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India’s coal crunch is a bad sign for its economy, and the world’s climate change battle
Oct 21, 2021 | SCMP
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An acute shortage of coal, the Goliath of India’s energy mix, has forced industries to either pare back production or use expensive imported fuel, as supplies are prioritised for electricity providers servicing households.The situation could undermine the country’s economic rebound from the devastating pandemic that plunged the country into a deep recession.But it has also highlighted India’s continued heavy reliance on coal as an energy source in the run-up to the UN’s COP26 climate summit…
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