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Environ. Res. Lett. 12 (2017) 105006 LETTER The role of coal technology in redefining India’s climate change agents and other pollutants S K Sahu 1 , 2 , 4 , T Ohara 2 and G Beig 3 1 P.G. Environmental Science, Department of Botany, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, India 2 National Institute for Environmental Studies, Tsukuba, Japan 3 Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune, India 4 Author to whom any correspondence should be addressed. OPEN ACCESS RECEIVED 12 April 2017 ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION 21 July 2017 PUBLISHED 6 October 2017 Original content from this work may be used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 licence . Any further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the title of the work, journal citation and DOI. E-mail: [email protected] Keywords: climate agent, pollutants, coal technology, energy security, GHGs, thermal power Supplementary material for this article is available online Abstract It is well established that carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) is the most prominent agent of climate change. The level of CO 2 in the atmosphere has been increasing persistently over the last few decades due to rising dependence on fossil fuels for energy production. India is facing a potential energy crisis. India has large coal reserves and coal is currently the linchpin of the Indian power sector, making Indian coal-derived emissions a focus of global attention. Further, India ’ s journey from a challenging energy security situation to the ‘ Make in India ’ initiative is expected to drive energy needs exponentially. Thus, in the context of a rapidly changing climate, it has become imperative to quantify the emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from emerging coal-based energy plants in India. The present work attempts not only to do this, with the intention of highlighting India ’ s commitment to reducing CO 2 emissions, but also to redefine India ’ s future emissions. We draw attention to India
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