India’s Modi Aims for Renewable Energy, Not Emission Cuts Obama Wants

January 22, 2015 3:27 AM

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India’s Modi Aims for Renewable Energy, Not Emission Cuts Obama Wants

With U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to India just days away, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is focused more on boosting the use of renewables in his country than committing to cuts in greenhouse-gas emissions.

Obama announced a pact with China two months ago for capping emissions, raising the pressure on India, the third biggest greenhouse polluter behind those two countries, to follow suit. Instead, Modi is likely to cite a 90 percent success rate in a program aimed at forcing companies to conserve power...

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