Exclusive-India may build new coal plants due to low cost despite climate change

Exclusive-India may build new coal plants due to low cost despite climate change

Today·2021-04-19 08:00

CHENNAI - India may build new coal-fired power plants as they generate the cheapest power, according to a draft electricity policy document seen by Reuters, despite growing calls from environmentalists to deter use of coal.

Coal's contribution to electricity generation in India fell for the second straight year in 2020, marking a departure from decades of growth in coal-fired power. Still, the fuel accounts for nearly three-fourths of India's annual power output.

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