Energy: How will India cope with its rising energy needs?

India is the world's third largest carbon emitter after China and the US
India is the world's third largest carbon emitter after China and the US

India, home to 15 per cent of the world’s population, is likely to more than double its energy consumption over the next 20 years while energy poverty and burdensome energy subsidies remain major issues. Can India maintain its rapid economic growth and follow the traditional path of industrialisation as its economy develops? Where will the energy supplies come from and what are the implications on the global climate change agenda? GIS expert Dr Carole Nakhle 
considers these questions in this special report.

THREE key drivers shape the demand for energy: economic or income growth, population and price.

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The Indian economy has witnes...

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