India will be renewables superpower, says energy minister

$100bn investment likely in five years but coal power plants will also expand rapidly to provide electricity to every Indian village

India will be a renewables superpower according to its new energy minister, but its coal-fired electricity generation will also undergo very rapid expansion.

However, Piyush Goyal dismissed criticism of the impact of Indias coal rush on climate change , as western governments giving homilies and pontificating, having enjoyed themselves the fruits of ruining the environment over many years.

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