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Indonesian Stakeholder Roundtable Summary: Regulating Emissions for Coal-based Power Sector

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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Indonesia's Coal Power Emission Norms: Lessons from India and China

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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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: Using the National Clean Energy Fund to Clean Coal Power Plants

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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BAT report: Clearing the Air: Pollution Control Technology for coal based Power Plants


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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Stakeholder Workshop Summary: New Environment norms for the Power Sector

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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Policy Brief: Shutting old capacity – The 34 GW question

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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Discusses the environmental, economic and technical parameters that can be used to identify power plant units which have exceeded their design life for retirement

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New Environmental Norms: Way forward

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). 

Do hills need Landfills? The need for Zero Landfill Cities in North East India

Book Release: 'Not in My Backyard'- 10th August, 2016, Guwahati, Assam

What direction should waste management take in North East India? What does the future hold in store? Are landfills the answer? Is Waste-to-energy technology still a good bet? Why segregation is the key? These are some of the questions that come to our minds when thinking about the fragile ecosystem of North East India.

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Date: August 10, 2016

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