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Coal is all about energy security, says coal minister in CSE's global conference

New Delhi, March 17, 2016: “The issue of coal is really an issue of energy security. India has reserves of coal which it needs to tap to provide energy to its people and to propel its development agenda. At the same time, it is committed to using this coal cleanly and sustainably,” said Piyush Goyal, the Union minister for power, coal and new and renewable energy, addressing the opening session of a three-day international conference on coal-based power, which began here today.

Efficient, real-time pollution monitoring and reporting system is a must for the coal energy sector: CSE conference on coal-based power draws to a close

New Delhi, March 19, 2016: Centre for Science and Environment’s (CSE) international conference on energy drawn from coal – titled Coal-based power: Confronting the environmental challenges – drew to a close here today, with the delegates agreeing on the criticality of having an efficient pollution monitoring and reporting system for the sector, which is being castigated across the world for its severe impacts on environment.  

Mercury pollution of India

Mercury, a very toxic and dangerous substance, has severely contaminated land, water, air and the food chain throughout India.

CSE unveils results of the 2nd Green Rating of the Pulp and paper industry

September 30, 2004  Pulp and paper industry rated for the second time by CSE. The rating pushes companies to improve their environmental performance The second rating of the pulp and paper sector shows visible improvements in environmental performance of large companies. CSE’s data shows that industry can work to provide jobs and a growth model -- it can provide employment to 0.55 million farming families just from tree plantation, and can make India a pulp-surplus country. The credibility of the rating works as a reputational incentive to drive change in the sector.

Cement industry 'green' only when it suits its pocket, says CSE rating study

New Delhi, December 16, 2005: The cement industry, the country’s second largest excise duty payer (after tobacco industry) and potentially very polluting, has been awarded the Three Leaves Award by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). This sector, which has major environmental impacts, has received higher marks than the three sectors rated previously by CSE – pulp and paper, chlor-alkali and automobiles.

CFL is a leapfrog option for India as it increases efficiency, but the lack of regulations is jeopardising the programme

New Delhi, February 4, 2009: The burgeoning compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) sector in India is faced with some key concerns, and the most critical of them is the problem of disposal of mercury used in CFLs: this was the consensus at a Round Table meeting on the sector, organised here today by the New Delhi-based research and advocacy organisation, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE).

The Greenest Paper Mill in India

JULY 18, 1999 The Greenest Paper Mill in India The Centre for Science and Environment releases the results of its Green Rating Project on the Pulp and Paper Industry