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

Coal is the most important source of electricity across the world. In India, 70 per cent of the power comes from coal. And India’s power sector is seen as being one of the most polluting sectors of Indian industry. Under the rationale of the “need for power”, even the most inefficient and polluting plants are reportedly allowed to operate, even as many more new plants are scheduled to come up. 

What is the real picture of this crucial sector? What is the track record of Indian thermal plants in terms of efficiency, pollution, fly ash and water management? What must be done to make sure that thermal power plants in India meet energy requirements but do not cost us the environment? 

Centre for Science and Environment’s Green Rating Programme brings you the results of the first ever comprehensive rating of environmental performance of the Indian coal- and lignite-based thermal power industry.

Press Conference:

Saturday, February 21, 2015, 12 noon
CSE office, Core 6A, 4th floor, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi
(Results of the study will be embargoed till 4.00 PM, February 21, 2015)

Study Release:

Saturday, February 21, 2015, 4.00 PM
Jacaranda, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi


Please see enclosed card for more details of the Study Release.

Media registration is free and on-site. 
For more information, please contact Anupam Srivastava, / 0091-9910093893 


About the Green Rating Project
The green rating is an independent study, which is based on extensive surveys of plant sites and analysis of data under the guidance of a panel of industry and academic experts. It, therefore, has the credibility to drive performance change. In the past, GRP has rated India’s major industrial sectors including steel, cement, automobile, chlor-alkali and pulp and paper. CSE has found these ratings to be an effective tool to drive environmental improvement in industry. We hope we will make a similar contribution to promoting green companies and to encourage sustainable industrialisation through this study.