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India's incremental demand to equal UK's current power consumption in 3 yrs

India remains heavily dependent on coal to meet its energy needs

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Samreen Wani

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India’s increase in electricity demand over the next three years is expected to be roughly equivalent to the UK's current consumption. India’s electricity demand grew by 7 per cent in 2023, the highest among major economies, according to recently released data from the International Energy Agency. Demand is expected to grow at 6 per cent till at least 2026, according to the organisation’s Electricity 2024 report.


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India remains heavily dependent on coal to meet its energy needs. The share has been twice that of the world at over 70 per cent. The rising electricity demand in

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