An Environment Ministry official said that from next year, India has planned to reduce the level of emissions of all the old power plants to national standards by 2022.
It has been planned to reduce the emission levels of all old power plants from 2022, according to the Ministry of Environment. Union Environment Secretary C. K. Mishra said that the “old” plants could be closed.
“When it comes to solving the issues of climate change, the first thing is that there is one issue that is an issue … in the background of the Paris Agreement, declared by NDC (nationally determined contribution) by India, till now For me, already ambitious. “But, development is imperative, and India is one of the fastest growing economies, therefore due to development, the level of emissions has increased. Therefore, the story of India and the story is responsible development,” he said.
Mishra said during the inaugural edition of ‘The Earth Dialogues’ on Wednesday that it has been organized by the Public Advocacy Firm here. He also discussed the road ahead for the government in the clean energy sector. “We have a plan, in which, after 2019 and till 2022, the level of emissions of all the old power plants will be brought to the national standards. There may be some closures which are very old but the rest will be done,” Mishra said.
The Secretary said that state-run National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) is working in a large number of renovated works in old plants. “It’s a time-consuming process and it takes about 18 months to one of these additions,” he said.
Mishra said that if the emission reduction is favorable, then the emission scenario will improve when the emission norms for boilers and technology are implemented.
Thermal and other fossil fuel based power plants are one of the main causes of air pollution. They said, “It is good to do so, because the cost of doing so is not very much.” The Secretary said that Badarpur Thermal Power Plant has remained “closed” in Delhi and it will be operated only in the case of “extremely important power situation” in the national capital.
“For example, Badarpur plant is closed, we are holding it, and will work in the case of very important power situation in Delhi. Next year, anyway, we are shutting it down because we have an alternative system they are being made, “he said. In Bawana, gas power plant is running at 20 percent capacity. Mishra said that there are two units of 750 MW each. “By next month, the first unit of 750 MW will be fully operational on full capacity gas.” Gas is a very deer fuel, “he said.
Mishra said that Paris has its own way of negotiating, “What about the 2020 commitments?” 2015 Paris Agreement is an agreement to deal with the emission, adaptation and financing of greenhouse gas emissions starting in 2020 within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Global action plan has been prepared to stop the world from the agreement. By limiting global warming, dangerous climate change is below two degrees Celsius.
“There are two factors after the Paris agreement: technology needs to be shared by developing countries, and climate finance must be new and specific,” he said.