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India faces a huge energy deficit, with millions of households without power for basic lighting or cooking, and coal power is essential for the next few decades to resolve this energy crisis, to address the issue of energy access, which is just as important as the environmental problems of unclean power.

Centre for Science and Environment believes that we need to push for renewables – not because we can afford to do without coal, but because it is the urgent requirement to address the looming climate change concerns. At the same time, it is equally important is to clean up our coal power sector so that it does not destroy the environment and take human lives. This entails shutting down old and inefficient power plants, and reducing emissions from the remaining



video Discussion on the new amendment to TPP emission standards notification 2015 in India,15th April 2021

Sunil Dahiya, Analyst, Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA) Nivit Kumar Yadav, Programme Director - Industrial Pollution Unit, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)

video The Energy Policy of India: Interview with Shantanu Dixit

Shantanu Dixit, group coordinator, Prayas Energy Group, has been working in the power sector in the field of analysis and advocacy from 1992. He has worked on a range of power sector-related issues


After an unusually dry and warm winter India looks at a low rabi yield, all due to changed Western Disturbances

Some blah about the Budget
Persevering a seemingly unexciting and freaking topic the Union Budget 2023–24 to understand why the boring is buzzing and why is it important for our kids and our environment.



CSE persevering for cleaner coal-based power sector in India

CSE expects coal to be a dominant share till battery costs drop in India. So cleaning coal to avoid local pollution becomes undebatable objective. CSE is working with coal-based thermal power sector since 2011 to achieve this. CSE highlighted the poor performance and need for regulations in Feb 2015 through it publication 'Heat on Power'. This spurred wide debates amongst the stakeholders.