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: http://www.business-standard.com/article/markets/ntpc-inches-up-on-rs-60-000-crore-investment-plans-115021800157_1.html
  2. Work on two power projects has started: K. Rosaiah: http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/work-on-two-power-projects-has-started-k-rosaiah-115021700596_1.html
  3. HC quashes Coal India’s revised transportation rates: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/hc-quashes-coal-indias-revised-transportation-rates/article6907140.ece
  4. PAC summons officials over coal blocks to Reliance Power: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/PAC-summons-officials-over-coal-blocks-to-Reliance-Power/articleshow/46281114.cms?
  5. India’s power generation challenges highlighted at SA meet:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/46280241.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  6. India to create a federation of 50 solar power-rich nations: Piyush Goyal: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/energy/power/india-to-create-a-federation-of-50-solar-power-rich-nations-piyush-goyal/articleshow/46278091.cms
  7. CBI files case against South Eastern Coalfields official: http://www.sify.com/finance/fullstory.php?a=pcsaajgehjafh&title=CBI_files_case_against_South_Eastern_Coalfields_official
  8. Arun Jaitley too takes a dig at AAP on subsidised power: http://zeenews.india.com/news/delhi/arun-jaitley-too-takes-a-dig-at-aap-on-subsidised-power_1548228.html
  9. Mine auction to ensure cheaper power: Jaitley: http://www.thehindu.com/business/Economy/mine-auction-to-ensure-cheaper-power-jaitley/article6906164.ece
  10. Coal block win saves DPL unit: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150218/jsp/business/story_3967.jsp#.VOQm5vmUd1E
  11. Mine allotment process for PSUs to start on Wednesday: http://www.thehindu.com/business/Economy/mine-allotment-process-for-psus-to-start-today/article6905763.ece
  12. Coal auction: Jaiprakash Power wins mine in Madhya Pradesh: http://www.rediff.com/business/report/coal-auction-jaiprakash-power-wins-mine-in-madhya-pradesh/20150217.htm
  13. RE-INVEST 2015 Concludes with 2,66,000 MW Commitments of Green Energy : http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=115549
  14. BP: huge rise in energy demand at odds with climate change fight: http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/feb/17/bp-says-huge-rise-in-energy-demand-at-odds-with-climate-change-fight
  15. Piling unpaid loans of Odisha PSUs irk CAG: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/piling-unpaid-loans-of-odisha-psus-irk-cag-115021701087_1.html
  16. Amelia coal block in MP draws highest bid from a power genco: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/amelia-coal-block-in-mp-draws-highest-bid-from-a-power-genco-115021700971_1.html
  17. Coal auction to benefit poor states: Coal Secretary: http://dc.asianage.com/business/coal-auction-benefit-poor-states-coal-secretary-130
  18. Budget 2015: Renewable energy ministry seeks incentives for solar sector: http://www.firstpost.com/business/budget-2015-renewable-energy-ministry-seeks-incentives-solar-sector-2104345.html
  19. Coal auctions to ensure cheaper power instead of state-offered subsidy, says Jaitley: http://www.firstpost.com/business/economy/coal-auctions-ensure-cheaper-power-instead-state-offered-subsidy-says-jaitley-2104381.html
  20. Great Barrier Reef polluters face tougher action under Queensland’s new government: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/18/great-barrier-reef-polluters-face-tougher-action-under-queenslands-new-government
  21. CM writes to MoEF again over EC ban: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/goa/CM-writes-to-MoEF-again-over-EC-ban/articleshow/46279398.cms?
  22. World’s biggest offshore windfarm approved for Yorkshire coast: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/17/worlds-biggest-offshore-windfarm-approved-for-yorkshire-coast
  23. Implement green laws to protect environment: Prakash Javadekar: http://ibnlive.in.com/news/implement-green-laws-to-protect-environment-prakash-javadekar/529041-3.html
  24. The CIA asked me about controlling the climate – this is why we should worry: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/feb/17/cia-controlling-climate-geoengineering-climate-change
  25. Britain, KMC launch climate change toolkit for civic councilors: http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/britain-kmc-launch-climate-change-toolkit-for-civic-councillors-115021700887_1.html
  26. Minister’s claims that solar panels harm UK food security are false: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/17/ministers-claims-that-solar-panels-harm-uk-food-security-are-false
  27. MPs’ pension fund at risk from fossil fuel investments, Caroline Lucas warns: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/17/mps-pension-fund-at-risk-from-fossil-fuel-investments-caroline-lucas-warns
  28. Fossil fuel industry protests over ‘risky’ assets warning from energy secretary: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/18/fossil-fuel-industry-protests-over-risky-assets-warning-from-energy-secretary

B.IFS

  1. Blood bricks, Ebola spending and Julia Gillard on education: http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2015/feb/17/blood-bricks-ebola-spending-and-julia-gillard-on-education
  2. 50 crores to boost power infrastructure in capital: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhubaneswar/50-crores-to-boost-power-infrastructure-in-capital/articleshow/46272696.cms?
  3. Some fresh air at pollution board office: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Hyderabad/some-fresh-air-at-pollution-board-office/article6907366.ece
  4. Smart cities are about more than technology: Martin Rama: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/smart-cities-are-about-more-than-technology-martin-rama-115021700640_1.html

C.Land, Water and Forest

  1. Salt-making activity now under CRZ ambit: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ahmedabad/Salt-making-activity-now-under-CRZ-ambit/articleshow/46280550.cms?
  2. Good days only for industrialists: Anna Hazare: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Good-days-only-for-industrialists-Anna-Hazare/articleshow/46275862.cms?
  3. Government to set up expert panel to help Kejriwal implement schemes: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-government-to-set-up-expert-panel-to-help-kejriwal-implement-schemes-2061869
  4. FinMin seeks views on finance SEZs: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/finmin-seeks-views-on-finance-sezs-115021800040_1.html
  5. Greenpeace Activists Banned from Entering India: http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/Greenpeace-Activists-Banned-from-Entering-India/2015/02/18/article2674189.ece
  6. US’ immigration laws prevent it from tapping into India’s talent pool: Michael Bloomberg:

    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/46279931.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

  7. Privatisation of UK woodlands is happening by the backdoor: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/blog/2015/feb/17/privatisation-uk-woodlands-happening-by-backdoor
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