As India struggles to find other ways to cool homes down and keep the lights on, its reliance on coal will not reduce in the next two decades. Fossil fuels continue to make up 75% of India’s power. The country’s wind, solar and hydro energy capabilities are still unreliable and are dependent on the climate. It is estimated that coal production could reach 1,335 million tons in 2031 to 2032.
Reasons that have contributed to a rapid surge in electricity demand in India include:
- The increase in electrification of numerous households
- The increasing adoption of electric vehicles and cooling systems
- Infrastructure development
- The burgeoning economy
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