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Coal to account for over two-third of commercial energy output in 2022

Coal is the mainstay of India's energy production with 75% electricity produced from coal in 2014

Mukta Patil 

Coal’s share in India’s commercial energy production is projected to remain over 66% in 2021-22

Prospects for coal-generated are receding globally, yet India remains one of the last countries to use the oldest and dirtiest energy source, although construction of new coal-fired power plants is faltering.

is the mainstay of India’s with 75 per cent electricity produced from coal in 2014. Despite India’s commitments to limit emissions and use renewables increasingly for production, coal’s share in India’s production is projected to remain over 66 per cent in 2021-22 as it has been since 2000.

Source: Niti Aayog


(Patil is an analyst with IndiaSpend.)

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First Published: Wed, July 12 2017. 18:05 IST