Oil, gas, coal and nuclear power are the major drivers of global CO2 emissions.
It’s a fact of life.
But which country has made the most from these sources over the past 50 years?
The answer is India.
For its part, Saudi Arabia is responsible for the majority of the world’s coal, but the country has also used coal for its power, according to a new report from Carbon Tracker International, a non-profit group based in Washington DC.
The report also found that India has made a net contribution to global emissions through its fossil fuel industry, with India’s emissions being 40 per cent higher than those of the US and the EU combined.
“It’s clear that the country is the main producer of carbon dioxide, and it has become an enormous carbon sink for the rest of the planet,” says Richard Cook, head of Carbon Tracker’s global energy programme.
“The fossil fuel sector is the single largest source of CO2 in the world, and has been the primary driver of climate change.”
But the report points out that this emissions is a small part of the total global CO 2 emissions.
According to the Carbon Tracker report, India has the third-largest carbon footprint after China and the US.
“We need to take a step back and say this is the wrong way to look at the world,” said Cook.
“It seems to be a great source of energy for China, but then it is not producing as much carbon dioxide as we would like it to.”
If you look at countries that are making the most, the ones that are the most carbon intensive, like India, that is a very good thing.
“India is the world leader in coal consumption, with coal accounted for 54 per cent of its overall emissions, according the Carbon Trackers analysis.
But this is just one way India has been an important contributor to global CO02 emissions.
India is also the world largest exporter of coal, producing a whopping $11 billion worth of coal each year.
It is also a major producer of nuclear energy, producing more than 100,000 megawatts of power each year, which makes up a third of the country’s electricity.”
This is a significant energy sector, and one that can be expanded on,” said Richard Cook.
India’s coal use has risen significantly since its peak in 2011, when it accounted for about 5 per cent, or nearly 7 billion tonnes of coal.”
Coal is an important source of global energy because of its ability to be converted to electricity.
But it also has the potential to be an extremely efficient source of heat, because of the thermal efficiency,” Cook said.”
As a result, it’s one of the most abundant energy sources in the whole world.
“However, coal has its drawbacks.
It burns much more slowly than other fossil fuels, and requires a lot of energy to heat it up.
The carbon sink that is coal is also expensive to manage.”
You can’t burn coal in India without having to buy it, and the prices for coal are very high,” Cook told the BBC.”
So, India needs to invest in renewable energy sources.”
The US is by far the world biggest exporter, and is responsible a significant amount of its emissions.
But the country also has an important role to play in reducing global CO-2 emissions, as well as being the largest exporters of nuclear power.
The Nuclear Energy Corporation of India (NEPCI) is the only nuclear power plant in the country, with more than 7,000 reactors spread across the country.
It has generated enough power for more than 8 million homes, and contributes to global warming by releasing CO2 into the atmosphere.
But the nuclear power plants are also polluting, with the emissions of their steam and nuclear waste exceeding those of all other sources combined.”
There is a clear need to invest more in nuclear power and renewables,” said NEPCI chief engineer R.K. Ramakrishnan.”
Nuclear power is the most polluting source of electricity.
Coal power is a smaller part of global carbon dioxide emissions, but has a very large carbon sink, so it has an impact on the global climate.
“India has also been a major exporter and exporter in oil.
They have been exporting oil for over 60 years.””
India is a major oil exporter that has produced large amounts of oil in the past,” said Tim Wilson, the director of the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Edinburgh.
“They have been exporting oil for over 60 years.”
India is one of those countries that produces a lot more oil than other countries.
But its very difficult to produce it domestically.”
India has been a key player in the nuclear sector.
In 2016, India produced more than 50,000 nuclear reactors, and produced nearly 1,000 units of nuclear fuel. That fuel