News on Coal, Finance, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest

A.Coal & Finance

  1. Hindalco bags Kathautia coal mine: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Hindalco-bags-Kathautia-coal-mine/articleshow/46257748.cms?
  2. Top bankers call for priority lending to renewable energy sector: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/energy/power/top-bankers-call-for-priority-lending-to-renewable-energy-sector/articleshow/46257051.cms
  3. India ‘graduates’ to gigawatts at RE-Invest summit: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/india-graduates-to-gigawatts-at-re-invest-summit-115021600064_1.html
  4. Coal allocation: Adani Power arrives with 11 bids for six blocks: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/coal-allocation-adani-power-arrives-with-11-bids-for-six-blocks-115021600065_1.html
  5. Second batch receives 130 bids: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150216/jsp/business/story_3555.jsp#.VOGGaPmUd1E
  6. Compliance is mainstay of ministry: Prakash Javadekar: http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/interview/exclusive-interview-with-union-minister-of-state-for-environment-prakash-javadekar/article6898826.ece
  7. Triangular litigation over power tariff: http://www.business-standard.com/article/opinion/triangular-litigation-over-power-tariff-115021600012_1.html
  8. PM Modi seeks innovation in renewable energy sector to make it affordable: http://www.firstpost.com/business/economy/pm-modi-seeks-innovation-renewable-energy-sector-make-affordable-2100337.html
  9. India to be manufacturing hub in renewable energy: Piyush Goyal: http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ani/india-to-be-manufacturing-hub-in-renewable-energy-piyush-goyal-115021500244_1.html
  10. Re Roadmap 2030 – NITI Aayog’s First Initiative: http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=115487
  11. Tata Power: Hold: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/money-wise/stock-insight/tata-power-hold/article6898741.ece
  12. Power Training Institute to be set up in Andhra Pradesh: http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=115479
  13. Solar and Wind Power Policies, 2015 of Andhra Pradesh Released at Re-Invest 2015: http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=115480
  14. India needs massive investment in clean energy to kick start economy: Subramanian: http://www.sify.com/finance/fullstory.php?a=pcptJfgbifddf&title=India_needs_massive_investment_in_clean_energy_to_kick_start_economy%3A_Subramanian
  15. Opening of Technical Bids for Auction of Schedule III Coal Mines: http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=115476
  16. New Renewable Energy Policy to have Provisions for Renewable Generation Obligation : Shri Piyush Goyal: http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=115477
  17. 293 firms commit to generate 266 GW renewable energy in 5 years: http://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/293-firms-commit-to-generate-266-gw-renewable-energy-in-5-years/article6898547.ece
  18. Govt aims to double renewable energy share in overall basket, says Goyal: http://www.firstpost.com/business/economy/govt-aims-double-renewable-energy-share-overall-basket-says-goyal-2100103.html
  19. Power, Transmission projects to get a push during Modi-Sirisena meet: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/power-transmission-projects-to-get-a-push-during-modi-sirisena-meet-115021500326_1.html
  20. Budget 2015: Ministry of Environment and forests seeks sops for anti-pollution devices:

    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/46256531.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

  21. Sunita Narain: Straw in the wind: http://www.business-standard.com/article/opinion/sunita-narain-straw-in-the-wind-115021500716_1.html
  22. Fossil fuel industry must take stranded assets seriously, says Tim Yeo: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/15/fossil-fuel-industry-must-take-stranded-assets-seriously-say-tim-yeo
  23. Spy agencies fund climate research in hunt for weather weapon, scientist fears: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/15/spy-agencies-fund-climate-research-weather-weapon-claim
  24. India can show the way to combat global warming: Modi: http://www.newkerala.com/news/2015/fullnews-19617.html
  25. Colombia proposes world’s largest eco-corridor with Brazil, Venezuela: http://zeenews.india.com/news/sci-tech/colombia-proposes-worlds-largest-eco-corridor-with-brazil-venezuela_1546844.html
  26.  PM Narendra Modi at first renewable energy global investors meet: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-pm-narendra-modi-to-inaugurate-first-renewable-energy-global-investors-meet-today-2061118
  27. MoEF seeks enhanced budget for National Adaptation Fund: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/moef-seeks-enhanced-budget-for-national-adaptation-fund/article6897201.ece
  28. Geneva talks: countries agree draft text for deal to fight climate change: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/13/geneva-talks-countries-agree-draft-text-for-deal-to-fight-climate-change
  29. The truth behind the wind power subsidies row: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/13/truth-behind-wind-turbines-subsidies-power-row
  30. Politics Trips MW Dreams, India Needs a National Discom: http://www.newindianexpress.com/columns/shankkar_aiyar/Politics-Trips-MW-Dreams-India-Needs-a-National-Discom/2015/02/15/article2668892.ece
  31. Geneva climate change talks: The lull before the storm: http://www.business-standard.com/article/international/geneva-climate-change-talks-the-lull-before-the-storm-115021401059_1.html

B.IFIs

  1.  Ebola-Hit Nations Pledge to Eradicate Virus in 60 Days: http://www.newindianexpress.com/world/Ebola-Hit-Nations-Pledge-to-Eradicate-Virus-in-60-Days/2015/02/16/article2671382.ece
  2. World Bank bars an Indian firm for fraudulent practices: http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/world-bank-bars-an-indian-firm-for-fraudulent-practices-115021500135_1.html
  3. Way cleared for bill system in local bodies: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/andhra-pradesh/way-cleared-for-bill-system-in-local-bodies/article6900102.ece
  4. India signs $8 million loan agreement with World Bank:

    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/46237523.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

  5. Big, positive step in inter-country Saarc travel: http://www.newkerala.com/news/2015/fullnews-19696.html

C.Land,Water & Forest

  1. Cancel nod for Coca Cola plant: CPI(M): http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/cancel-nod-for-coca-cola-plant-cpim/article6897514.ece
  2. Ahead of budget, Dinesh Gundu Rao to tour industrial areas in Hubballi: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/ahead-of-budget-dinesh-gundu-rao-to-tour-industrial-areas-in-hubballi/article6900172.ece
  3. Clear the field for Special Economic Zones: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/clear-the-field-for-special-economic-zones/article6892374.ece
  4. All set for Ganga dredging: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/all-set-for-ganga-dredging/article6899679.ece
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