India doesn't need australian coal
a recently released report, india’s electricity sector transformation by the institute for energy economics and financial analysis, finds that solar power can produce electricity in india at a cheaper cost than a new coal plant fuelled by imported coal from australia.
since the claim that more coal will lift 100 million out of energy poverty in india was central to arguments put forward by adani (and supported by the australian government) for the giant carmicheal mine, we are seeing the supposed economic arguments made for this massive development crumbling. in actuality, because many indians aren’t connected to the grid at all, it is small local solar pv installations that are the most cost-effective (and carbon effective) solution for energy poverty.
‘with falling prices of solar, imported coal has become the most expensive source of incremental electricity generation.’ said jai sharda, co-author of the report.
and you can sign this petition to STOP ADANI from polluting our land and reef as well as taking our $1 billion taxpayer's gift.