Written submission on behalf of the applicants (Shivpal Bhagat & Others) to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) report, April 16, 2021.

This report reveals the current status of compliance of India's coal-power fleet with respect to implementation of 2015 water norms. It highlights how the water-guzzling coal-power industry is ignoring water regulations with high non-compliance observed in the sector even after six years since the norms were introduced.

India implemented an automated pollution monitoring system in the last decade in order to improve compliance and enforcement of pollution norms in industries. This move triggered most industries to install continuous emission monitoring systems.

Much of India’s 33 gigawatts (GW) of coal-fired power capacity currently under construction and another 29GW in the preconstruction stage will end up stranded, according to a new briefing note by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).

Carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) technologies are set to play an important role in supporting clean energy transitions in Southeast Asia. CCUS can address emissions from the region’s existing power and industrial assets while underpinning new economic opportunities associated with the production of low-carbon hydrogen and ammonia.

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MEFCC) on May 24, 2021 has rescinded the vide notification G.S.R.157(E), dated February 25, 2019 issued by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change which is regarding prohibition of new red clay brick kilns within 300 kilometers from coal or lignite based thermal power plants

In 2015, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) introduced a notification asking coal-based thermal power plants (TPPs) to comply with stringent emission norms. The TPPs were given a fixed deadline of December 2017 to mandatorily comply with the norms.

The Notification of the Government of India in the erstwhile Ministry of Environment and Forests vide S.O.763 (E), dated the 14thSeptember, 1999, as amended from time to time, the Central Government, issued directions for restricting the excavation of top soil for manufacturing of bricks and promoting the utilisation of fly ash in the manufactur

Clean power is a must in today’s climate stressed world. Therefore, there is a clear need to strengthen the policy mechanisms to incentivize cleaner power and bring in deterrence mechanisms to check non-implementation.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Kulwant Singh & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 07/04/2021.

The issue for consideration is the remedial action for violation of environmental norms by Talwandi Sabo Power Limited (TSPL), Mansa, Punjab, resulting in damage to the soil, apart from air pollution.

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