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Report: Delayed Deadline - Analysis of coal power sector’s plan to meet new environmental norms


March 2017

This study shows the work in progress in compliance to the new standards for suspended particulate matter (SPM), sulphur dioxide (SO2) and oxide(s) of nitrogen (NOx) notified in December 2015. It is an in-depth analysis of the Central Electricity Authority’s regional power committee’s reports.

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POLICY BRIEF: RESOLVING THE IPR ISSUE DURING HFC PHASE-DOWN

 
In the ongoing negotiations to amend the Montreal Protocol to phase-down the use of hydroflourocarbons (HFCs), Intellectual Property Rights of substitute chemicals—mainly unsaturated HFCs (also called HFOs) and its blends—have become a major point of difference between developed and developing countries. Developing countries have expressed major concerns on this issue as two companies hold most of the patents to these chemicals, creating a monopoly. They have, therefore, asked for clarification and resolution of IPR issues before an amendment to the Montreal Protocol is adopted.

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