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A Faltering BRIC: The Energy Landscape from New Delhi and Mumbai
Date:15 Sep 2011
Opinion piece by Brookings Institute examines India’s energy policies.
Many government and private sector officials recognize that oil will remain the primary fuel for transportation (owing to the explosive growth in car sales), that coal will continue to be a major source of electricity generation, and that natural gas should no longer be seen as a “bridge” fuel rather as a cornerstone of India’s future energy supply. It was unfortunate that carbon capture and sequestration weren’t a priority of policymakers. Given India’s forecasted dependence on coal and natural gas, the lack of CCS-capable power plants and industrial production facilities will have dire consequences not only for India, but also for global greenhouse gas emissions.