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Haryana's thermal power plants in NCR to be shut if emission norms not met by 2020: EPCA

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 21, 2019

The Supreme Court-mandated Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority said on Friday Haryana's two coal-based power plants in the national capital region will be shut down if these failed to comply with emission norms by next year. The two thermal power plants...

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Barely Regulated Thermal Power Plants Use Up More Water Than Permitted, RTI Data Show

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 13, 2019

In addition to polluting the air and warming the planet, India’s thermal power plants are consuming excessive amounts of water, in many cases beyond the permissible limits set by the environment ministry, according to information obtained through the Right to Information Act...

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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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