For the past few years, CSE has been working in Indonesia to support implementation of new emission norms for thermal power sector.
CSE has been studying the coal-based thermal power sector in India since 2011. The work started as an off shoot of the UNDP’s The Green Ratings Project (GRP), one of the millennium development goal projects.
Report flags erratic coal supply, institutional challenges; suggests closing old thermal power units
A recent report says that there is economic merit in closing down such power plants to meet the Paris goals
The dismissal by Punjab power commission will not only stall implementation of pollution control norms at the plant but also set a wrong example for others
Lesley Sloss is Principal Environmental Consultant at Clean coal centre, International Energy Agency, United Kingdom. Sloss's areas of expertise include emissions and effects of coal power; ash management; mine reclamation; legislation and control; and controlling mercury emissions from power plants
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
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.
Date: July 27, 2018
Date: May 8, 2018