Enhanced renewable energy adoption for sustainable development in India: interpretive structural modeling approach

Vimal K. Eswarlal, Prasanta K. Dey, Ravi Shankar

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Abstract

Poverty alleviation and social upliftment of rural India is closely linked with the availability and use of energy for development. At the same time, sustainable supply of clean and affordable renewable energy sources is required if development is to be sustainable, so that it does not cause any environmental problems. The purpose of this paper is to determine the key variables of renewable energy implementation for sustainable development, on which the top management should focus. In this paper, an interpretive structural modeling (ISM) - based approach has been employed to model the implementation variables of renewable energy for sustainable development. These variables have been categorized under ‘enablers’ that help to increase the implementation of renewable energy for sustainable development. A major finding of this research is that public awareness regarding renewable energy for sustainable development is a very significant enabler. In this paper, an interpretation of variables of renewable energy for sustainable development in terms of their driving and dependence powers has been examined. For better results, top management should focus on improving the high-driving power enablers such as leadership, strategic planning, public awareness, top management support, availability of finance, government support, and support from interest groups.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorld Renewable Energy Congress 2011 - Sweden
Subtitle of host publication8-13 May 2011, Linköping, Sweden
Place of PublicationLinköping (SE)
Pages351-358
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-91-7393-070-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventWorld Renewable Energy Congress - Linköping, Sweden
Duration: 8 May 201113 May 2011

Publication series

NameLinköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
PublisherLinköping University Electronic Press
Number57
Volume1
ISSN (Print)1650-3686
ISSN (Electronic)1650-3740

Congress

CongressWorld Renewable Energy Congress
Abbreviated titleWREC 2011
CountrySweden
CityLinköping
Period8/05/1113/05/11

Bibliographical note

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Keywords

  • sustainable development
  • renewable energy
  • performance measures
  • interpretive structural model
  • India

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