development of CO2 emissions
Whilst India’s emissions of CO2 will increase by 251% under the Reference scenario, under the Energy [R]evolution scenario they will decrease from 1,704 million tonnes in 2009 to 426 million tonnes in 2050. Annual per capita emissions will fall from 1.4 tonnes to 1 tonne in 2030 and 0.3 tonne in 2050. In the long run, efficiency gains and the increased use of renewable electricity in vehicles will also significantly reduce emissions in the transport sector. With a share of 34% of CO2 emissions in 2050, the power generation sector will remain the largest energy related source of emissions. By 2050, India’s CO2 emissions are 72% of 1990 levels.