Power generation remains top GHG source

Power generation remains top GHG source

After 13 years, the Indian government has measured greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from key sectors. Between 1994 and 2007, India’s emissions have grown at approximately 3% annually. In a nutshell, the report shows that electricity generation remains the largest sector for emissions, while agricultural emissions have stabilized.

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Minister of state for environment and forests Jairam Ramesh, who jointly released the report with Montek Singh Ahluwalia, deputy chairman of the Planning Commission, said that while emissions from railways had more or less remained the same, emissions from civil aviation had doubled.

The government has made this inventory a biennial feature. The 2012 report will include data from a satellite that will be launched soon to measure greenhouse gas emissions, said Ramesh.

Graphic by Ahmed Raza Khan/Mint