India's Hunger for Energy
Due to India´s ever-growing energy needs, by 2030 it is expected that the country will have to import 90 % of its oil, 50 % of its gas, and seriously expand its civil nuclear infrastructure.
In an article for Germany's 'Spiegel', Joerg Himmelreich points out two main consequences of this trend. Firstly, that India has already started to offer "packages" that combine its purchase of energy with military training and financial aid, to unstable but energy rich countries like Nigeria, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. Secondly, that there is now little possibility of convincing India to deepen climate policy cooperation in its strategic partnership with Germany.
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