India can’t write-off coal-based energy so soon: World Coal Association

India can’t write-off coal-based energy so soon: World Coal Association

Reacting to a report citing India will need no coal-based power plant after 2025, the World Coal Association (WCA) said it is not credible to suggest that the country can achieve universal energy access and develop its economy without coal in the next 10 years, regardless of the country’s investment in renewables.

WCA chief executive officer Benjamin Sporton said, “India’s energy needs are too huge for any suggestion that it will not need coal in the future. In a country where 244. WCA said for a country like India, it’s not a choice between coal and renewables – both are needed and both will play a big role. Renewables have an important role to play but coal will remain the driving force behind electrification and industrialisation and according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), coal will continue to make the largest contribution to electricity generation in India through to 2040. Read More…

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