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News Updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 11 March, 2015

11, March, 2015

A.Coal & Energy

  1. Coal block auction: Government likely to cap costs of power plants:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/46522140.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  2. Mining bill goes to panel: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150311/jsp/nation/story_8043.jsp#.VP_KiPyUd1E
  3. Former CAG vindicated: http://dc.asianage.com/editorial/former-cag-vindicated-641
  4. Singareni plants to be oil-fired in May-June: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Hyderabad/singareni-plants-to-be-oilfired-in-mayjune/article6980554.ece
  5. Delhi govt eyeing coal block to set up own power plant: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/Delhi-govt-eyeing-coal-block-to-set-up-own-power-plant/articleshow/46522653.cms?
  6. Aggressive bidding for coal blocks is likely to cost power companies dear: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/aggressive-bidding-for-coal-blocks-is-likely-to-cost-power-companies-dear-115031100029_1.html
  7. Court asks CBI to file final report on coalgate: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/464749/court-asks-cbi-file-final.html
  8. More public sector projects face the land hurdle: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/companies/more-public-sector-projects-face-the-land-hurdle/article6979056.ece
  9. Adani in talks to buy Adhunik Power:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/46517816.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  10. Norway may pull investment from Bangladesh’s coal plant: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/india-untamed/2015/mar/10/norway-may-pull-investment-from-bangladeshs-coal-plant
  11. Keep fossil fuels in the ground to stop climate change: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/10/keep-fossil-fuels-in-the-ground-to-stop-climate-change
  12. Industry sceptical about proposed 5 ultra mega power plants: http://www.sify.com/finance/fullstory.php?a=pdkqawhhgggjf&title=Industry_sceptical_about_proposed_5_ultra_mega_power_plants
  13. Effects of global warming, firsthand: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/effects-of-global-warming-firsthand/article6980576.ece
  14. Mark Carney defends Bank of England over climate change study: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/10/mark-carney-defends-bank-of-england-climate-change-study
  15.  ‘By separating nature from economics, we have walked blindly into tragedy’: http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2015/mar/10/jeffrey-sachs-economic-policy-climate-change
  16. Experts mull over combating climate change at FRI: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/dehradun/Experts-mull-over-combating-climate-change-at-FRI/articleshow/46520358.cms?
  17. U.S. Solar Jumps 30% as Residential Installs Exceed 1 Gigawatt: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-03-10/u-s-solar-jumps-30-as-residential-installs-exceed-1-gigawatt-i738dw27

B.IFIs

  1. EU Investment Bank to step up project funding in India: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/eu-investment-bank-to-step-up-project-funding-in-india/article6978962.ece
  2. Land acquisition hurdle for Berhampur’s Ganjam road construction: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Land-acquisition-hurdle-for-Berhampurs-Ganjam-road-construction/articleshow/46523506.cms?
  3. Ebola crisis could force Sierra Leone to diversify away from mining: http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2015/mar/10/ebola-crisis-sierra-leone-diversify-mining-economy
  4. Shourie, Sinha in fray to head BRICS Bank: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/shourie-sinha-in-fray-to-head-brics-bank/articleshow/46522866.cms

C.Land, Water & Forest

  1. AIADMK supports BJP on land bill: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/AIADMK-supports-BJP-on-land-bill/articleshow/46523102.cms?
  2. Shiv Sena abstained from voting on Land Bill: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-shiv-sena-abstained-from-voting-on-land-bill-2067772
  3. BJP whip to MPs over key bills: http://dc.asianage.com/india/bjp-whip-mps-over-key-bills-627
  4. India Inc cheers Land Bill, sees boost to infrastructure projects: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/policy/india-inc-cheers-land-bill-sees-boost-to-infrastructure-projects/article6979061.ece
  5. Land acquisition Bill gets Lok Sabha nod: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/policy/lok-sabha-passes-bill-to-amend-land-acquisition-law/article6979013.ece

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