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Coal to be India's energy mainstay for next 30 years - NITI Aayog

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By Sudarshan VaradhanNEW DELHI (Reuters) - Coal will remain India's main energy source for the next three decades although its share will gradually fall as the country pushes renewable power generation, according to a government report seen by Reuters.The country is the world's third-largest coal producer and the third-biggest greenhouse gas emitter. It depends on coal for about three-fifths of its energy needs and aims to double its output to 1.5 billion tonnes by 2020. By 2047, however, coal's share of India's energy mix would shrink to 42-48 percent, from about 58 percent in 2015, the ...

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First Published: Mon, May 15 2017. 20:41 IST
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