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Policy & Regulation

Gas faces uphill battle in Indian power sector

India appears to be favouring coal over gas as a partner to its expanding renewable energy capacity India appears to be favouring coal over gas as a partner to its expanding renewable energy capacity.
By Damon Evans 29 August 2019 Asia Pacific / Policy & Regulation 0 34520
The Hazira LNG terminal in Gujarat. (Hazira LNG and port)

The key issue: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi – who won a second five-year term in May – continues to promote coal for power generation despite increasing concerns among voters about climate change.

Interfax analysis: Despite India setting an ambitious target of boosting the share of gas in its energy mix from nearly 6% now to 15% by 2030, the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi will continue to promote coal-fired power generation – and not generation by gas – as a back-up for the  country’s renewables...