India cheers the return of ‘King Coal’ as the industry sees a buoyant future

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Infrastructure (Energy)   Source: TH  Context: After a 3-year pandemic break, the coal industry in India welcomed back its major conference (Coaltrans India conference) with a positive forecast of demand, increased production from new mines and strong demand for imports.   The prosperous future of the coal industry in India: Increased …

India wants energy transition on its own terms – without phasing out coal and with more grants

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Infrastructure (Energy)   Source: TH  Context: India is unlikely to reach an agreement – ‘just energy transition partnership’ (JETP) – with richer nations this year.   Background: According to the IEA, India is the world’s third-largest power consumer. Last year, the country faced one of its worst power crises as a …