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India and Energy

By 2035, India will undoubtedly be one of the world's top five economies. This rise will be driven by energy.
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The Asian giant, which before 2025 will be the world's most populous country, is faced with a paradox: its demand for coal will increase in the years ahead, while, at the same time, the country is launching huge renewable energy projects. India’s growing population and economic development are exerting considerable pressure on its energy needs, a situation experienced by many emerging countries.

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