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CSE's Industry and Environment Unit addresses an array of environmental issues related to Indian industries. It conducts research and advocacy on the impact of industrial pollution and provides training in related issues.

India’s Energy Policy for the “Aam Aadmi” – Is it time for a change?

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

Model District Mineral Foundation (Trust) Rules,2015

Model Rules to work for the interest and benefit of persons, and areas affected by mining and related operations.
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Workshop on improving Energy efficiency & Environmental Performance of Thermal Power Plants

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.  

Workshop on Continuous Emission Monitoring System (CEMS)

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.

How to reduce emissions in coal based power plants?

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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Environment ministry releases draft notification mandating use of only fly ash bricks in construction

Regulation applicable to whole of India except few north eastern states


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Better methods to account for water’s value could improve corporate decision making, strengthen economic growth and ensure healthier ecosystems, according to a new report by WWF. The report, The Value



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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Training Programs & Capacity Building

EIA wind power projects

As of 2012, India has exploited only 18% of its total wind power potential.

Down To Earth

Supriya Sule joins Parliament panel on science and technology; panel to submit report on Bill that gives easy access to GM crops in three months
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