Switching to clean energy may save 11mn life years in India: Study


Switching to clean energy may save 11mn life years in India: Study

India could save an estimated 11 million life years annually by replacing coal-fired powerplants with clean, renewable energy, according to a Harvard study.  The 2.7 billion people who live in India and China — more than a third of the world’s population — regularly breath some of the dirtiest air on the planet, said researchers from the Harvard University in the US.

Air pollution is one of the largest contributors to death in both countries, ranked 4th in China and 5th in India, and harmful emissions from coal-fire powerplants are a major contributing factor, they said.

In the study, published in the journal Environment International, researchers wanted to know how replacing coal-fired powerplants in China and India with clean, renewable energy could benefit human health and save lives in the future. Read More

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