SOLAR POWER IS GRADUALLY DISPLACING COAL AS AN ENERGY SOURCE INTHE ASIAN COUNTRY: WORLD BANK
Washington: India is emerging as a frontrunner in the global fight against climate change, the World Bank has said, noting that the solar power is gradually displacing coal as an energy source in the Asian country.
“With a sweeping commitment to solar power, innovative solutions and energy efficiency initiatives to supply its people with 24×7 electricity by 2030, India is emerging as a front-runner in the global fight against climate change,” the World Bank said in a news report.
According to the bank, with its conscious choice to use significantly more clean energy to fuel its growth, India is contributing to global efforts to save the planet from the effects of climate change. Just a few weeks ago, the country also walked away from plans to install nearly 14 GW of coal-fired power plants, largely because it is as affordable now to generate electricity with solar power as it is to use fossil fuels, the report said, praising the Indian move in this regard.