Delhi Struggles With Coal Burden as Washington Unveils New Emission Norms
In a historic move on Monday, the Barack Obama administration in the US has ordered steeper cuts from coal-burning plants.
According to the new plan, carbon pollution from power plants will be cut by 32% by 2030 compared with 2005 levels. The previous target was 30%.
The new, ramped-up plan, may unveil series of changes in the US, but closer home, things are not that green.
According to the International Energy Agency, India is set to double its coal consumption by 2035 and become the world’s largest coal importer by 2020.