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India may boost coal power fleet 25% by 2030 amid rising energy demand

The world's third-biggest emitter of greenhouse gases will add nearly 56 gigawatts of coal power capacity unless there's a substantial drop in the cost of storing electricity

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India is also planning major investments in renewable energy, but it has to prioritize providing reliable power to spur economic growth | Bloomberg

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India plans to expand its coal power fleet by about a quarter through the end of the decade as it continues to lean on the fuel to meet growing demand until energy storage costs fall.
 
The world’s third-biggest emitter of greenhouse gases will add nearly 56 gigawatts of coal power capacity unless there’s a substantial drop in the cost of storing electricity, Power Minister Raj Kumar Singh said in an interview this week in New Delhi. India is also planning major investments in renewable energy, but it has to prioritize providing reliable power to spur economic growth, he said.

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First Published: Sep 23 2022 | 11:04 AM IST

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