According to a new government forecast, India will be getting nearly sixty percent of its electricity from non-fossil fuel sources, in about a decade— a marked increase over its Paris goals, which has India reaching 40 percent non-fossil fuel electricity by 2030, reports Natasha Geiling.

“The draft also noted that no new coal-fired power plants would be needed to meet India’s electricity demands through 2027,” says Geiling.

The world’s fourth-largest greenhouse gas emitter, India was at first reluctant to formalize the Paris agreement commitments but private investors have helped boost the country’s renewable goals, despite the government’s slow response to funding renewable projects.

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