“Clean Coal could potentially be a game-changer for meeting the energy needs of the country in terms of higher efficiency and capacity at lower operating costs and size.” Critically analyze. (200 Words)

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  • Recently Union Minister of Science & Technology inaugurated the National Centre for Clean Coal Research and Development at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc)-Bengaluru. The question in on based on this news.
  • One has to explain the concept of clean coal technology, and also in what way it has a key role to play in terms of higher efficiency, lower operating costs and size and India’s carbon emission reduction.
  • Define what is Clean coal technology
  • In the main body, discuss how clean coal technology is a collection of technologies being developed in attempts to lessen the negative environmental impact of coal energy generation and to mitigate worldwide climate change.
  • The term “clean coal” has been applied to many technologies, ranging from wet scrubbers, which remove sulfur dioxide from coal-generated gas, to coal washing, which removes soil and rock from coal before it’s sent to a factory.
  • In the main body, discuss how the research in the clean coal domain could potentially be game-changer for meeting the energy needs of the country in terms of higher efficiency and capacity at lower operating costs and size. 
  • Also, mention the challenges in its pursuit and way forward.
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pranab prakash
9 months ago