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June 2017

The policy brief summaries the proceedings and recommendations emerging from the stakeholder roundtable organized in Jakarta, Indonesia on the roadmap for emissions control from coal-based power sector.  It identifies immediate action steps to be urgently executed in order to address key challenges and to expedite introduction of new emissions standards in the country. 

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May 2017

The report analyses pollution performance of the coal-based power sector in Indonesia and presents suggestions for possible new emission norms, drawing upon the Indian and Chinese experience in the area. Significantly, it suggests several parameters – age, size and geographical concentration of the power plants to devise new emissions standards for Indonesia.

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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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Feb. 2017

A policy suggestion on how the NCEF funds can play an instrumental role to clean the coal-based power sector. Its impact is discussed and a financial analogy is made in accordance with the demands and requirements of the new environment norms that the coal sector has to abide. 

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November 24, 2016

This report gives a brief on various technological options that are available to meet the new environmental norms by the coal-based thermal power stations. 

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Sep 2016

This is a briefing on the stakeholder’s response over the new standards that Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF&CC) announced regarding coal-based thermal power plants. The details of the conference and the conclusion derived from the discussion are explained in the report. 

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The report has analysed the efficiency, tariff of power, availability, load factor, water withdrawal, etc. of power stations that has passed their design life and draws certain criterion limits based on which retirement/replacement of such power stations can be done.

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October 5, 2016: Centre for Science and Environment conducted a meeting on September 7, 2016 to arrive at a roadmap to expedite the implementation of the recently notified environmental standards for coal-based power station by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC). 

July 18, 2016: Centre for Science and Environment organized a roundtable to discuss the technical parameters to be considered to retire plants which has exceeded their design life and performing inefficiently. 

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July 8, 2016: Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) organized a roundtable inviting pollution control equipment manufacturers on Thursday to discuss various technology options available to meet the recently notified emission limiting standards for coal based power plants. The meeting was attended by 32 participants from 18 companies. 

An International Conference: Confronting Environmetal challenge

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The Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry organised the eighth edition of  "Energy and Environment Conclave" on 28th August 2015 at ITC Sonar, Kolkata. With the theme of "Power for India in milieu of Climate change", the conclave invited Dr. Sunita Narain, Director General, CSE and other eminent personalities across Government, Industries and Civil Societies. 
 

Dr. Sunita Narain took the Strategic track and Valedictory session on India's Energy Policy for the "Aam Aadmi" – Is it time for a change?

 

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Heat on Power – From resource efficiency to environmental footprint. How green are our thermal power plants?  

 

The excerpt of the conclave can be accessed at: 
Power for India in milieu of Climate change

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August 4, 2015: Green Rating Team of the Centre for Science and Environment along with JSW Energy Limited conducted a one-day workshop (July 28, 2015) at Barmer to discuss best practices and key issues in efficiency and environment management practices of coal fired power plants.  

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July 25, 2015: A one-day workshop was organized by the Green Rating Team on Tuesday to discuss the technical issues, protocols and methodologies for adoption of CEMS in India. The workshop was attended by stakeholders from NGOs, pollution control board and industry.

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Inefficient coal-based power plants are the major threats for our environment. This article highlights the Indian scenario and suggests how we can reduce emissions from such plants

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June 30, 2015

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday blocked one of the Obama administration’s most ambitious environmental initiatives, an Environmental Protection Agency regulation meant to limit emissions of mercury and other toxic pollutants from coal-fired power plants.

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June 23, 2015: The GRP team together with the CSE’s Media Resource Centre organized a two day media briefing workshop on June 17-18, 2015 at Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh. The workshop brought together more than 35 journalists from four states - Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. 

May 12, 2015

Central pollution control Board (CPCB) had identified 43 critically polluted area in the country using its comprehensive environmental pollution index (CEPI) in December, 2009.

April 7, 2015: As part of its policy advocacy to improve the environmental performance of the India’s coal based thermal power sector, the GRP team organized a half day roundtable in Mumbai to engage key stakeholders from the private sector. The meeting included participants from - project financing institutions, advisory firms, credit rating agencies, power companies, EPC contractors, equipment suppliers and eminent researchers working on the sector.

April 13, 2015: The GRP team associated in a 3-days media briefing programme organized by the CSE‘s Media Resource Centre in Chhattisgarh. Nearly 40 journalists from 7 states: Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh (UP), Madhya Pradesh (MP), West Bengal, Orissa, participated in the event.

March 15, 2015: Following the release of CSE’s rating of the coal based thermal power plants in India, Shri. Kodikunnil Suresh and three other members of parliament raised a question in the Lok Sabha on March 12, 2015.

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On March 12, 2015, Shri Ritabrata Banerjee, MP Rajya Sabha asked the environment minister if the thermal power sector is the “worst polluting one” and what measures have been taken by the government to curb the pollution caused by them. 

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  • Centre for Science and Environment’s (CSE) Green Rating Project releases its analysis and rating of India’s coal-based thermal power plants

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 The business of paper manufacturing has been an environmentalist’s nightmare. CSE had rated this industry's performance twice (in 1999 and 2004) and found them wanting on many counts. We continue to track India’s large scale pulp and paper industry. Our 2014 report, published in the form of a fact sheet, concludes the industry has made creditable improvements on several fronts, but it still has a long way to go.

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Sponge iron process will dominate Indian Steel Sector very soon. But its manufacturing process, based on coal, is highly polluting. The repercussions are already visible near sponge iron factories. Public rage is widespread.

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Health and safety is the achilles' heel of the Indian steel sector. The fatality rate of this sector is one of the hieghest in the world.

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Steel industry is complex and highly pollution intensive. Way ahead, the sector is growing rapidly, so at every stage of steel making, better efficiency and pollution control is inevitable.

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Closer scrutiny by NGO Centre for Science and Environment, however, shows the process is not quite as CO2 emission-free as claimed

Early in May, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) announced the discovery of a new method of producing steel that is free of CO2 emissions. The process, known as molten oxide electrolysis (MOE), was initially employed to generate oxygen. The product generated was oxygen and, astonishingly, steel.

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Fast-expanding steel industry yet to find an effective way to reuse its waste product, slag

The road to Tarkera village in Rourkela offers an unusual sight: grey hillocks amid lush green hills. The strange addition to the landscape is slag, a waste product of the steel industry, which has piled up over decades.

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Date: 5 November 2012

State-owned steel giant’s profits are found increasingly because of raw material (iron ore) subsidies and not due to real economic value addition. This only leads to wastage and poor operational management during steel making, thereby causing higher pollution

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CLSA U Research - Long way to green

Date: 30 October 2012

Faced with limited resources and competition, few Indian mining/metals companies have improved their green footprint. Regular violations of environmental laws and poor safety track records suggest that steelmakers have a long way to go to achieve best-in-class benchmarks.

Stiff regulations, strict enforcement, resource constraints and competitive threats should drive better behaviour. CSE's GRP team explains how increased investor scrutiny can help the green production cause

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From left to right: Mr. Sandipan Mukherjee, Member Sec. WBPCB, Ms. Sunita Narain, DG CSE, Dr. Sudarshan Ghosh Dastidar, Environment Minister, West Bengal, Mr. Chandra Bhushan, DDG, CSE, and Mr. S K Roy, Chief Blast Furnace, Tata Steel Jamshedpur

West Bengal-based steelmakers rank as some of the worst of the lot

India is world's fourth largest steel producer. The demand for iron and steel in the country is growing exponentially owing to rapid industrialization and infrastructural demand.  But steel sector is also highly polluting and is categorized as one of the most polluting sector among 17 sectors identified by Central Pollution Control Board.

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CSE’s Green Rating Project had warned Vizag Steel to shore up its safety measures

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This core sector has a long way to go in meeting environmental norms, finds CSE green rating survey released on eve of World Environment Day

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The project was conceived in the mid- 1990s when Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) director Anil Agarwal visited the United States. He read about the work of a non-governmental organisation (NGO) called the Council of Economic Priorities (CEP), which rated the social and environmental performance of industries in the US.

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