India energy: The world’s wildest card

India's largest source of energy is from coal (photo: dpa)
India's largest source of energy is from coal (photo: dpa)

India, the world’s largest democracy, is increasingly asserting its influence on global energy and climate change discussions. With an expanding economy, a growing population and an increasing dependence on fossil fuels, particularly coal, India’s energy policies and consumption are being watched closely by world leaders and energy experts.

<i>India is set to overtake China as the world’s most populous country by 2030. A large and growing population, combined with rapid economic growth, translates into a higher demand for energy. India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi is pursuing the agenda of the previous government albeit more aggressively. Mr Modi’s priority is to revive t...

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