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Sustainable energy transition powering Indian real estate Financial Express

Fossil fuels have powered human progress for centuries, but their unimpeded use has left us with a ‘substantial possibility’ of the global temperature rise breaching the 2° Celsius threshold by mid-century, despite significant efforts to counter global warming. Notably, the Global North accounted for about 75% of the cumulative global emissions until the last century. But as the Global South – which includes India – moves along a similar growth curve, it is crucial to remember that it does not have the luxury of having vast reserves of fossil fuels at its disposal. Besides, India’s aspirations for a renewable energy-driven future face a challenging path. Despite significant progress, with around 43% of installed power capacity being renewable, coal-based thermal power still contributes to roughly 75% of India’s power generation due to the intermittent nature of solar and wind energy. India must balance decarbonization with industrialization to fuel economic growth and employment opportunities.

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