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Economic Growth Boosts India’s Dependence on Fossil Fuel Imports

India saw its dependence on fossil fuel imports increase 38% in 2012, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported last week. “As India modernizes and the population moves to urban areas, the country has shifted from using traditional biomass and waste to relying on other energy sources, including fossil fuels,” the EIA noted. “India’s newly elected government, with the Bharatiya Janat Party as the majority party, faces challenges to meet the country’s growing energy demand, to secure affordable energy supplies, and to attract investment for domestic hydrocarbon production and infrastructure development.”

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