Coal India's operations aims to become net-zero in next 4 years
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Coal India's operations aims to become net-zero in next 4 years

Coal India Limited (CIL) Chairman Pramod Agrawal told the media that it aims its operations to become net zero in the upcoming three to four years. Although, it does not extend to emissions from burning coal it manufactures.

Pramod Agrawal, Chairman CIL, told the media that renewable energy, cleaner transport, and greater internal energy efficiency are likely to contribute to the net-zero target of Coal India.

To generate electricity, coal is used since it is the most greenhouse gas in intensive fossil fuels and putting an end to its use is a key priority to meet goals to limit damaging climate change.

India has over 170 coal-fired power stations, collectively accounting for nearly the world's-biggest emitter of greenhouse gases after China and the United States.

The country has pledged to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2070.

Agarwal said that coal users were larger contributors to rising carbon emissions than Coal India itself.

He said that to protect the environment, we need to use coal efficiently By 2030, India has committed to improving the share of renewables in its energy mix to 50% from about 38% last year.

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Also read: Coal India plans to complete 35 FMC projects by FY 2023-24

Coal India Limited (CIL) Chairman Pramod Agrawal told the media that it aims its operations to become net zero in the upcoming three to four years. Although, it does not extend to emissions from burning coal it manufactures. Pramod Agrawal, Chairman CIL, told the media that renewable energy, cleaner transport, and greater internal energy efficiency are likely to contribute to the net-zero target of Coal India. To generate electricity, coal is used since it is the most greenhouse gas in intensive fossil fuels and putting an end to its use is a key priority to meet goals to limit damaging climate change. India has over 170 coal-fired power stations, collectively accounting for nearly the world's-biggest emitter of greenhouse gases after China and the United States. The country has pledged to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2070. Agarwal said that coal users were larger contributors to rising carbon emissions than Coal India itself. He said that to protect the environment, we need to use coal efficiently By 2030, India has committed to improving the share of renewables in its energy mix to 50% from about 38% last year. Image Source Also read: Coal India plans to complete 35 FMC projects by FY 2023-24

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