India. The generation of electricity in India is still dependent on coal but renewable energy is no longer a new idea.
The government of India has said no to the reduction in coal consumption anytime soon.
While addressing the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change(IPCC) the Secretary in Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change(MoEF&CC) CK Mishra said, “Reduction of coal is a not one day process. We have a long term plan in place where we will replace coal with renewable energy which the prime minister had announced.”
On the question of carbon emissions due to use of coal and challenges to reduce it for protecting environment he said, “We have already 80 gigawatts renewable energy replaced coal in last 5 years and we are moving towards it but we cannot deny that coal will still continue to be required for some time in India.”
The generation of electricity in India is still dependent on coal but renewable energy is no longer a new idea as the government is taking the initiative to protect the environment and replace coal with alternative renewable energy. The government does acknowledge the demand for electricity which is rising every day.
Environment secretary Mishra said, “Demand of electricity in India will continue to rise, keeping that in mind the central authority had said that there will be the requirement of coal, but that doesn’t mean that we are not placed in the process of replacement of coal with renewable energy.”