Transition to Renewable Energy Generation to Mitigate Climate Change: Implications on Japanese and Indian Energy Policies

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Degree Name

Master of Science in Engineering


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

First Advisor

Dr. Bade Shrestha

Second Advisor

Dr. Muralidhar Ghantasala

Third Advisor

Dr. Christopher Cho


Renewable energy, electric vehicles, energy policy, solar wind energy, climate change

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As the dependency of nations on fossil fuel is showing an increasing trend globally, measures are steered in the direction of developing the renewable energy sector as a means to transit from conventional fuel to eco-friendlier options. The study deals with the current environment crisis about pollution, power generation, renewable energy, and the need for new energy policy focusing on clean and zero carbon emission power generation. The study proposes three scenarios for decreasing the dependency on fossil fuel for power generation in Japan and India and the effect of the introduction of electric vehicles on the power generation sector. Solar and Wind power generation sources are the two major renewable power generation sector that has been mainly focused to push the share to 50% of the total energy generation by the year 2050.

The objective of this research is to make Japan and India’s entire energy generation system as clean as possible over the next 30 years. The energy needed to power the electric vehicles should come from renewable sources which can be done by eliminating the nuclear power generation by generating more than 50% of the energy from renewable sources. The following study also deals with the need for the improvised policy generation in Japan and India with a view to improve the renewable energy generation sector and the face of the automobile industry in near future as a strategy to end the use of conventional fuel.

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