Vlado Vivoda (Research Fellow, Griffith University, Asia Institute): "India’s energy demand has nearly doubled in the past decade. India is now the world’s fourth-largest energy consumer. According to data from BP, the average annual demand growth since 2004 has stood at 7.5%, with record growth of 9.2% in 2010. In terms of energy mix, India relies heavily on coal (over 50%), oil (30%) and natural gas (over 10%). Although India is home to 20 nuclear reactors in six power plants, nuclear power supplies only 1% of India’s energy needs, and less than 3% of electricity. India has ambitious plans to expand its nuclear power capacity. Five additional power stations (with nine reactors) are under construction. Once online, these reactors would more than double India’s nuclear power capacity."