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


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.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.3384/ecp11057351
Divisions: Aston Business School > Work & Organisational Psychology
Aston Business School > Aston India Foundation for Applied Research
Aston Business School
Aston Business School > Operations & Information Management
Additional Information: ​C​r​e​a​t​i​v​e ​C​o​m​m​o​n​s​: ​A​t​t​r​i​b​u​t​i​o​n​-​N​o​n​C​o​m​m​e​r​c​i​a​l
Event Title: World Renewable Energy Congress
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2011-05-08 - 2011-05-13
Uncontrolled Keywords: sustainable development,renewable energy,performance measures,interpretive structural model,India
ISBN: 978-91-7393-070-3
Full Text Link: http://www.ep.l ... l=1;article=047
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PURE Output Type: Conference contribution
Published Date: 2011
Authors: Eswarlal, Vimal K.
Dey, Prasanta K. (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-9984-5374)
Shankar, Ravi


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