The Government of India has come out with guidelines for undertaking pilot projects for using green hydrogen in the steel sector.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Dasarathi Sethi & Others Vs State of Odisha & Others dated 19/01/2024.

The matter related to Kamanda Steel Plant, Sambalpur operating its steel plant in violation of environmental norms. And the plant does not possess pollution control devices.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Sushovan Saw Vs MoEF& Others dated 05/01/2024.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Sudhansu Sekhar Patra & Others Vs State of Odisha dated 22/11/2023.

The matter related to pollution by industrial establishments in Sundargarh mainly iron and steel industries.

NGT directed notice to be issued to 11 industrial establishments in addition to Odisha State Pollution Control Board; District Magistrate, Sundargarh; Central Pollution Control Board and Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), Bhubaneswar.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Awadhesh Kumar Pandey Vs State of Jharkhand & Others dated 03/10/2023.

The matter related to pollution caused by M/s. D. D. Steel & Power Limited. It was alleged that highly polluting industrial effluents were being discharged directly into the air and nearby drains and fields also inflicting damage to local flora.

The Breakthrough Agenda Report 2023 is an annual collaboration between the International Energy Agency (IEA), the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the United Nations Climate Change High-Level Champions, focused on supporting stronger international collaboration to drive faster reductions in global greenhouse gas emissions.

A clear definition of green steel is crucial for steelmakers to start investing in the right technologies, this new joint report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) and JMK Research & Analytics finds.

The ‘Low-carbon Technology packages in Mini Steel Plants: A Compendium’ demonstrates solutions for sponge iron units, electric induction furnace, electric arc furnace, and steel re-rolling mills, including composite mills.

Achieving a circular steel sector requires improved material and process efficiency; increased steel recycling; and the adoption of renewable energy sources for steel production. This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the challenges and opportunities associated with improving circularity in the sector.

Industrial emission accounts for about one-third of all global anthropogenic CO2 emissions and are expected to grow rapidly, with major contribution from developing economies. In India, the industrial sector is the largest and fastest-growing energy end-use sector and is expected to be the single largest source of CO2 emissions by 2040.

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