Life under the cloud of industrialisation: Insights from a public perception survey in Thoothukudi district

Fri, 02/11/2018 - 16:29

The concentration of chemical industries and thermal power plants in the industrial taluks of Thoothukudi district leads to a mixture of several contaminating sources. Based on a survey on wellbeing, and impacts on agriculture and water, we found an overall negative association between industrialisation and quality of life in the public mind.

Current News - Volume 3, Issue 10: October 2018

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 16:36


  • A Note on Standby power (Part 2)
  • India targets 100 GW installed capacity of solar energy by 2022
  • Consumer Focus - Consumer Grievance Redressal Forum Case (CGRF)
  • Solar, a key option in the Saudi renewable energy strategy.
  • ECC Voice - Procedure for obtaining Agriculture service connection (Tamil).

Plus Publications/Cases:

  • Renewables 2018 Global Status Report, October, 2018 
  • Central Electrical Authority Annual Report, October, 2018

Current News - Volume III, Issue 9, September 2018

Mon, 01/10/2018 - 16:35


  • Ceiling fans: Selection Criteria and Energy Efficiencies (Part 2)
  • New solar policy in the works in Tamil Nadu.
  • Maharashtra ready to unveil energy calculator.
  • Consumer Focus - Consumer Grievance Redressal Forum Case (CGRF)
  • By 2023 LED Lighting Market is Expected to Reach $70 Billion.
  • ECC Voice - Precautions to prevent accidents during the rainy season (Do's and Dont's) (Tamil) (Part 2).

Plus Publications/Cases:


Current News - Volume III, Issue 8, August 2018

Sat, 01/09/2018 - 16:32

1. Ceiling fans: Selection criteria and energy efficiencies
2. Secret of Tamil Nadu’s energy: Wind and Water
3. EESL’s big challenge: Make cheaper, evolved electric vehicles 
4. Consumer Focus - Consumer Grievance Redressal Forum Case (CGRF) 
5. ECC Voice - Precautions to prevent accidents during the rainy season (Do's and Dont's) (Tamil)

Plus Publications/Cases:


Water Consumption data from Thermal Power Plants

Fri, 10/08/2018 - 20:36

In a thermal power plant (TPP), water is used for various purposes such as in the boiler, cooling system, and coal and ash handling systems, with the bulk of the quantity being used in the cooling system. As per Environment (Protection) Amendment Rules, 2017, notified by the Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), all new plants installed after January 1, 2017, should not consume more than 3m3/MWh power produced.

Workshop on Energy Finance

Fri, 10/08/2018 - 20:35

Investment in infrastructure plays a critical role in ensuring a country’s development. It is perceived that growth in infrastructure will establish a better economy and create a more equitable world. This, however, has led to a significantly greater demand on natural resources for energy, water, and food. These infrastructure projects, which have been the main cause for rapid urbanization, have also been implicated in reports of increasing environmental damage and weakening human rights.