India To Double Coal Production By 2020

Posted: August 25, 2015 by oldbrew in Energy, government

[image credit: Pakistan Defence]

[image credit: Pakistan Defence]

India has set a coal production target of 1.5 billion metric tons by 2020, twice its current production, reports the GWPF.

No climate paranoia here. Full steam ahead to social and economic progress, just like Europe and the USA used to do before their leaders were distracted by ‘man-made climate’ syndrome.

Coal consumption in India, particularly in the electric power sector, is outpacing India’s domestic production.

From 2005 to 2012, India’s coal production grew by only 4.7% per year to about 600 million metric tons while the country’s coal-fired electric power capacity grew by a much faster rate (about 9.4% per year), reaching 150 gigawatts. To help resolve the shortfall in coal supply and to support expanded coal-fired generation, India has set a coal production target of 1.5 billion metric tons by 2020.

Recent shifts in government policies and practices may play a key role in India’s ability to meet this coal production goal.

Full report: India To Double Coal Production By 2020 | The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF).

  1. oldbrew says:

    Something like a ton of coal per head of population. Don’t bother asking about carbon capture nonsense.

  2. ivan says:

    For some strange reason I don’t think the green eco-freaks are going to be very happy in Paris at the end of the year.

  3. hunter says:

    Good for India. A government policy based on what helps Indians in the real world. We should all watch as instructive if the climate addled seek to block this by denying capital or the latest technology in clean burning.

  4. michael hart says:

    Yay, go India. Like Hunter, I also hope that they are able to use more modern plants to burn it.

  5. Power Grab says:

    Is it possible that the West is pursuing a strategy of reducing the so-called “carbon footprint” so that whenever India and China really get cooking, they will have to pay the West for the carbon they produce?

    Just trying to following the [future] money…

  6. hunter says:

    The chances of India or China compensating the West for their increased ‘carbon footprint” is vanishingly close to 0.

  7. 4TimesAYear says:

    Reblogged this on 4timesayear's Blog.

  8. 4TimesAYear says:

    And we’re putting up more idiotic wind turbines. *SMH*

  9. oldbrew says:

    ‘India hits out at West over climate change’

    ‘Kolkata: Ahead of the Paris meet on climate change, Power Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday said coal-based thermal power will remain the staple power source for India and denounced Western concerns over climate and environmental hazards.’