Saturday, July 11 2020

May 13, 2020

Heavy decline in India’s CO2 emissions

New Delhi-India’s CO2 emissions fell by an estimated 15% during the March and are likely to have fallen 30% in April 2020.The decline in emissions reflects the headwinds already affecting the Indian economy since early 2019, and increasing renewable energy generation. But our analysis of official Indian data across the nation’s entire 2019-20 fiscal year shows the fall has steepened in March, due to measures to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
Govt of India has already started talking about support for renewable energy as a part of the recovery, alongside similar statements by European leaders. One reason for this continued support is the fact that solar already offers far cheaper electricity than coal.