The entire world, including India, has reduced its productivity on coal energy. With the exception of only China, India has increased the production of wind and solar energy by a record 10 per cent in a year. According to the report released by think tank Amber, an analysis of 48 countries representing 83 percent of the world’s electricity has emerged that the world has focused heavily on developing alternative energy resources during the Corona period.
In India, wind accounted for 3% of total electricity generation in 2015 and solar energy which increased to 10% in the first half of 2020. Meanwhile, coal production in India declined by 14 per cent in 2020. Due to this, the share of coal working in power plants in India decreased from 77 per cent in 2015 to 68 per cent in the first half of 2020.
America and Europe also reduced their coal usage
Not only India, America and Europe have also reduced their coal usage, their share of coal production in the world has come down from 23 percent in 2015 to 12 percent in 2020. Deber Jones Amber, who carried out this study, says that all the countries of the world are constantly promoting energy based on gas and sunlight instead of coal. Even for an effort to limit climate change to 1.5 degrees, coal production should be reduced by 13 per cent every year.