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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?

The presentation can be accessed at: 

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


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.  


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.


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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Regulation applicable to whole of India except few north eastern states

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.


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.

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A clean environment makes perfect business sense

The Green Rating Project (GRP) assesses, and makes public, the environmental performance of companies within a sector in India. It aims to reduce the impact of industrial activity on the environment.

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Green Leaves Award

The award is given by CSE in recognition of the rating achieved by industries on the basis of their environmental performance in various sectors covered under Green Rating Project. 

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Work Overview

The Green Rating Project (GRP) is an effort to rate industrial units within a specific sector on the basis of their environment friendliness. The project aims at encouraging companies to adopt better environment management policies. Environment risk liability is an issue that is gaining increasing attention in Indian company’s boardroom.

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The Centre for Science and Environment has lauded the move. The ministry of environment, forests and climate change has drafted new emission and water consumption standards for thermal power plants. In


Heat on Power

First-ever environmental impact study of India’s coal thermal power sector, covering 47 plants with 55% of the country‘s thermal electricity capacity – “Heat on Power” 

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BEST AVAILABLE TECHNIQUES for Indian Iron and Steel Sector

This document briefly lists the best available techniques (BAT) for design, technology and operational performance of the Indian Iron and Steel sector. For each technique under different iron and steel manufacturing processes, the Indian best practice and the global best practice has been presented. The Indian best practice figures represent the values observed from the Centre for Science and Environment’s Green Rating Project (GRP) study of the sector in India for the year 2009-10.

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Into The Furnace

This latest book is on the environment status of the Indian Steel Sector.

Based on CSE's recent environmental rating done of major iron and steel plants of India, we have rated 21 top Indian steel companies in this book, from the Private as well as the Public Sector.

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Down To Earth

Delhi’s coal conundrum

Should Badarpur thermal power plant in Delhi be allowed to operate?

Dark future for coal

India is pushing for more coal-based power generation but recent reports raise serious concerns over the viability of coal-fired plants

Figure it out yourself

A striking fact about water in India is the lack of reliable data about all its aspects: total potential, available supply and demand

Companies fined heavily for mining over limit in Odisha

 State authorities send notices to 103 mines
Odisha's department of steel and mines has slapped a fine of Rs 67,900 crore on companies operating 103 mines in the Koira and Joda mining circles of Sundargarh and Keonjhar districts, respectively for mining more mineral than permitted.

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