Power Plants

Shutting Down Coal Fired Power Plants may give some Relief. But it will not solve the Problem. Sources of Air Pollution are many in Delhi and in Adjoining Areas. The Problem is that because our Politicians do not want to "Take The Bull by the Horn", they always mislead people by doing things (directly or through Courts) which finally harm common people. For example, at present Generators are Banned. They never consider people living in Multi-Storeyed Buildings. No generator means that if Power Supply is Disrupted even for few Minutes, everyone is Stuck wherever they are. Similarly, Ban on Construction is causing Great Deal of Harm to Daily Workers and Small Contractors. They earn daily to live. Ban means No Earnings. But no one is bothered about them. more  

The largest source of pollution is common dust due to loose soil on roads and diggings left unfilled by utilities providers. Most of these are in the domain of local governments - MCG, GMDA and DHBVN. Covering loose road-side soil by good footpaths throughout Gurugram would itself substantially reduce underlying base pollution level. Getting DHBVN to function a little more responsibly by providing electricity to every applicant instead of spending their time & mind in finding trivial excuses for not providing connections and completing their Smart Grid project expeditiously would help all gurugramites. more  
The bitter truth is that this requires urgent and drastic action otherwise we may not be around for very long to discuss / argue over such issues! more  
Installation of pollution and emission control equipment is energy intensive. Power plants have to generate that excess electricity to keep those equipment(s) operational. So coal -fired power plants need to increase their efficiency and older plants should be preferred to be in shutdown mode and in favour of ultra supercritical power plants and may be in future for advanced supercritical power plants.

Operating pressure and temperature may go up but CO2 emissions is considerably reduced.

Coal is the mainstay therefore will continue to dominate its share in electricity generation in India.

The energy mix is changing, but only gradually.Despite great efforts to reduce costs in renewables, electricity, zero-carbon technologies and advanced transportation - not to mention the burgeoning support in governmental policies - it is not enough. more  
Dealin pollution with knee jerk reactions will not help only comprehensive and coherent policy can help more  
Dear sir, such ban may not solve the problem. Deeper understanding is required on this subject. We need power as well as reducing pollution. There is need of re-engineering of power plants are the need of the hour where modification of present layout is a must to incorporate pollution control equipment. At the same time, all ESP should be in fit conditions by providing proper maintenance and operation practices. In my opinion, involvement of experts in this subject would resolve it. A ban on generator or construction or vehicle running will not solve it at all. more  
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