Indian minister of energy Raj Kumar Singh stated that by the year 2030 non-fossil energy sources will make up almost two-thirds of India’s domestic energy generation.
“India aims to sharply lower its dependence on coal in its electricity generation mix, as part of a broader plan to raise power output from cleaner sources and cut emissions,” according to reporting from economy and energy media group Argus.
India seems to take its energy independence and transition to greener and cleaner energy seriously. “The growth in India’s renewable energy capacity is expected to outpace the expansion of its coal-power stations in the coming decade, in line with plans to cut its dependence on the thermal fuel,” the same report by Argus stated.
India plans on steadily retiring its polluting coal-burning plants and replace them with renewable energy sources, like solar and wind. India is home to the largest solar plant in the world. However, due to increasing energy demand in the growing Indian economy coal plants remain vital for India’s energy generation.