In contrast to other countries, India is consuming more and more coal. In particular, according to the International Energy Agency, consumption of the most polluting fuel in the Subcontinent will increase by 3.3% per year to 605 million tonnes. India needs it to produce electricity with its thermal power plants and to power the steel industry. It must be acknowledged that the country is making efforts to reduce emissions. During the 2015 Cop21, the world’s third largest polluter pledged to reduce its CO2 emissions by 35% by 2030 in relation to pii. India also plans to produce 40% of electricity (compared to 30% today) from non-fossil sources. However, the Indian authorities hope to have 100% of the population access to electricity (compared to 75% today) and are facing a population explosion that will make the Subcontinent, in 2030, the most populous country in the world, with 1.5 billion Inhabitants. The result: greenhouse gas emissions will continue to rise in absolute value over the next few years, predicts the Aie. And, in the end, the share of coal in the energy sources used in the world will increase from 27% in 2016 to 26% in 2011. Pretty much a die.

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