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Energy consumption, GDP growth effectively delinked: India

Energy consumption, GDP growth effectively delinked: India
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First Published: Wed, Apr 18 2007. 11 52 AM IST
Updated: Wed, Apr 18 2007. 11 52 AM IST
PTI
Detailing the steps taken by India towards sustainable development, its United Nations Ambassador Nirupam Sen told the Security Council that it has delivered a GDP growth of 8% with only 3.7% growth in its total primary energy consumption.
There has been effective delinking of energy sector growth from economic growth, he said in a paper circulated among Council members as it debated the impact of climate change on the security on 18 April.
The paper shows that India’s current per-capita GHG (Greenhouse Gasses) emissions are only 23% of global average, 4% of the US, 12% of EU and 15 % of Japan.
The paper said India, with 17% of the population of the world, has only 4% of global GHG emissions.
In all the major energy intensive sectors - steel, aluminium, fertiliser, paper, cement -- levels of energy efficiency are at global levels.Especially in the cement sector, the energy efficiency of Indian plants is among the world’s highest, the paper said.
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First Published: Wed, Apr 18 2007. 11 52 AM IST