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Thermal plants in Punjab, Haryana to meet 5pc of fuel demand from paddy stubble

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 16, 2018

The Centre and the state governments have agreed to make it mandatory for thermal power plants to meet 5 per cent of their fuel requirement from paddy stubble pellets in Punjab and Haryana to...

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Supreme Court to 57 power plants: Clean up act within 28 months

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 12, 2018

Fifty-seven units of the Centre-owned thermal power plants in the country have been given a deadline of 28 months to meet the emission norms for sulphur oxide and particulate matter. These...

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55 of 77 coal plants in Maharashtra flouting pollution norms

By : sustainabilityo..., Jan 11, 2018

Coal-fired power plants in the state will continue to be a major source of pollution, as 55 of 77 units in the state have failed to takes steps to curb toxic emissions from sulphur dioxide (SO2...

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Power ministry not in favour of retrofitting old plants to meet emission norms

By : sustainabilityo..., Jan 3, 2018

The power ministry is mulling using supercritical power plants to meet new emission norms instead of retrofitting the old polluting units, which could increase their tariff by up to 93 paise per...

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Environment ministry aligns itself with power ministry, seeks relaxed deadline on emission norms for polluting power plants

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 18, 2017

Instead of enforcing new emission standards for polluting coal-based thermal power plants, the Union environment ministry has supported the stand of power ministry in the Supreme Court seeking...

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Take action against thermal plants with no monitoring system: NGT

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 30, 2017

The National Green Tribunal has directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and state pollution control boards to take action against 35 thermal power plants across the country which...

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Thermal power plants in Ganga basin under NGT radar

By : sustainabilityo..., Jul 5, 2017

Thermal power plants discharging effluents in the Ganga basin have come under the radar of the National Green Tribunal which has sought a report on whether they have adequate measures in place...

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India admits it will miss coal emissions targets

By : sustainabilityo..., May 3, 2017

India’s ageing power stations will miss a government deadline to slash their emissions, the country’s power minister has admitted, as he reiterated the country’s longstanding position that the...

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Thermal plants must meet emission norms: Environment ministry

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 31, 2017

Sending a strong message to coal-based power plants across the country, the environment ministry has made it clear that it will neither dilute the emission norms for thermal power plants, as...

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25-yr old power plants to be turned into super critical plants

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 17, 2017

All power plants, which are over 25 years old, will be phased out and converted into 'super critical plants' to augment generation capacity and reduce pollution, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said...

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