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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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Nirmala Sitharaman suggests a ₹4,400 crore solution to Delhi pollution in Budget 2020

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 3, 2020

Citing that pollution as a matter of concern, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman allocated ₹4,400 crore for National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) for the year 2020-21 in Union Budget 2020. Central government will also encourage states that are formulating and implementing...

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Adani, NTPC Sought Extension Of Deadlines To Curb Coal Plant Emissions

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 8, 2020

Top Indian coal-fired power generators Adani Power and NTPC Ltd have sought two-to-three-year extensions of deadlines to install emissions-cutting equipment at some plants, according to documents reviewed by Reuters, even as the country battles rampant pollution. The requests...

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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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Thermax wins Rs 431 crore order for two FGD systems in Jharkhand

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 2, 2020

Energy and environment solutions provider Thermax Ltd said on Tuesday it has concluded an order of Rs 431 crore from a public-private joint venture power company to set up two flue gas desulphurisation (FGD) systems at its thermal power plant in Jharkhand. The customer will...

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98 per cent state, 96 per cent private power plants yet to process Flu-gas desulfurizer (FGDs)

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 12, 2019

Flu-gas desulfurizer (FGD) is far from seeing the light of day in 98 per cent of the state-owned and 96 per cent of the private sector thermal power units. A ministry of environment, forest and climate change (MoEFCC)-mandated technology, the FGD controls toxic sulphur...

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India's fight against air pollution could increase greenhouse gas emissions

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 10, 2019

India’s fight against deadly air pollution may come with an unintended consequence: increased emissions of greenhouse gases. Government-mandated pollution control devices for coal-fired power plants, which reduce deadly sulfur-dioxide pollution, could also boost carbon...

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JSPL's EPC arm joins hands with German emissions control systems major

By : sustainabilityo..., May 26, 2017

Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) has announced a technical cooperation agreement of its arm Power Plants Engineers Limited and German emission control systems major - VPC GmbH....

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