The government of Indian state of Gujarat has dropped a proposal to build a 4,000-megawatt coal-burning power plant. According to officials, at a time when Gujarat already has around 30,000 MW of installed capacity, including from renewable energy sources, a new ultra-mega sized power plant did not make sense. Average power consumption in Gujarat is only about 12,000 MW, peaking at around 16,000 MW in summer. Instead of coal, the government said it will focus on developing clean energy if there is a need for new power.
– via SmartInvestor