India emerging as major driving force in global energy trends: IEA official

A senior official of International Energy Agency, (IEA) has said, India is emerging as a major driving force in global energy trends, with all modern fuels and technologies playing a part.

He was speaking at the relaunch of IEA’s World Energy Outlook Report, 2017 in New Delhi. Highlighting the key findings of the report, Head of Division, World Energy Outlook, Tim Gould said, India has shown remarkable growth with half a billion people gaining access to electricity since 2000, almost doubling the country’s electrification rate. 

He said, the pace has accelerated in the recent years, with an additional 40 million people gaining access every year since 2011.

The IEA is an autonomous organisation which works to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for its 29 member countries and beyond.