January 16, 2022
India is considering a new policy to stop adding new coal-fired power plants in order to meet its emissions and net-zero commitments made at the COP26 con-ference on global warming. At the same time, old coal-based units that are not viable will be replaced to meet the projected demand from non-fossil fuel sources. India hopes to attain 500 gigawatts of installed electri-city capacity from non-fossil fuel sources by 2030. Currently, coal contributes to half of India’s electricity generation.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set a target for India to aim for net-zero emissions by 2070.
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