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First published on Wednesday 21 December 2016 23.40 AEDT
The Indian government has forecast that it will exceed the renewable energy targets set in Paris last year by nearly half and three years ahead of schedule.
A draft 10-year energy blueprint published this week predicts that 57% of India’s total electricity capacity will come from non-fossil fuel sources by 2027. The Paris climate accord target was 40% by 2030.
The forecast reflects an increase in private sector investment in Indian renewable energy projects over the past year, according to analysts.
Japan’s Softbank has committed to invest $20bn (£16.2bn) in the Indian solar energy sector, in conjunction with Taiwanese company Foxconn and Indian business group Bharti Enterprises.
On Tuesday a report by global financial outfit Arabella shows that fossil fuel divestment is now worth an astounding A$7tn globally. It spans almost 700 organisations as diverse as the Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund, the City of Newcastle and the Australian National University.
First off coal and how dirty it is in reference to the US burning it is a HUGE lie!
Technology and environmental laws already have in the US most likely the cleanest burning coal industry in the world.
Every wonder why you don't see pics of people in China wearing masks because of the pollution of them burning coal?
Of course not, it would blow the whole climate scam out of the water considering China is exempt until 2030, but I guess that should be ignored?
originally posted by: strongfp
So many short minded and short term goal oriented people.
Coal was a dying industry for a reason, and it should have been kept to a niche industry.
Have people forgotten what happened in London when EVERYONE had coal burning fire places?
Have people not seen a coal locomotive in action, ramping up?
Or how about how inefficient a coal locomotive is?
Those are only small scale situations, but times them by 100,000,000, and imagine the impact it has on the environment.
If anyone has lived close to or near a steel mill / manufacturer in full production you can literally see a film of soot on their window sills, door knobs, garages, cars after they ramp up the coke ovens.
originally posted by: allsee4eye
a reply to: seeker1963
If the world is 100% pristine, people would have failing immune systems and die out. People need to live in conditions that have some dirt. That's the only way to keep the immune system in good condition.
Germany To Open Six More Coal Power Stations In 2013
Germany’s dash for coal continues apace. Following on the opening of two new coal power stations in 2012, six more are due to open this year, with a combined capacity of 5800MW, enough to provide 7% of Germany’s electricity needs.
Including the plants coming on stream this year, there are 12 coal fired stations due to open by 2020. Along with the two opened last year in Neurath and Boxberg, they will be capable of supplying 19% of the country’s power.