renewable electricity system in 2050. This is the result of a new research by Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT).
The study shows that developing countries that have an abundance of renewable resources do not need to take the path of the western countries where increasing living standards have been coupled with heavy emissions from electricity generation and other industry.
“The possibility that a country like India could move to a fully renewable electricity system within three decades and do it more economically than the current system, shows that the developing countries can skip the emission-intensive phase in their economic development. It is a competitive advantage to not to take the road of the developed world,” says Principal Scientist Pasi Vainikka.
They can move straight to renewable systems and do it cheaply.