The latest study from a global network of scientists finds that coal-burning power plants in India are the biggest contributor to global climate change, according to the results of a new report.
The research was carried out by the Natural Resources Defence Council and the University of Sussex, which analysed pollution data from India’s coal-fuelled power plants.
Coal-fired electricity plants emit a significant amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other harmful pollutants that are emitted into the atmosphere, particularly in the northern regions of India where it is produced and sold for energy.
The results of the study have been released by the government in a statement and are seen as a significant breakthrough by the Indian government, which is trying to shift its policy on climate change.
According to the study, the number of CO2 emissions from India has more than doubled over the past 15 years to 1.1 billion tonnes, with a majority coming from coal-fed power plants that have a capacity of up to 400 megawatts (MW).
The study shows that the emissions from these plants are the most significant contributor to the global warming that is expected to be caused by climate change in coming decades, it added.
It said the findings also indicate that coal has become a key contributor to India’s carbon dioxide emissions.
The study found that India is the third largest emitter of CO02 after China and the US, and the fifth largest emiper of nitrogen oxides.
Copper pollution has also increased, particularly from mines in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, where the majority of mines are located.
The report found that while the number and concentration of pollutants emitted by India’s power plants have decreased since 2005, the total emissions are still increasing.
The paper said the CO2 pollution that is emitted from India is not being monitored, and there are no limits on the pollution levels from power plants and that the country’s power companies have not taken action to limit the pollution that comes out of their plants.
India is now the world’s largest coal exporter, but its emissions from power stations have been rising.
The country’s coal consumption has more nearly doubled over recent years and it produces more CO2 per unit of energy than China and Russia.
India’s coal sector is also heavily dependent on subsidies, which have been the main source of CO 2 pollution in India for years.
In addition to increasing coal imports from other countries, India has also become increasingly dependent on imports of renewable energy and energy from countries such as Indonesia and South Africa.
India has also faced criticism for its role in the coal crisis.
The US has blamed India for the collapse of global markets and for pushing the world economy to the brink of recession.
The International Monetary Fund has criticised India for failing to curb coal-power subsidies, but it has also suggested that the situation in India is more complex than many realise.
The new study is part of a broader effort by the World Resources Institute to look at the link between coal and global warming, with the aim of finding ways to slow the rise in greenhouse gases.