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Sun Jan 25, 2015, 10:59 PM

Pres Obama is at it again in India~Modi Shifts on Climate Change With India Renewables Goal



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Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India is ready to expand its use of renewable energy as a way to reduce greenhouse gas pollution, a signal that his government is moving toward joining an international deal on global warming.

After a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama in New Delhi, the prime minister said that his nation along with all others has an obligation to act on reducing the fossil-fuel emissions blamed for damaging the climate

The remarks represent a shift in India’s tone on global warming. It previously emphasized the historical responsibility of industrial nations for creating the problem, and the Indian government has been ambiguous about whether it will adopt domestic targets for reducing greenhouse gases. Modi’s comments suggest he’s ready to work with Obama on a deal in Paris in December that would for the first time require all nations, rich and poor alike, to restrain emissions.

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India is the world’s third biggest polluting nation behind China and the U.S., making Modi’s participation in the United Nations climate deal crucial. In November, Obama reached a landmark agreement with President Xi Jinping designed to bring China into a system limiting emissions

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2015-01-25/modi-shifts-on-climate-change-with-india-renewables-goal.html

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Reply Pres Obama is at it again in India~Modi Shifts on Climate Change With India Renewables Goal (Original post)
Cha Jan 2015 OP
Cha Jan 2015 #1
SunSeeker Jan 2015 #2
Cha Jan 2015 #3
SunSeeker Jan 2015 #4
Cha Jan 2015 #7
SunSeeker Jan 2015 #8
Cha Jan 2015 #11
sheshe2 Jan 2015 #5
Cha Jan 2015 #10
Hekate Jan 2015 #6
Cha Jan 2015 #13
Recursion Jan 2015 #15
Cha Jan 2015 #16
2naSalit Jan 2015 #9
Cha Jan 2015 #14
Recursion Jan 2015 #12
Cha Jan 2015 #17
Cha Jan 2015 #18
Cha Jan 2015 #19
MADem Jan 2015 #51
Cha Jan 2015 #53
Cha Jan 2015 #20
Cha Jan 2015 #21
hopemountain Jan 2015 #72
Cha Jan 2015 #22
Hutzpa Jan 2015 #23
Cha Jan 2015 #24
Hutzpa Jan 2015 #25
Cha Jan 2015 #26
BlueCaliDem Jan 2015 #27
Cha Jan 2015 #30
BlueCaliDem Jan 2015 #32
Cha Jan 2015 #40
Cha Jan 2015 #43
BlueCaliDem Jan 2015 #62
Cha Jan 2015 #66
freshwest Jan 2015 #63
Cha Jan 2015 #67
Cha Jan 2015 #28
ucrdem Jan 2015 #29
Cha Jan 2015 #33
ucrdem Jan 2015 #45
Cha Jan 2015 #50
ucrdem Jan 2015 #52
Cha Jan 2015 #54
Cha Jan 2015 #55
flamingdem Jan 2015 #31
Cha Jan 2015 #35
yuiyoshida Jan 2015 #34
Cha Jan 2015 #36
yuiyoshida Jan 2015 #37
Cha Jan 2015 #38
yuiyoshida Jan 2015 #39
Cha Jan 2015 #41
LineReply K
Cha Jan 2015 #42
Cha Jan 2015 #44
napkinz Jan 2015 #46
Cha Jan 2015 #48
napkinz Jan 2015 #47
Cha Jan 2015 #49
BumRushDaShow Jan 2015 #56
Cha Jan 2015 #57
BumRushDaShow Jan 2015 #58
Cha Jan 2015 #60
treestar Jan 2015 #59
Cha Jan 2015 #61
sheshe2 Jan 2015 #64
Cha Jan 2015 #69
NickB79 Jan 2015 #65
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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sun Jan 25, 2015, 11:06 PM

1. KICK

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sun Jan 25, 2015, 11:13 PM

2. K & R

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 25, 2015, 11:14 PM

3. Hey SunSeeker! Mahalo

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Response to Cha (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 25, 2015, 11:18 PM

4. My pleasure. Thanks for the post.

Good to hear our President continues to advance the interests of the US and the planet. Meanwhile, Boner is conspiring against him with Bibi, advancing the interests of a dog and pony show.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 25, 2015, 11:27 PM

7. I know.. President Obama is out doing good in the World and his republicon enemies of state are

are conspiring against him and his quest for Peace with Iran.

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Response to Cha (Reply #7)

Sun Jan 25, 2015, 11:30 PM

8. Good point. If only it were just a dog and pony show.

Boner's and Bibi's escapades could drag us into WWIII.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #8)

Sun Jan 25, 2015, 11:38 PM

11. It wouldn't be for lack of trying, SunSeeker.. :(

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sun Jan 25, 2015, 11:21 PM

5. YES!

Beautiful Cha~

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India is ready to expand its use of renewable energy as a way to reduce greenhouse gas pollution, a signal that his government is moving toward joining an international deal on global warming.

After a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama in New Delhi, the prime minister said that his nation along with all others has an obligation to act on reducing the fossil-fuel emissions blamed for damaging the climate


Bravo~ Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He has more brains than our GOP. Denial from them.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 25, 2015, 11:32 PM

10. LOL.. it wouldn't take much to have more brains than US gop, she.. but I see your point!

Very important Climate Change Talks with the leaders of China and India.. How fortunate are we to have President Obama at this point in history?!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sun Jan 25, 2015, 11:24 PM

6. My Gods.Obama's bringing in a third of the world's population with his efforts?! China, now India...

The Earth's two most populous nations are now on board with trying to mitigate climate change. Even after all these years of watching President Obama at work, I am just staggered.

On the other hand, it really does follow his well-established pattern, doesn't it? While his opponents are sneering that he is weak (or dictatorial, depending on the weather) and his alleged supporters are whining that he hasn't done anything lately (or since taking office, depending on the weather) he and his people are ever so quietly lining up the dominoes and then over they go.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 25, 2015, 11:44 PM

13. It's a HUGE DEAL, Hekate.. Mahalo for getting the Significance of It! Yeah, while his opponents

are plotting against him and his efforts for Peace.. he's out changing the world!

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Response to Cha (Reply #13)

Sun Jan 25, 2015, 11:54 PM

15. Particularly since he got India's *right* to sign on

That's very important going forward.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #15)

Mon Jan 26, 2015, 12:01 AM

16. Yes it is, Recursion! And, you know the Kochead gops are hating it!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sun Jan 25, 2015, 11:30 PM

9. K&R

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 25, 2015, 11:50 PM

14. Backatcha 2naSalit!



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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sun Jan 25, 2015, 11:40 PM

12. He couldn't get an explicit carbon target this time, but he did get a renewables % agreement

It's not ideal but it's an awesome step for the climate, and great news for American solar and wind manufacturers, not to mention for Indians who want electricity and breathable air.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #12)

Mon Jan 26, 2015, 12:12 AM

17. Right.. not ideal but totally an awesome step.. mahalo Recursion~

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Mon Jan 26, 2015, 12:20 AM

18. KICK

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Mon Jan 26, 2015, 12:23 AM

19. KICK

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Response to Cha (Reply #19)

Mon Jan 26, 2015, 05:30 AM

51. Oh, that Obama~~~~!!!!

Selling used (hybrid and electric) cars to India, now, is he?



Helluva fellah~!!!!!

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Response to MADem (Reply #51)

Mon Jan 26, 2015, 05:47 AM

53. LOL! It really is hard keeping track with what he's up to when he goes to these Countries like

China and India(#One and Four of the biggest polluters on the Planet).. strengthening Ties and oh btw.. Selling them on.. Global Climate Change is Real, dudes!

10 Top Polluting Countries..
http://www.actionforourplanet.com/#/top-10-polluting-countries/4541684868

Mahalo MADem


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Response to Cha (Original post)

Mon Jan 26, 2015, 12:33 AM

20. KICK

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Mon Jan 26, 2015, 12:37 AM

21. President Obama to seek wilderness designation for 12 million acres of Alaska refuge


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Response to Cha (Reply #21)

Mon Jan 26, 2015, 06:39 PM

72. ^^ and this, as well^^

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Mon Jan 26, 2015, 12:49 AM

22. It's a BFD

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Mon Jan 26, 2015, 12:50 AM

23. Big kick

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Response to Hutzpa (Reply #23)

Mon Jan 26, 2015, 12:56 AM

24. Big Mahalo, Hutzpa!

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Response to Cha (Reply #24)

Mon Jan 26, 2015, 12:58 AM

25. Mahalo to you Cha.



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Response to Hutzpa (Reply #25)

Mon Jan 26, 2015, 01:07 AM

26. No problem! A'ole pilikia~

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Mon Jan 26, 2015, 01:07 AM

27. That's my president! Always thinking about US rather than me, me, ME!

Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could have Obama for president for another eight years? All the good work he's doing for us and our country (and Earth) is at risk of being undone by his successor. I mention "at risk" meaning, it's not necessarily going to happen under another Democratic president (and I have no doubt we'll have another Democratic president in 2017) but there is a certain risk that it might.

Anyway, not a time to be a debbie-downer. This is wonderful news and something I'm certain his most loyal critics on this site would praise as a good thing...right?

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Response to BlueCaliDem (Reply #27)

Mon Jan 26, 2015, 01:26 AM

30. Yes. Eight years is hardly enough for such an intelligent, vibrant, compassionate,

Courageous, Good natured President, BlueCali!

This is Huge news! I'm glad some people recognize that.. lol

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Response to Cha (Reply #30)

Mon Jan 26, 2015, 01:39 AM

32. President Obama is a godsend. He will, no doubt, be known in history as one of the best presidents

this country has ever been graced with. I'm terrified of losing him in two years, Cha. I really am. Eight years is certainly not enough. I can't think of any other president who can stand such unprecedented hostility, disrespect, and obstructionism as President Obama was made to experience...and then still get wonderful things done for the American people - even the ingrates and perpetual whiners.

I sincerely believe that President Obama should be carved on Mount Rushmore. If ever a president deserves to be with Presidents Washington, Jefferson, T. Roosevelt, and Lincoln, it's President Obama. I mean that with all of my heart.

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Response to BlueCaliDem (Reply #32)

Mon Jan 26, 2015, 02:07 AM

40. I know exactly what you mean, BlueCali.. I feel the same.

President Obama does deserve to be on Mt Rushmore as one of our great Presidents..

Unfortunately I can see the teabaggers now.. climbing up to deface it because.. hate.

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Response to BlueCaliDem (Reply #32)

Mon Jan 26, 2015, 03:05 AM

43. Speaking of Teddy Roosevelt, BlueCali.. Have this posted on my FB Page..



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Response to Cha (Reply #43)

Mon Jan 26, 2015, 10:09 AM

62. It's almost too difficult to believe that President T. Roosevelt was a Republican

who actually went after corporation and stood for the working American. How low the GOP has sunken since, hm, Cha?

LOVE that graphic!

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Response to BlueCaliDem (Reply #62)

Mon Jan 26, 2015, 05:30 PM

66. They're Kochbaggers now, BlueCali.. and Teddy Roosevelt would be disgusted, as would all the other

Repubs in history who actually stood for something of value.

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Response to Cha (Reply #30)

Mon Jan 26, 2015, 12:04 PM

63. And there you have it, why I started missing this man when he was re-elected, already:



Be grateful for the 'now.'

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Response to freshwest (Reply #63)

Mon Jan 26, 2015, 05:54 PM

67. Frank Schaeffer Nailed it, fresh! Mahalo for this very instructive graphic!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Mon Jan 26, 2015, 01:17 AM

28. Cute.. Pres Obama and PM Modi at the Republic Day Parade..

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Mon Jan 26, 2015, 01:24 AM

29. saving the world one meeting at a time . . .

that's how it works when it works!

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Response to ucrdem (Reply #29)

Mon Jan 26, 2015, 01:39 AM

33. Lol.. saving the world one meeting at a time.. that's what former community organizers now World

Organizers do, ucr!

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Response to Cha (Reply #33)

Mon Jan 26, 2015, 03:38 AM

45. Thanks Cha!

It's always nice to pop in and see great news like this posted . . . of course it's also nice to see the My Posts tab light up now and then!

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Response to ucrdem (Reply #45)

Mon Jan 26, 2015, 05:24 AM

50. It is BFD NEWS.. Just hasn't hit others yet like it has us.



But, I'm going to keep trying~

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Response to Cha (Reply #50)

Mon Jan 26, 2015, 05:36 AM

52. Yeah sometimes it takes a while for the CNN spell to wear off

and sometimes it never does if you know what I mean . . .

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Response to ucrdem (Reply #52)

Mon Jan 26, 2015, 06:24 AM

54. Yeah, I know what you mean..

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Response to ucrdem (Reply #52)

Mon Jan 26, 2015, 06:37 AM

55. P.S.

Maybe they don't understand the title.. Big Shift on Global Climate Change in India.. should have put up instead.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Mon Jan 26, 2015, 01:34 AM

31. This is a BFD!

As Biden would say

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #31)

Mon Jan 26, 2015, 01:49 AM

35. Yes it is, flamingdem.. glad you can recognize that.. Obama bringing in a 1/3 of the World's

population in on Renewable Energy!



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Response to Cha (Original post)

Mon Jan 26, 2015, 01:39 AM

34. K&R

for Climate change!

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Response to yuiyoshida (Reply #34)

Mon Jan 26, 2015, 01:56 AM

36. Mahalo yuiyoshida!

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Response to Cha (Reply #36)

Mon Jan 26, 2015, 02:00 AM

37. Kochira Koso Cha!

こちら こそ

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Response to yuiyoshida (Reply #37)

Mon Jan 26, 2015, 02:02 AM

38. I looked it up.. that's sweet.. thank you!

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Response to Cha (Reply #38)

Mon Jan 26, 2015, 02:03 AM

39. you're welcome

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Mon Jan 26, 2015, 02:20 AM

41. I'm kicking this thread because it's worth it.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Mon Jan 26, 2015, 02:32 AM

42. K

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Mon Jan 26, 2015, 03:35 AM

44. Sign in the Crowd at the end of the Republics Day Parade in India..

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Mon Jan 26, 2015, 03:52 AM

46. this calls for impeachment!!!!

first China, now India ... what's next, the whole world!

when will this madness of trying to tackle global warming stop!



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Response to napkinz (Reply #46)

Mon Jan 26, 2015, 04:02 AM

48. Like ucr says.. Obama.. saving the World one meeting at a time.. whether the teabagger deniers

thinks this calls for impeachment or not.. lol

Mahalo napkinz

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Mon Jan 26, 2015, 03:56 AM

47. on a serious note ...



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Response to napkinz (Reply #47)

Mon Jan 26, 2015, 04:19 AM

49. It's happening whether we see it or not.. no matter how much the teabaggers like to brag they're

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Mon Jan 26, 2015, 06:53 AM

56. K&R

Keep plugging!

Thanks for the update Cha!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #56)

Mon Jan 26, 2015, 07:01 AM

57. I will keep plugging, BRDS.. thanks for the Plugging assistance! Stay safe and warm with

the upcoming Storm!

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Response to Cha (Reply #57)

Mon Jan 26, 2015, 07:05 AM

58. Thanks!



Hoping we can dodge the biggest amounts by being on the western fringe of it.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #58)

Mon Jan 26, 2015, 07:14 AM

60. Why not.. you've earned your break!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Mon Jan 26, 2015, 07:08 AM

59. kick

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Response to treestar (Reply #59)

Mon Jan 26, 2015, 07:52 AM

61. Aloha treestar!

Mahalo for the for India recognizing Global Climate Change and wanting to do something about it with other counties!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Mon Jan 26, 2015, 03:41 PM

64. Kick~

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #64)

Mon Jan 26, 2015, 05:59 PM

69. Thanks she.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Mon Jan 26, 2015, 04:16 PM

65. Sorry to burst your bubble, but Obama is pushing nuclear reactors

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/25/us-india-obama-idUSKBN0KX0OW20150125

(Reuters) - In a glow of bonhomie, U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled plans to unlock billions of dollars in nuclear trade and to deepen defense ties, steps they hope will establish an enduring strategic partnership.

The two countries reached an understanding on two issues that, despite a groundbreaking 2006 agreement, had stopped U.S. companies from setting up reactors in India and had become one of the major irritants in bilateral relations.


And in the meantime, India is planning on DOUBLING their coal output:

http://www.smh.com.au/business/mining-and-resources/energyhungry-india-doubles-down-on-coal-20150126-12y037.html

Coal production is slated to expand here in the coming months, part of the new government's ambitious push to double India's output to more than 1 billion tons annually to meet the needs of a burgeoning economy - with growth now set to outpace China's, according to several forecasts.


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Even under the best-case scenario, coal will continue to account for more than 60 per cent of the country's power capacity until 2030, according to one government model, although renewable energy such as wind and solar power will rise from 6 per cent to 18 per cent.

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Response to NickB79 (Reply #65)

Mon Jan 26, 2015, 05:56 PM

68. You're not bursting my bubble.. MY OP STANDS.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Mon Jan 26, 2015, 06:00 PM

70. K

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Mon Jan 26, 2015, 06:31 PM

71. India ♥ President Obama And First Lady Michelle Obama

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Mon Jan 26, 2015, 07:24 PM

73. KIck for those who just can't do it.. 50 RECS.. YAY! Environment!

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