23 Sep '12, 9am

Coal Now Qualifies for Emissions Reduction Credits — Say What?

Coal Now Qualifies for Emissions Reduction Credits — Say What?

Faced with persistent coal shortages, rising prices and the need to address major power supply deficits, the Indian government has placed a high priority on coal plant efficiency and has mandated the use of super-critical technology for the largest (“ultra mega”) projects.Within a few years, almost no new large Indian new coal plants will come on line using subcritical technology…Despite this shift to supercritical technology, all coal projects in the CDM pipeline still claim subcritical to be the baseline technology, even for projects not expected to be commissioned until 2015. Furthermore, nearly all of the supercritical plants operating or under construction have applied for CDM funding, or indicated they that intend to do so. Most of China’s new ultra-supercritical plants are applying for CDM funding. Eight of 13 Chinese project documents claim that a subcritical plant...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/09/23/coal-now-qualifies-fo...

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