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Mapping India’s energy demand and emissions

The government’s ambition of developing a globally-competitive manufacturing sector, combined with relatively slow progress on shifting away from using coal for electricity production, means India will become the world’s biggest polluter in the mid-2040s. Set against that, however, India can justifiably argue that in per capita terms, it is on a less pollutive path of economic development than many other nations before it. And while not as fast as elsewhere, there is progress on the green transition. Renewables – led by solar power – will make up a bigger share of India’s energy mix than coal by 2050.

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