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:
  2. Solar plan will not skid on oil prices, Piyush Goyal says:
  3. Panchayats to have stake in solar power projects:
  4. Fresh Public Hearing Puts the Brakes on TTPS Expansion:
  5. Renewable Energy Sector to Attract Rs 200 bn: Goyal:
  6. Investors keen on setting up 200 GW of clean energy projects in five years:

  7. Coal catches court cramps:
  8. Delhi High Court order grants some respite to JSPL:
  9. The world in 2020: Good, bad and ugly:
  10. Don’t dump Delhi power discoms:
  11. RE-Invest to garner more than expected investment: Piyush Goyal:
  12. Renewable energy sector to attract $200 bn, generate over 200 GW power: Goyal:
  13. Govt to build 11,500MW renewable energy plants:
  14. 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:
  16. Progress in Geneva with climate pact blueprint:
  17. Apple to build $850 million solar energy farm in California:
  18. Global Environment Facility (GEF) agrees to take up four pilot projects on sustainable urban practices:
  19. White House calls climate change greater threat to country than terrorism:
  20. David Harewood: Kenya’s eternal summer drove home climate impact:
  21. TAPI pipeline: India asks Turkmenistan to ease rules:

  22. Scientists urge global ‘wake-up call’ to deal with climate change:
  23. Wind farm study finds ‘no direct evidence’ they affect health:
  24. Fossil fuel lobby goes on the attack against divestment movement:
  25. What Apple Just Did in Solar Is a Really Big Deal:


  1. Cheap renewable energy ignites hope of a climate deal: ADB Vice-President:
  2. ‘ADB could be equity or debt partner for smart cities’:
  3. Will RBI’s new regulations be effective for bond market?:
  4. Government to start ranking states on the ease of doing business:
  5. Centre to Help TS Tap WB Fund for Water Grid:
  6. Bankruptcy Law Reform Committee seeks changes in Companies Act 2013:
  7. European Central Bank should stay out of politics:
  8. AP Racing against Time to Submit DPRs to ADB:
  9. Top officials in huddle to ease business:
  10. Payment bank license: Mahindra Finance in talks with IFC for JV:

  11. China’s project-funding choices to shape reputation in Pakistan:
  12. Why Modi and Jaitley are likely to push reforms despite Delhi setback:
  13. India aims to amend arbitration law to lure foreign investors:
  14. In India, Low Wages Start at the Top:

C.Land, Water & Forest

  1. MIDC issues notices to firm for not building SEZ:
  2. Tatas, Adani, 7 Others Show Interest in Airport Projects:
  3. Sitharaman inspects SEZ sites:
  4. Special Economic Zone Promoter Knocks NGT Doors:
  5. Closing thematic debate, UN Assembly President urges better funding for post-2015 development:
  6. Adani Ports commissions bulk terminal at Kandla:

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