India’s key coal stakeholders are increasingly facing pressure due to energy transition and climate change push. Coal accounts for 44% of India’s primary energy supply as well as 70% of the overall power supply. Reducing or changing this will be difficult as India has massive reserves of cheap coal which makes change or transition difficult. […]

Solar has become cheaper than coal in India. As storage cost becomes more reasonable, solar could replace coal to a large extent, to power the nation. Coupled with government support and policies in the form of ‘PLI Scheme’ and ‘Make In India’, and an ambitious target to scale up solar installations in India, solar is slowly becoming the […]

Major coal-based Indian government sector undertakings like Coal India and NTPC have a bleak future with coal becoming the new villain for humankind. The sentiment against coal has seen governments across the world making aggressive plans to completely exit their coal investments. While the developed countries can afford the transition from coal to renewables, India […]

China recently announced that it will become net carbon zero by 2060 after reaching peak carbon emission by 2030. The country’s announcement has come in the backdrop of renewed climate change commitments from governments around the world many of which have announced that they will become net carbon zero by 2050 or earlier. Even large […]

The Indian thermal power sector is seeing huge distress due to the lower solar and wind prices which is making it very hard to sell coal-generated power in India. While solar power prices can be now bought at INR 2.5/kWh, thermal coal power prices were found to be quite high at INR 4.24/kWh in the […]

Solar vs Coal Solar energy has always been criticized by fossil fuel proponents by saying that solar energy is intermittent and unpredictable and cannot ever replace fossil fuel energy sources which act as baseload power sources. Even though the prices of solar energy have come down to levels as low as 4 cents in India […]