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India enough limestone to help coal-based thermal power plants meet new emission norms: CSE report

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 1, 2020

India has enough reserves of limestone to enable thermal power plants to install flue gas desulphurization (FGD) systems by 2022 in order to meet the new emission norms for the sector, says a new report released online on Tuesday by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)....

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CERC Order Makes Biomass Generated Power Formula driven

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 28, 2020

In an important development for power producers generating power using biomass, the CERC (Central Electricity Regulatory Commission) took suo motu cognizance, and issued its guidelines for estimation of power generation using biomass at coal fired plants. This became relevant...

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Punjab pushes for extension of deadline for installation of FGDs at power plants

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 7, 2020

The Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has recommended to the central authorities to extend the deadline for the installation of fuel gas desulphurization(FGD) units at the thermal power plants in the state. The deadline for the same expired on December 31, but none of the...

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Pollution regulator threatens to shut 14 thermal plants over emission norms

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 6, 2020

Taking a strict view of thermal power stations’ failure to meet emission standards, the Central Pollution Control Board (CBCB) has issued warnings to 14 plants across six states of the country. In a notice dated January 31, a day before Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman...

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Punjab: State-owned thermal power plants miss deadline for FGD norms

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 6, 2020

Even as the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) had issued directives to the state-owned thermal power plants in the state to install the fuel gas desulphurization (FGD) units by December 31, to cut down on the sulphur emissions, both Ropar and Lehra Mohabatt power plants...

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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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