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India will remain a coal-dependent economy well into the future
01/12/2021 04:44 PM | Click to read full article
Pollution be damned, we didn’t contribute. We need coal to grow. This was, in essence, India’s position at COP26, if you eliminate the far-into-the-future targets and the diplomat-speak about climate change.
India needs coal — it is dependent on the cheap, reliable power it provides, on the jobs coal offers, and on the trillions of rupees in cess, taxes, royalties, and rents.