Kenneth Bo Nielsen: "India’s New Coal Geography: Imports, Private Actors and New Infrastructures"

In this chapter in Energiegeographie: Konzepte und Herausforderungen Kenneth Bo Nielsen and his co authors show how private actors have come to play an increasingly important role within India's coal energy sector. 

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Abstract

In this chapter Kenneth Bo Nielsen, Patrik Oskarsson and Sören Becker show how private actors have come to play an increasingly important role within India's coal energy sector through new coal imports and infrastructures.

As a result of the actions of these new private actors, an entirely new Indian new coal geography has emerged in recent decades. While they argue that a full understanding of this geography will need to look at power plants, policies, and infrastructures, the authors stress how - through a case study from Goa - the persistence and consolidation of coal energy in India has decidedly negative consequences for local environments and cultures.

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