Forget about Climate Change; India is Booming on Coal!

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi knows that providing his citizens with reliable, inexpensive energy is one of his most important responsibilities. When launching the auction of 41 coal mines for commercial mining in June, Modi said,

“Today’s auction is a win-win for all stakeholders. Industries will get new markets. State governments will get better revenues. Employment opportunities will be created for many, most notably youngsters.”

Modi further said,

“India has taken a major decision to fully open the coal and mining sectors for competition, capital, participation, and technology.”

To discuss what is happening in India, our guest this week is Bengaluru, India-based Vijay Jayaraj, a Research Associate with the CO2 Coalition. Vijay holds an MS in Environmental Sciences from the University of East Anglia in the UK and a BS in Engineering from Anna University, India. He also spent three years at the University of British Columbia as a graduate research assistant studying climate impact on marine life. Vijay writes about CO2 benefits, energy, and climate science, most often from the viewpoint of the developing world. 

Authored by Jay Lehr & Tom Harris and originally published at America Out Loud on 22 August 2022 here.

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