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India Wavers on Emissions as Power Plants Balk at Price Tag

Nov. 2, 2016, 12:22 PM

India may ease a deadline to cut pollution from coal-fired power plants blamed for causing the world’s worst air quality amid pressure from generators who say it’s too difficult to implement the $37 billion reforms.

The deadline to meet all the new standards may be pushed back beyond the original December 2017 target, said S.D. Dubey, chairman of the Central Electricity Authorityand head of the panel drafting the road map for power producers to meet the new guidelines. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government proposed the limits on emissions in December 2015.

The delay highlights the challenge facing Modi’s administration ...