Coal demand to peak in India by 2030, will back up renewables: NITI report

IEA study supports trend, says India will lead demand growth for the fuel in the world

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Shreya Jai New Delhi
Coal will remain India’s mainstay energy source and the country will shape global demand this decade, two reports have said a month after the government declared ambitious targets for being a Net Zero economy in 50 years and 500 Gw of renewable energy capacity addition.

NITI Aayog, the central government’s think tank, said in a report coal demand will be in the range of 1192-1325 million tonne by 2030, led by usage from the electricity sector. The International Energy Agency (IEA), in its annual coal report said, stronger economic growth and increasing electrification will drive demand growth of 4 per

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First Published: Dec 20 2021 | 8:04 PM IST

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