Cleaner Coal Assessment Report: Appendix A-C
Appendix A features summaries from 17 meetings in India. The summaries include the date, venue, and participants, as well as the objective and outcome of each meeting. Appendix B includes various figures and tables showing power generation in India. One example is a pie chart of the installed electricity generation capacity modewise utilities. Appendix C presents a high‐level review of other bilateral and multilateral organizations’ clean energy programs/projects in India. Appendix C also outlines the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate (MEF), launched in March 2008, which includes 17 major economies and has a goal to facilitate a candid dialogue among major developed and developing economies, help generate the political leadership necessary to achieve a successful outcome at the December UN climate change conference in Copenhagen, and advance the exploration of concrete initiatives and joint ventures that increase the supply of clean energy while cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
Excerpt from the report:
MEF High‐Efficiency, Low‐Emissions (HELE) Coal Technologies Action Plan highlights include:
- GHG Emissions and Mitigation Potential – coal‐fired power will remain in high demand. HELE coal technologies can meet power demands and mitigate emissions
- Development and Deployment – barriers and best practice policies include varying qualities of coal; the high upfront cost of advanced HELE coal technologies; lack of appropriate price, financial, legal, and regulatory frameworks; inadequate operations and maintenance skills; and insufficient research, development, and demonstration. Best practice policies encouraging the development and deployment of HELE coal technologies include identifying research and development priorities, establishing regulatory incentives and benchmarking, and multilateral and bilateral cooperation
- Opportunities to Accelerate Development and Deployment – supporting innovation, accelerating deployment through development of an effective technology transfer mechanism to promote international dissemination of clean and efficient technologies (including HELE coal technologies) and an effective mechanism to match technology needs with technology owners and financial sources.
- Facilitating information sharing – on best available technology options and related best practices and developing an international initiative for creating “international technology hubs” in key sectors (e.g., power sector) using the expertise of existing international forums (e.g., IEA).