India’s revised Paris climate pledge draws praise

November 1, 2021
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is pledging to increase the country’s non-fossil fuel energy capacity to 500 gigawatts and cut nearly in half economywide carbon intensity by 2030, prompting initial praise from environmentalists who called for further analysis on the details of Modi’s plan. “Firstly, India will increase its non-fossil energy capacity to 500 gigawatts by 2030,” Modi said in a Nov. 1 speech at the opening session of the two-week United Nations climate talks in Glasgow, Scotland. “Secondly, India...

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