Tags: coal-based power sector

Ambitious plans to reduce GHG emissions in coal sector needed to tackle climate change: CSE

India’s coal-based thermal power sector is one of the country’s biggest emitters of CO2 (carbon dioxide). It spews out 1.1 gigatonne (Gt, or 1,100 million tonnes) of CO2 every year – this is 2.5 per cent of global GHG emissions, one-third of India’s GHG emissions, and around 50 per cent of India’s fuel-related CO2 emissions. “Coal use by […]

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India can save up to Rs. 54,000 cr replacing coal plants with renewables: Greenpeace

The country can save up to Rs 54,000 crore in power costs and reduce air pollution by replacing expensive coal plants with renewables, according to a new analysis by Greenpeace India. The analysis compared 2015-2016 tariff data published by the Central Electricity Authority with an “assumed” renewable energy tariff of Rs 3/kWh, it claimed in […]

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