Reports

Decommissioning of coal based thermal power plants - a baseline study report

Thu, 09/09/2021 - 09:14

As of today, India has 35,949 MW of power plant infrastructure that is more than 25-years-old and are bound to be decommissioned in the near future. Thus, each Indian state needs an action plan for the decommissioning of a thermal power plant. This report is a baseline study that guides to design a localised statutory framework to minimise the impact of the decommissioning process on surrounding communities & the environment.

 

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Alternatives to Geoengineering Technology for use in India

Tue, 31/08/2021 - 16:00

The term “geoengineering” refers to a set of technologies that counteract the effects of anthropogenic climate change by deliberately intervening in Earth systems. Deliberately altering climate and the catastrophic effects it could have is truly frightening. So, what are the alternatives that can counteract the effects of climate change without resorting to geoengineering?

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Why and how to adopt a sustainable lifestyle: a stepwise guide

Fri, 13/08/2021 - 14:50

While systemic changes are key to combating greenhouse gas emission, sustainable lifestyles also help achieve reductions.  While the general notion is that individual behavioural changes have little effect, in fact they do add up to make a difference. These guidelines help you adopt a sustainable lifestyle by reflecting, switching & demanding systemic changes for a better future.

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Behind the labels

Fri, 06/08/2021 - 17:06

A CAG study in 5 cities in Tamil Nadu on compliance of plastic packaging used for food products with recycling labelling as required by BIS. The study also seeks to understand if the information provided is accessible and useful to consumers through a perception survey. The study found that recycling labels rarely provide all the information required as per law and that most of them are hard to locate, read, and understand. Consumers cannot make an informed choice unless a standard labelling mechanism is set up that is focussed on providing information in an appropriate manner.

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Efficacy of single-use plastic ban in Chennai

Fri, 06/08/2021 - 17:03

A CAG study to assess the status of the single-use plastic ban, two years after it came into force. The study looked at f&b outlets, fruit and vegetable markets and shops across Chennai to document the prevalence of single-use plastic. The study found that single-use plastic continues to be abundant across sectors.

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Buckled up? A report on the assessment of helmet and seat belt law compliance in Chennai.

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 11:28

A study by CAG to analyse compliance with helmet and seatbelt rules in Chennai city. It was found that since its 2017 study, more two-wheeler riders and car drivers were complying with the law. However, pillion and passenger compliance is non-existent. A perception survey among two-wheeler and car users was also carried out, which found that many of them believe they comply with the law when they actually don't. A majority also agreed that stronger penalties and stricter enforcement of the law would help.

 

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A Comprehensive Webinar Report of the Energy Finance Workshop 2021: The Status of Coal Financing in India

Mon, 12/04/2021 - 11:26

In India, coal consumption and production has doubled in the last 15 years. The federal government sees coal as a key driver of economic growth in the coming decades as well. Traditionally, coal mining and coal based power generation have been funded by the public enterprise and operated by the State. The speakers on day one spoke about various topics involving coal financing and they shared their answers to the following questions:

  • How does public financing of coal take place in India and how is it linked to climate change? 
  • What role does international financing institutions play in funding coal in India? 
  • How can the banking sector redeem itself in bringing about “just transition” in the Indian energy sector?
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