Urban India 2015: Evidence (Energy)

 Editor: Aromar Revi | Lead Authors: Arindam Jana, Teja Malladi, Amir Bazaz, Mohan Raju JS, Pooja Rao | August 2015


Economic activity in India has intensified over the 1990s and 2000s. This has been accompanied by an increase in energy needs as an input to sustained economic development. India’s existing energy structure is heavily fossil dependent— primarily driven by coal and imported oil— which is a concern for the long-term energy security of the country. Affordable energy from a range of sources is critical to achieving India’s economic development goals. Although there has been a significant decoupling of energy and economic growth over the past few-decades, access to energy and continued import dependency for oil and coal are critical constraints of the Indian energy sector.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.24943/urbindia.2015_6