Could India’s coal plans derail the global climate?

Tobias Engelmeier | 24 March 2015

If India were to grow its electricity system based on coal (as China has done), would it derail the global climate? According to our calculations, under a “coal-heavy” scenario, India would need to increase is coal-fired power generation capacity from the 156 GW in early 2015 to 677 GW in 2035. What would be the CO2 implications of such a strategy? Globally, we have used up 58% of the carbon space


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