May 29, 2022 Going by coal stocks in thermal power stations (TPPs), India’s current power crisis is unlikely to be resolved soon. The onset of the southwest monsoon will further hamper mining and transportation of coal from mines to power stations. At the start of May 2022, non-pithead power stations have only six days of […]
With a capacity of 2,920 megawatts, the Chandrapur Super Thermal Power Station (CSTPS), around 150kms south of Nagpur in Maharashtra – is one of the state’s biggest and oldest power stations in the state. Some units at CSTPS were inaugurated in the mid-80s while the latest addition was in 2016; with no unit complying with […]
JSW Utkal Steel Limited, an Indian steel company, has proposed an integrated steel plant for the production of 13.2 MTPA crude steel near the Paradip port in Jagatsinghpur district, Odisha, India. The steel plant is proposed to have a 900 MW captive power plant, a 10 MTPA cement plant and captive jetties with a capacity […]
With India’s infamous air pollution levels gaining traction from the global press and local activists, the Centre, in January 2019, launched the country’s first National Clean Air Programme with an intent to improve the country’s air quality on a war footing. Goals were set on – key amongst them was to reduce PM2.5 levels by […]
This report produced with Poovulagin Nanbargal and Asar, we looked at status of emission and FGD (Flue Gas Desulphurisation) installations at coal-based power plants in Tamil Nadu. The report also assessed the public data availability and quality of OCEMS (Online Continuous Emission Monitoring System) made available by the power plants and Tamil Nadu Pollution Control […]
A new report released by CREA and TransitionZero looks at electricity demand and supply in Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh, where close to 75 GW of excess fossil fuel capacity can be phased out without affecting the reliability of electricity supply in these countries.
Coal-based power plants are a major source of air pollution in India. After notification of emission standards for coal plants in December 2015, it’s been six years of sluggish implementation of the same resulting in huge health and economic damage costs. The report “Health and Economic Impacts of Unabated Coal Power Generation in Delhi-NCR” attempts […]
The recent announcement by the Indian Government to auction coal blocks to private companies for commercial use of coal gathered mixed reactions from various stakeholders. Some called it a long awaited major reform. However, State governments of Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra opposed the auction by either registering their concern via a letter or a legal […]
The report “Impact of COVID-19 led lockdown on Air Pollution Levels in Bengaluru” analyses the local air quality data from 26 locations in Bengaluru, India and looks at local sources of pollution to understand variations and linkages in pollution levels and sources of pollution before and during the COVID-19 led lockdown.