News on Coal, Eenergy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 18 February, 2015

A.Coal & Energy

  1. NTPC inches up on Rs 60,000 crore investment plans:
  2. Work on two power projects has started: K. Rosaiah:
  3. HC quashes Coal India’s revised transportation rates:
  4. PAC summons officials over coal blocks to Reliance Power:
  5. India’s power generation challenges highlighted at SA meet:
  6. India to create a federation of 50 solar power-rich nations: Piyush Goyal:
  7. CBI files case against South Eastern Coalfields official:
  8. Arun Jaitley too takes a dig at AAP on subsidised power:
  9. Mine auction to ensure cheaper power: Jaitley:
  10. Coal block win saves DPL unit:
  11. Mine allotment process for PSUs to start on Wednesday:
  12. Coal auction: Jaiprakash Power wins mine in Madhya Pradesh:
  13. RE-INVEST 2015 Concludes with 2,66,000 MW Commitments of Green Energy :
  14. BP: huge rise in energy demand at odds with climate change fight:
  15. Piling unpaid loans of Odisha PSUs irk CAG:
  16. Amelia coal block in MP draws highest bid from a power genco:
  17. Coal auction to benefit poor states: Coal Secretary:
  18. Budget 2015: Renewable energy ministry seeks incentives for solar sector:
  19. Coal auctions to ensure cheaper power instead of state-offered subsidy, says Jaitley:
  20. Great Barrier Reef polluters face tougher action under Queensland’s new government:
  21. CM writes to MoEF again over EC ban:
  22. World’s biggest offshore windfarm approved for Yorkshire coast:
  23. Implement green laws to protect environment: Prakash Javadekar:
  24. The CIA asked me about controlling the climate – this is why we should worry:
  25. Britain, KMC launch climate change toolkit for civic councilors:
  26. Minister’s claims that solar panels harm UK food security are false:
  27. MPs’ pension fund at risk from fossil fuel investments, Caroline Lucas warns:
  28. Fossil fuel industry protests over ‘risky’ assets warning from energy secretary:


  1. Blood bricks, Ebola spending and Julia Gillard on education:
  2. 50 crores to boost power infrastructure in capital:
  3. Some fresh air at pollution board office:
  4. Smart cities are about more than technology: Martin Rama:

C.Land, Water and Forest

  1. Salt-making activity now under CRZ ambit:
  2. Good days only for industrialists: Anna Hazare:
  3. Government to set up expert panel to help Kejriwal implement schemes:
  4. FinMin seeks views on finance SEZs:
  5. Greenpeace Activists Banned from Entering India:
  6. US’ immigration laws prevent it from tapping into India’s talent pool: Michael Bloomberg:

  7. Privatisation of UK woodlands is happening by the backdoor:

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