India plans more coal-fired power plants, defying COP28 pressures

Megha Jain

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India is working to increase its coal-based power generation capacity by 17 gigawatts (GW) within the next 16 months to prevent outages due to a surge in power demand. This rapid expansion comes before the UN climate summit COP28, where France and the United States are expected to push for restrictions on financing for coal plants, a move India intends to challenge.