The unsustainability of fossil fuel use in India
Replacing fossil fuel by renewables have become vital for sustainable or green energy development
India’s current energy use is unsustainable. This consists of fossil fuels, hydropower and nuclear resources on the one hand, and combustible biomass and waste on the other, the latter being largely non-traded resources having a share of almost one quarter in the total primary energy supply. New renewable resources, meanwhile, currently have a negligible share (0.36%) in the total commercial (traded) energy balance. Table 1 shows the composition of India’s primary energy supply as of 2009, where the total supply is the energy equivalent of 366 million tonnes of oil.