News Brief | December 2015
WCA expects coal to remain India´s main power source through 2035
Coal-fuelled power is expected to dominate India´s energy mix even after 2030 as it remains the most affordable option, driven by low domestic coal prices and limited gas availability, said a World Coal Association (WCA) report.
WCA´s report independently analysed India´s future energy demands, costs of carbon emissions and advantages of switching over to more efficient technology. The report has suggested that switching over from subcritical technology to ultra supercritical and supercritical technology to produce energy would be a good bet to reduce emissions and fight climate change.
The WCA report further made an argument for clean coal technologies as a viable technology to fight global warming and went on to say that the dominance of coal in India´s energy mix can be attributed to its affordability and access.