Greenpeace activists urge reduction in coal burning

November 14th, 2007 - 2:44 am ICT by admin  
The activists demanded strong action on the part of the authorities to reduce coal emissions to prevent further environmental damage.

“We need to reduce the increase in temperature levels to as much extent as possible. We need to keep the temperature rise under two degrees Celsius that has come out very clearly in the IPCC report,” said Srinivas Krishnaswamy, Greenpeace activist.

Earlier, the activists had scaled a 250-feet smoke stack at the Kolaghat Thermal Power Plant in West Bengal to highlight the same threat.

67 per cent of the country’s total power is generated via thermal plants.

India is the fifth largest carbon dioxide emitter in the world releasing around 1889 Million tonnes of it. (ANI)

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