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India may extend power projects’ emission deadline to December 2019

Source: Mint, Date: February , 2017

Mint, New Delhi, Feb  2017: The environment ministry is likely to defer the implementation of the stringent emission norms that may have resulted in higher electricity tariffs, by two years to December 2019, in a move that would bring succour to nearly two-thirds of India’s power projects. The ministry of environment, forest and climate change (MoEFCC) has decided to amend the Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986, with the Environment (Protection) Amendment Rules, 2015, wherein the deadline to meet the strict norms for emissions of particulate matter (PM), sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, mercury and reduced water usage by coal-fuelled thermal power plants was fixed as December 2017. In India, the biggest emitter of greenhouse gases after the US and China, 61% of the installed power generation capacity of 3,10,005 MW is fuelled by coal.

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