India is in a unique predicament; it has a stake in both preventing climate change and avoiding costly mitigation.
The Indraprastha Thermal Power Station in New Delhi. About one-fourth of the air pollution in Delhi is caused by industries and coal-based thermal power plants, according to the Union Ministry of Environment.

India is among the top five countries in renewable energy capacity, according to this study released by Prayas Energy Group, Pune. It compares the energy use trends in India with the US, EU & China and provides an overview of India