Boost To Paris Pact: India Sees Dip In Coal Use Rate

Coal will continue to have a prime place in India’s total energy mix for the next many years but an analysis of official data shows that the country’s coal boom may have been over a couple of years ago, much earlier than expected.

Over the past two years, the country’s coal use has increased by an average of just 2.2%, a sharp fall from the previous 10 years when average annual growth was over 6%.

The findings, published by Greenpeace’s Energydesk on Wednesday, are significant because India, t