This post originally appeared on RTCC.
India’s rail network is a significant growth engine for the economy. But it’s not very green. An estimated 60% of its 65,000 kilometres of railway tracks are still powered by diesel. This makes it India’s largest consumer of diesel at 2.6 billion litres last year.
It is also the largest consumer of electricity at 13.8 billion kWh and its energy consumption is rising by 5% every year.
Electric power in India is...