This group brings together the best thinkers on energy and climate. Join us for smart, insightful posts and conversations about where the energy industry is and where it is going.


Revamping the Copper Value Chain for India’s Green Energy Transition

ISEP Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy's picture
Blog Posts, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

ISEP – the Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy – is an interdisciplinary research program that uses cutting-edge social and behavioral science to design, test, and implement better energy...

  • Member since 2018
  • 109 items added with 126,964 views
  • Jun 18, 2021

In February 2021, copper prices rose to USD 9,187 a metric ton on the London Metal Exchange – an all-time high since September 2011. As governments across the world orient their fiscal policies towards achieving a low-carbon future, this boom in the commodity market is indicative of a bullish future demand narrative for copper, which is an essential component of clean energy technologies. India, with a poor copper reserve and resource base, has ambitious targets for the green energy transition. This constitutes an accelerated deployment of renewable energy, incentivisation of electric mobility and its supporting infrastructure as well as a push for the expansion of clean energy manufacturing capacity, as exemplified in the Make in India initiative. It is imperative that countries like India safeguard themselves against supply chain vulnerabilities. There is a need for investments and innovations across the copper value chain: from exploring international mining sector tie-ups and climate-smart mining initiatives to enhancing exploration and R&D capabilities.

Read More


No discussions yet. Start a discussion below.

ISEP Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy's picture
Thank ISEP for the Post!
Energy Central contributors share their experience and insights for the benefit of other Members (like you). Please show them your appreciation by leaving a comment, 'liking' this post, or following this Member.
More posts from this member

Get Published - Build a Following

The Energy Central Power Industry Network is based on one core idea - power industry professionals helping each other and advancing the industry by sharing and learning from each other.

If you have an experience or insight to share or have learned something from a conference or seminar, your peers and colleagues on Energy Central want to hear about it. It's also easy to share a link to an article you've liked or an industry resource that you think would be helpful.

                 Learn more about posting on Energy Central »