India considers replacing retiring coal plants with renewables

India Power Minister RK Singh has said the government has considered retiring coal-fired power plants in favour of renewable generation.

The country is also the second-largest coal consumer in the world. Currently, more than half of India’s 373GW power generating capacity comes from coal-fired power plants.

By 2022, the country seeks to install 175GW of renewable power capacity. In addition, it aims to meet 40% of its energy needs via non-fossil fuel sources by 2030.

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