Coal-fired power plants get more time for upgrade: The Times of India

“NEW DELHI: The government looks set to extend the December 2017 deadline for coal-fired power stations to meet stricter emission norms, allowing time for them to consider replacing retro plants with modern units that release much less particulate and gaseous pollutants into the air.

According to power minister Piyush Goyal, the environment ministry is on board to consider an extension of the deadline that was set in 2015. “I don’t want that we import equipment (to meet deadline for meeting emission norms). We realised after discussions that it would put more burden on the consumer and they will have to pay more for electricity,”  Goyal said. The Times of India

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