Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Centre for Environment Protection, Research & Development Vs. State of M.P. & Others dated 20/03/2014 regarding pollution levels in the city of Indore. The Tribunal has demanded an explaination from the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas on criteria being adopted by the Ministry for the purpose of selecting cities and towns conversion from BS-II to BS-IV auto fuels.
Accelerated adoption of clean vehicle and fuel policies would save 25 million years of life cumulatively by 2030 and reduce early deaths by more than 210,000 lives in 2030 and the greatest single health gains would occur in China and India by preventing 90,000 early deaths, about 40 percent of the global total. Read more in this new report by ICCT.
Investing in ultra-low-sulfur fuel (ULSF, fuels with less than 10 ppm sulfur content) and clean vehicle technologies in India will not come without costs. But the benefits of these investments, in terms of reduced healthcare costs and higher productivity, far outweigh the costs. This paper discusses these issues in detail.
Study of refining capability requirements, corresponding capital investment requirements, and per-liter refining costs to transition to ultra-low sulfur gasoline and diesel fuel in India, Mexico, Brazil and China.