The Strategist

India: Some G20 countries don’t want to ditch fossil fuels

07/24/2023 - 03:42

The committee stated in the document that carbon neutrality must be attained by the middle of the twenty-first century.

Nick Humphries
Nick Humphries
At a meeting of energy ministers in Goa, India, a number of G20 nations suggested using CO2 conversion technology rather than agreeing to phase out fossil fuels (coal, oil, and gas) to achieve carbon neutrality, said Raj Kumar Singh, India's minister of power and new and renewable energy, at a press conference on Saturday following the conclusion of the G20 ministerial meeting.

"Everyone believes that the capacity of renewable energy must increase in the context of the energy transition. We must consider fossil fuels in the context of their continued use," he remarked, while discussing them.

He claimed that the G20 has developed two viewpoints on this matter. The slow phase-out of fossil fuels is the first. The opposing viewpoint, which was shared by two or three nations, asserted that the world could deploy CCUS (carbon capture, utilisation and storage) technologies. "Either approach is acceptable. Our aim is zero emissions, Singh said."