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Coal To Remain India’s Main Energy Source For At Least 30 Years, Govt Confirms

May 18, 2017
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By Paul Homewood

 

From GWPF:

 

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Coal will remain India’s main energy source for the next three decades although its share will gradually fall as the country pushes renewable power generation, according to a government report seen by Reuters.

The country is the world’s third-largest coal producer and the third-biggest greenhouse gas emitter. It depends on coal for about three-fifths of its energy needs and aims to double its output to 1.5 billion tonnes by 2020.

By 2047, however, coal’s share of India’s energy mix would shrink to 42-48 percent, from about 58 percent in 2015, the report, which has yet to be made public, showed.

“India would like to use its abundant coal reserves as it provides a cheap source of energy and ensures energy security as well,” the report said.

https://www.thegwpf.com/coal-to-remain-indias-main-energy-source-for-at-least-30-years-govt-confirms/

 

According to the Reuters report, the country is the world’s third-largest coal producer and the third-biggest greenhouse gas emitter. It depends on coal for about three-fifths of its energy needs and aims to double its output to 1.5 billion tonnes by 2020.

 

It really is a no-brainer!

India, as with most countries, is desperately keen to reduce its dependency on imported energy. Given that it has huge deposits of coal, it will want to use them.

As a recent report by InfluenceMap, “Who owns the World’s coal”, points out, China and India are sat on more than half of the world’s coal reserves.

 

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https://influencemap.org/report/Clarifying-carbon-ownership-8cb210f5b6643c8e58037dbfaa28d7ae

 

Moreover, as the study explains, it is the Indian Government itself that owns the largest chunk of India’s reserves. It will take no action that damages this asset.

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4 Comments
  1. May 18, 2017 12:05 pm

    Reblogged this on Climatism and commented:
    IN thirty years time, windmills and solar panels will stand as rusting icons of the folly of deep-green madness during an era of climate change insanity.

    Smart India.

  2. May 18, 2017 12:51 pm

    ‘the third-biggest greenhouse gas emitter’ – only if water vapour is excluded.

    ‘The percentage water vapor in surface air varies from 0.01% at -42 °C (-44 °F)[16] to 4.24% when the dew point is 30 °C (86 °F).,,Water vapor is also the most potent greenhouse gas owing to the presence of the hydroxyl bond which strongly absorbs in the infra-red region of the light spectrum.’
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_vapor#In_Earth.27s_atmosphere

    Compare that 4.24% to the 0.04% of CO2 (of which only a fraction is man-made).

  3. dangeroosdave permalink
    May 18, 2017 12:55 pm

    No, the primary source of energy in India is buffalo dung, as it has been for one million years and will be for the next million. Rich people, who pay for energy, will be burning coal….

  4. Coeur de Lion permalink
    May 19, 2017 5:29 pm

    Actually, having been visiting India for 20 years, they are making great progress but still not enough. The elephants are population, corruption and the cast system. Many still do not get enough to eat daily. But with Colonel Alec Guinness in the Bridge Over the River Kwai, “I love India”

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