Ahead of COP-28, India moves to expand coal power capacity as demand surges

IndiaTimes Monday, 6 November 2023
India is planning to double its coal-fired power capacity ahead of the COP-28 climate meet, citing a surge in electricity demand. The country's Power Minister, R K Singh, stated that an additional 30,000 MW of thermal generation capacity needs to be constructed on top of the existing 50,000 MW. Singh emphasized the importance of power availability for the nation's growth and warned that India will not reduce coal usage despite pressure from COP-28.

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