Renewables could bring balance to India’s economic growth.

23 Aug 2017   India

India, one of the world’s fastest growing economies, could offset the strains of development through low-carbon efforts, an international energy report found. A report on India’s energy sector from the International Renewable Energy Agency found the government could save on health-related costs and create more jobs while at the same time seeing the demand for coal and oil products drop between 17 percent and 23 percent by 2030. “Balancing economic growth and development, environmental protection, and energy security is a real challenge in India that can be tackled by enabling more renewable energy deployment,” Dolf Gielen, a technology director at IRENA, said of a report from the agency. India aims to triple its renewable power capacity by 2022 to 175 gigawatts by drawing […]

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