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Wheels are turning

Let’s share cars; take a bus or metro; cycle or walk

Early this month, I was in the Delhi High Court, where a battery of lawyers had filed separate petitions against the odd-even scheme of the Delhi government. This is a scheme to ration car usage so that in the critically polluted winter months only half the vehicles are on the road. Their arguments were that the scheme had led to enormous inconvenience and worse, daily pollution data showed no impact on air quality. Cars, they said, were not responsible for pollution. 

Workshop on improving Energy efficiency & Environmental Performance of Thermal Power Plants


Green Rating Team of the Centre for Science and Environment is conducting a one-day workshop in collaboration with JSW Energy Limited at Raj West Power Limited, Barmer (Rajasthan) on 28th July 2015.

The objective of the workshop is to discuss best practices and key issues in efficiency and environment management of coal fired plants.

Schedule: July 28, 2015

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 Date: July 28, 2015

CSE welcomes proposed changes in emission and other norms for thermal power plants

  • Ministry of environment drafts new emission and water consumption standards for the thermal power sector

How power can be cleaned

Coal is an environmentalist’s bugbear. The use of coal to generate energy is the key reason the world is looking at a catastrophic future because of climate change. Recognising this, global civil society has given a rousing call for coal divestment, asking companies, universities and individuals to stop investment in coal thermal power plants. They want coal to go, renewables to be in. And in the interim, clean gas, also a fossil fuel, to be used as a “bridge fuel”. In this scenario any talk of “cleaning” coal to make it less damaging is untenable.

India’s first-ever environmental rating of coal-based power plants finds the sector’s performance to be way below global benchmarks

  • 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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Press Invitation: How ‘green’ is India’s thermal power industry?

CSE to release its Green Rating of coal-fired thermal power plants

47 plants – almost 50% of the industry total – rated by CSE’s Green Rating Programme

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Date: February 21, 2015

Coal politics in an unequal world

Australia is a coal country. It is big business—miners are important in politics and black gold exports dominate the country’s finances. But dirty and polluting coal evokes emotions in environmentally concerned people. Coal-based power provides 40 per cent of the world’s electricity and emits one-third of global carbon dioxide, which is pushing the world to climate change. 

Western Ghats: lessons in protection

Madhav Gadgil and K Kasturirangan are both scientists of great repute. But both are caught up in a controversy on how the Western Ghats—the vast biological treasure trove spread over the states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu—should be protected. First the Ministry of Environment and Forests asked Gadgil to submit a plan for protection of the Ghats. When this was done in mid-2011, the ministry sat on the document for months, refusing to release it even for public discussion.

Fact Sheets

Are environment and forest clearances a hindrance to development in the country?

No, says our study. The study analyses the environment and forest clearances granted during the 11th Five Year Plan, from April 2007 till August 2011.

The pace of such clearances during this period has been unprecedented. 

Click on the below links to find more on the study

 

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