News on Energy, IFIs, Land and water resources – 12 February, 2015

A.Coal & Energy

  1. HC relief for Jindal Steel on coal block use, no impact on auction: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/HC-relief-for-Jindal-Steel-on-coal-block-use-no-impact-on-auction/articleshow/46207083.cms?
  2. Solar plan will not skid on oil prices, Piyush Goyal says: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Solar-plan-will-not-skid-on-oil-prices-Piyush-Goyal-says/articleshow/46207142.cms?
  3. Panchayats to have stake in solar power projects: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Panchayats-to-have-stake-in-solar-power-projects/articleshow/46207158.cms?
  4. Fresh Public Hearing Puts the Brakes on TTPS Expansion: http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/Fresh-Public-Hearing-Puts-the-Brakes-on-TTPS-Expansion/2015/02/12/article2664905.ece
  5. Renewable Energy Sector to Attract Rs 200 bn: Goyal: http://www.newindianexpress.com/business/news/Renewable-Energy-Sector-to-Attract-Rs-200-bn-Goyal/2015/02/12/article2664662.ece
  6. Investors keen on setting up 200 GW of clean energy projects in five years:

    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/46206022.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

  7. Coal catches court cramps: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150212/jsp/business/story_2865.jsp#.VNxEwvmUd1E
  8. Delhi High Court order grants some respite to JSPL: http://www.asianage.com/india/delhi-high-court-order-grants-some-respite-jspl-928
  9. The world in 2020: Good, bad and ugly: http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/the-world-in-2020-good-bad-and-ugly-115021200037_1.html
  10. Don’t dump Delhi power discoms: http://www.business-standard.com/article/markets/don-t-dump-delhi-power-discoms-115021101640_1.html
  11. RE-Invest to garner more than expected investment: Piyush Goyal: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/re-invest-to-garner-more-than-expected-investment-piyush-goyal-115021101048_1.html
  12. Renewable energy sector to attract $200 bn, generate over 200 GW power: Goyal: http://www.firstpost.com/business/economy/renewable-energy-sector-attract-200-bn-generate-200-gw-power-goyal-2093591.html
  13. Govt to build 11,500MW renewable energy plants: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/Govt-to-build-11500MW-renewable-energy-plants/articleshow/46179737.cms?
  14. Shell boss calls fossil fuel critics ‘naive’ but admits Big Oil has ‘credibility issue’: http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/feb/12/shell-boss-calls-fossil-fuel-critics-naive-but-admits-big-oil-has-credibility-issue
  15. Keystone pipeline passes House vote as Republicans defy Obama veto threat: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/11/keystone-xl-pipeline-house-republican-obama
  16. Progress in Geneva with climate pact blueprint: http://zeenews.india.com/news/eco-news/progress-in-geneva-with-climate-pact-blueprint_1545075.html
  17. Apple to build $850 million solar energy farm in California: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Apple-to-build-850-million-solar-energy-farm-in-California/articleshow/46198533.cms?
  18. Global Environment Facility (GEF) agrees to take up four pilot projects on sustainable urban practices: http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=115352
  19. White House calls climate change greater threat to country than terrorism: http://www.sify.com/news/white-house-calls-climate-change-greater-threat-to-country-than-terrorism-news-international-pcloJmjfcaiaf.html
  20. David Harewood: Kenya’s eternal summer drove home climate impact: http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2015/feb/11/david-harewood-kenya-climate-change-coalition-valentines-day-shakespeare-sonnet
  21. TAPI pipeline: India asks Turkmenistan to ease rules:

    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/46201649.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

  22. Scientists urge global ‘wake-up call’ to deal with climate change: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/10/geoengineering-should-not-be-used-as-a-climate-fix-yet-says-us-science-academy
  23. Wind farm study finds ‘no direct evidence’ they affect health: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/11/wind-farm-study-finds-no-direct-evidence-they-affect-health
  24. Fossil fuel lobby goes on the attack against divestment movement: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/damian-carrington-blog/2015/feb/11/fossil-fuel-lobby-goes-on-the-attack-against-divestment-movement
  25. What Apple Just Did in Solar Is a Really Big Deal: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-02-11/what-apple-just-did-in-solar-is-a-really-big-deal

B.IFIs

  1. Cheap renewable energy ignites hope of a climate deal: ADB Vice-President: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/cheap-renewable-energy-ignites-hope-of-a-climate-deal-adb-vicepresident/article6875269.ece
  2. ‘ADB could be equity or debt partner for smart cities’: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/adb-could-be-equity-or-debt-partner-for-smart-cities/article6875294.ece
  3. Will RBI’s new regulations be effective for bond market?: http://www.moneylife.in/article/will-rbis-new-regulations-be-effective-for-bond-market/40436.html
  4. Government to start ranking states on the ease of doing business: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/policy/government-to-start-ranking-states-on-the-ease-of-doing-business/articleshow/46181346.cms
  5. Centre to Help TS Tap WB Fund for Water Grid: http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/telangana/Centre-to-Help-TS-Tap-WB-Fund-for-Water-Grid/2015/02/10/article2661475.ece
  6. Bankruptcy Law Reform Committee seeks changes in Companies Act 2013: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/banking/finance/banking/bankruptcy-law-reform-committee-seeks-changes-in-companies-act-2013/articleshow/46194174.cms
  7. European Central Bank should stay out of politics: http://www.dnaindia.com/analysis/column-european-central-bank-should-stay-out-of-politics-2059978
  8. AP Racing against Time to Submit DPRs to ADB: http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/andhra_pradesh/AP-Racing-against-Time-to-Submit-DPRs-to-ADB/2015/02/12/article2664877.ece
  9. Top officials in huddle to ease business: http://dc.asianage.com/business/top-officials-huddle-ease-business-950
  10. Payment bank license: Mahindra Finance in talks with IFC for JV:

    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/46201801.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

  11. China’s project-funding choices to shape reputation in Pakistan: http://www.sify.com/news/china-s-project-funding-choices-to-shape-reputation-in-pakistan-news-international-pcloumdaeibeg.html
  12. Why Modi and Jaitley are likely to push reforms despite Delhi setback: http://forbesindia.com/article/special/why-modi-and-jaitley-are-likely-to-push-reforms-despite-delhi-setback/39599/1#ixzz3RVVjq9dc
  13. India aims to amend arbitration law to lure foreign investors: http://www.sify.com/finance/india-aims-to-amend-arbitration-law-to-lure-foreign-investors-news-crime-pckqavhaifajj.html
  14. In India, Low Wages Start at the Top: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-01-29/heads-of-india-s-state-owned-banks-earn-low-wages

C.Land, Water & Forest

  1. MIDC issues notices to firm for not building SEZ: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/MIDC-issues-notices-to-firm-for-not-building-SEZ/articleshow/46207047.cms?
  2. Tatas, Adani, 7 Others Show Interest in Airport Projects: http://www.newindianexpress.com/business/news/Tatas-Adani-7-Others-Show-Interest-in-Airport-Projects/2015/02/11/article2663830.ece
  3. Sitharaman inspects SEZ sites: http://e-pao.net/GP.asp?src=1..110215.feb15
  4. Special Economic Zone Promoter Knocks NGT Doors: http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/chennai/Special-Economic-Zone-Promoter-Knocks-NGT-Doors/2015/02/11/article2663107.ece
  5. Closing thematic debate, UN Assembly President urges better funding for post-2015 development: http://www.newkerala.com/news/2015/fullnews-17797.html
  6. Adani Ports commissions bulk terminal at Kandla: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/logistics/adani-ports-commissions-bulk-terminal-at-kandla/article6877962.ece
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