Green calling: Forests from the mines

Srikanth, R (2017) Green calling: Forests from the mines. Deccan Chronicle, 20 February 2017.

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Abstract: Coal continues to be the mainstay of India’s energy, fueling more than 60 per cent of the installed electricity generation capacity in the country, while coal-based power plants produced more than 75 per cent of the + 1100 Billion units (1100 TWh) of electricity generated in FY16. This trend will continue into the foreseeable future, since 80 per cent of the power generation capacity added in the XIIth Plan period (ending next month) till date is coal-based. And, over 90 per cent of the 612 Mt of coal produced in India in FY16 was produced from surface (opencast) mines, which have had a massive and a near-permanent effect on the environment.
Item Type: In the Media
Subjects: School of Natural and Engineering Sciences > Energy
Divisions: Schools > Natural Sciences and Engineering
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2017 10:37
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2017 10:37
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