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Statsguru: Seven charts explain India’s climate change challenge

As the CoP 26 meeting draws near, the global community is calling for India to do more towards green energy. India has made remarkable gains in renewable energy — the share of solar, wind, biomass in total installed power capacity has increased from 1.2 per cent to 24.7 per cent between 2001 and 2021 (chart 1). However, in terms of energy production, the mix is still skewed heavily towards thermal sources. In 2019, thermal energy (coal, natural gas and oil) accounted for 76 per cent of total production. On the other hand, China was producing 68 per cent of […]

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