NEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Union ministry of environment, forest and climate change (MoEFCC) to not grant environmental clearance for any new thermal power plant

The MoEF had on December 7, 2015 issued a notification revising the standards for coal-based thermal power plants across the country that aimed to reduce emissions such as sulphur dioxide, nitrogen

BHOPAL: Leader of Opposition Ajay Singh shot letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union minister for Energy RK Singh and chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan bringing to their notice the agitat

Threat of closure of state-run coal-fired thermal power plants looms large following tough environmental norms for curbing carbon emission enforced by Ministry of Environment and Forests.

Exposure to household burning emissions and coal combustion were the main reasons behind 75 per cent of air pollution-related deaths in India in 2015 which came chiefly from rural areas, reveals a

Capacity utilisation of thermal power plants remained subdued in April-December period this fiscal at 59.7 per cent even as the electricity demand grew at 5.8 per cent, rating agency Icra said.

Power procurement cost is likely to increase by around nine paise or 2-4% per unit as Coal India Limited (CIL) has raised non-cooking coal or thermal coal prices.

The NGT was hearing separate pleas filed by Shantanu Sharma, Anupam Raghav, Sandplast (India) Ltd and others seeking utilisation of the fly ash as per 1999, 2003 and 2009 notifications issued by th

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Shantanu Sharma Vs Union of India & Others dated 03/01/2018 regarding utilization of ash generated by the thermal power plants. NGT directs the States and Union Territory to submit their action plan for utilization of ash produced and generated by the power plants in terms of the notifications dated 14-09-1999, 27- 08-2003 and 03-11-2009.

The government should consider allowing domestic coal to be used in imported coal-based thermal power plants to reduce the dependency on the dry fuel bought from other countries, says a Parliamentary Committee report.

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