- Aug 23, 2019 5:00 am GMT
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India has made ambitious commitments to renewable energy. It is not following up words with action. Thermal power remains the most viable source of energy in the country. That is understandable, considering the pace of development and available infrastructure for generation. But funding towards renewable energy is stay way off from that for thermal energy. Allocations made towards renewable energy in the federal budget were ten times lower those made for coal in the last ten years. What's more, funding towards renewable energy has mirrored those for thermal power sources: it rises with a cresting of budgetary allocation for coal and vice versa. At this rate, India might find it difficult to meet its climate change goals.