Challenges Posed by Phasing Out Coal Use in India

Synopsis: India is considering a proposal to adopt a net-zero emission target. This demands a Phasing out coal use which would pose numerous challenges.  Background: The UN has urged wealthy nations to end Phasing Out Coal use by 2030.  Similarly, a private member bill was introduced in Lok Sabha in March 2021. The bill aims to… Continue reading Challenges Posed by Phasing Out Coal Use in India

Phasing Out Coal in India – Explained, Pointwise

Introduction Coal is the largest source of electricity in the world. Recently, the UN Secretary-General urged wealthy nations to end coal use by 2030. But, about 30% of the primary energy supply of the G20 countries depends on coal. Further, only a negligible decrease in coal use(0.9%) is observed between 2012 and 2017 in G20… Continue reading Phasing Out Coal in India – Explained, Pointwise

Government launches Single Window Clearance Portal of Ministry of Coal

News: Union Home Minister has launched a Single Window Clearance Portal of the Ministry of Coal. Facts: Single Window Clearance Portal: The portal aims to allow successful bidders for coal blocks to be able to obtain all required clearances, including environmental and forest clearances, from a single portal with progress monitoring, instead of having to go to… Continue reading Government launches Single Window Clearance Portal of Ministry of Coal

Coal sector reforms to reduce CO2 emissions

News: Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has conducted a webinar titled “Reducing CO2 footprints of India’s coal-based power sector”. Facts: Coal Sector: Coal Sector Emissions: India’s coal-based thermal power sector is one of the country’s biggest emitters of CO2.It emits 1.1 giga-tonne of CO2 every year; this is 2.5% of global GreenHouse Gas (GHG) emissions,… Continue reading Coal sector reforms to reduce CO2 emissions

Commercialization of coal mining

Source- Live Mint Syllabus- GS 3- Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth. Context– Centre was all set to allow commercial and even foreign players to mine coal from 19th October, with the aim of making India among the biggest exporters of the dry fuel, but… Continue reading Commercialization of coal mining