CAT has worked with Urban Emissions on emissions of coal fired thermal power plants in India. A report titled “Coal Kills – an assessment of death and disease caused by India’s dirtiest energy source” was generated in 2013 as an outcome of this collaborative work. Under this report assessment on the operational coal fired thermal power plants in India was undertaken. The level of pollution emitted, the lack of regulations to control the emissions, health impacts of this negligent governance, and information gaps have been studied and published under this report.
Please read the report Coal Kills – an assessment of death and disease caused by India’s dirtiest energy source here (hyperlink)
In December, 2014, another report “Coal Kills: health impacts of air pollution from India’s coal power expansion” was released with a new emissions and pollution analysis, for all the new and proposed plants to come online through 2030. This again had health as the primary indicator, with one key message that a mandate for flue gas desulfurization (FGD) for all the power plants is a must, if we want to promote clean energy and clean environment.
Please read the report Coal Kills: health impacts of air pollution from India’s coal power expansion here (hyperlink)