Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.
5) What is clean coal technology? Do you agree that clean coal is the next silver bullet for India’s carbon emission reduction after solar energy? Analyse.(250 words)
Why this question:
Recently Union Minister of Science & Technology inaugurated the National Centre for Clean Coal Research and Development at Indian Institute of Science (IISc)-Bengaluru.
Key demand of the question:
One has to explain the concept of clean coal technology, and also in what way it has a key role to play in India’s carbon emission reduction after solar energy.
Analyze – When asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary.
Structure of the answer:
Define what is Clean coal technology
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.
Conclude that the research in 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.