News updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Forest, Land and Water: 25 and 26 March, 2015

26 March 2015

A.Coal & Energy

  1. Cabinet Nod for Auction to Import Gas for 31 Idle Power Plants: http://www.newindianexpress.com/business/news/Cabinet-Nod-for-Auction-to-Import-Gas-for-31-Idle-Power-Plants/2015/03/26/article2731003.ece
  2. MoEF nod for Pudimadaka project study: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Visakhapatnam/moef-nod-for-pudimadaka-project-study/article7033626.ece
  3. NTPC Invites Tenders for Vizag Plant: http://www.newindianexpress.com/business/news/NTPC-Invites-Tenders-for-Vizag-Plant/2015/03/26/article2730769.ece
  4. Atchutapuram NTPC Impact Report by May: http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/andhra_pradesh/Atchutapuram-NTPC-Impact-Report-by-May/2015/03/26/article2730426.ece
  5. Pollution lens on coal firms: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150326/jsp/jharkhand/story_10861.jsp#.VROV8vmUd1E
  6. Green energy push: PSBs agree to lend Rs 1.71 lakh crore to finance projects over the next 5 years:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/46695429.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  7. Coal blocks nod to hinge on forest law: http://www.asianage.com/business/coal-blocks-nod-hinge-forest-law-095
  8. Kamarajar Port to Import 18 Mn Tonnes of Coal in Two Years: http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/chennai/Kamarajar-Port-to-Import-18-Mn-Tonnes-of-Coal-in-Two-Years/2015/03/26/article2729919.ece
  9. Sushil Modi hails coal block allocation to Barauni plant: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/patna/SuMo-hails-coal-block-allocation-to-Barauni-plant/articleshow/46694288.cms?
  10. A Ukraine factory that can’t close, and workers who won’t quit: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/europe/a-ukraine-factory-that-cant-close-and-workers-who-wont-quit/articleshow/46689086.cms
  11. Cabinet allows use of imported gas to revive stuck power plants: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/cabinet-allows-use-of-imported-gas-to-revive-stuck-power-plants/article7032626.ece
  12. Odisha wins back Manoharpur coal blocks: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/odisha-wins-back-manoharpur-coal-blocks-115032501291_1.html
  13. Govt to subsidise imported gas-based power generation: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/govt-to-subsidise-imported-gas-based-power-generation-115032501083_1.html
  14. Keep it in the Ground campaign: six things we’ve learned: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/keep-it-in-the-ground-blog/2015/mar/25/keep-it-in-the-ground-campaign-six-things-weve-learned
  15. IL&FS aims to more than triple power generation capacity: Official:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/46690881.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  16. Fossil fuel firms are still bankrolling climate denial lobby groups: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/25/fossil-fuel-firms-are-still-bankrolling-climate-denial-lobby-groups
  17. Fossil-fuel divestment is not the way to reduce carbon emissions: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/25/wellcome-trust-fossil-fuel-divestment-not-way-reduce-carbon-emissions
  18. Losses for SEBs may reduce with improved coal supply & tariff hike: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/losses-of-state-electricity-boards-to-reduce-with-coal-supply-tariff-hike-115032500777_1.html
  19. NTPC gets back five coal blocks:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/46691035.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  20. CCEA approves gas import to revive stranded power plants: http://www.sify.com/finance/fullstory.php?a=pd0aangichghf&title=CCEA_approves_gas_import_to_revive_stranded_power_plants
  21. Coal blocks nod to hinge on forest law: http://www.asianage.com/business/coal-blocks-nod-hinge-forest-law-095
  22. We have fast-tracked project approvals, brought in transparency: Prakash Javadekar, Environment minister:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/46695784.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  23. How much of the world’s fossil fuels can we burn?: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/keep-it-in-the-ground-blog/2015/mar/25/what-numbers-tell-about-how-much-fossil-fuel-reserves-cant-burn

B.IFIs

  1. TN vows to thwart Mekedatu dam plan:http://www.deccanherald.com/content/467858/tn-vows-thwart-mekedatu-dam.html
  2. ‘K’taka Dam Plan Will be Thwarted’: http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/tamil_nadu/Ktaka-Dam-Plan-Will-be-Thwarted/2015/03/26/article2730601.ece
  3. Claude Smadja: A preview of the new world order: http://www.business-standard.com/article/opinion/claude-smadja-a-preview-of-the-new-world-order-115032501180_1.html

C.Land, Water & Forest

  1. Govt hints it may repromulgate land ordinance: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/govt-hints-it-may-repromulgate-land-ordinance/articleshow/46696114.cms
  2. Not ruling out joint sitting if all options on land bill fail: Venkaiah: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Not-ruling-out-joint-sitting-if-all-options-on-land-bill-fail-Venkaiah/articleshow/46696136.cms?
  3. Centre to discuss Forest Rights Act with states in April:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/46695803.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  4. Converting 101 rivers into waterways: Cabinet gives nod to plans for enactment of a legislation:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/46693168.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  5. Govt may issue ‘re-ordinance’ on land bill: Union minister: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Govt-may-issue-re-ordinance-on-land-bill-Union-minister/articleshow/46692295.cms?

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25 March 2015

A.Coal & Energy

  1. Govt to allot coal mines to PSUs today: http://www.rediff.com/business/report/govt-to-allot-coal-mines-to-psus-today/20150324.htm
  2. OERC Hikes Power Tariff: http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/OERC-Hikes-Power-Tariff/2015/03/25/article2729113.ece
  3. Serious financial lapses by Gujarat PSUs: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ahmedabad/serious-financial-lapses-by-gujarat-psus/articleshow/46683080.cms
  4. Bengal wins crucial coal comfort: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150325/jsp/business/story_10670.jsp#.VRJbk_mUd1E
  5. State govt seeks to double coal supply from Centre: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/lucknow/State-govt-seeks-to-double-coal-supply-from-Centre/articleshow/46682250.cms?
  6. Ramgarh coal for Essar’s MP plant: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150325/jsp/jharkhand/story_10614.jsp#.VRJbuvmUd1E
  7. Goyal eyes bidding in dollar to cut solar tariff: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/Goyal-eyes-bidding-in-dollar-to-cut-solar-tariff/articleshow/46681819.cms?
  8. Coal block re-allocation: States, PSUs get back lost mines: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/coal-block-re-allocation-states-psus-get-back-lost-mines-115032500025_1.html
  9. New round of coal block auctions from April: Piyush Goyal: http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/new-round-of-coal-block-auctions-from-next-month-goyal-115032401125_1.html
  10. Govt allots 38 mines to state, central PSUs: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/Govt-allots-38-mines-to-state-central-PSUs/articleshow/46682016.cms?
  11. India’s coal imports to jump 19 percent to 200 million tonnes in 2014/15: http://www.sify.com/finance/fullstory.php?a=pdyuu4bbefedh&title=India%27s_coal_imports_to_jump_19_percent_to_200_million_tonnes_in_2014%2F15
  12. 37 coal mines allotted to state power units, one to SAIL: http://www.sify.com/finance/fullstory.php?a=pdyvEDcabgieb&title=37_coal_mines_allotted_to_state_power_units%2C_one_to_SAIL
  13. Coal boost: State bags two more big blocks: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/Coal-boost-State-bags-two-more-big-blocks/articleshow/46681451.cms?
  14. US coal sector in ‘terminal decline’, financial analysts say: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/24/us-coal-sector-in-terminal-decline-financial-analysts-say
  15. Essar Power to resume power production from Sangrauli: http://www.newkerala.com/news/2015/fullnews-35616.html
  16. MPs pension fund should not be divested from fossil fuels, says Liz Truss: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/24/mps-pension-fund-should-not-be-divested-from-fossil-fuels-says-liz-truss
  17. Essar Power to start mining from Tokisud coal block in Jharkhand: http://www.firstpost.com/business/essar-power-to-start-mining-from-tokisud-coal-block-in-jharkhand-2171057.html
  18. Gujarat has 19000 million units surplus power: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ahmedabad/gujarat-has-19000-million-units-surplus-power/articleshow/46676349.cms
  19. Tap geothermal energy from coast line, Governor tells state: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/energy/power/tap-geothermal-energy-from-coast-line-governor-tells-state/articleshow/46675714.cms
  20. Allocation of coal mines to public sector firms today: http://www.firstpost.com/business/economy/allocation-of-coal-mines-to-public-sector-firms-today-2170303.html
  21. India should prepare to face extreme weather, warn scientists: http://zeenews.india.com/news/sci-tech/india-should-prepare-to-face-extreme-weather-warn-scientists_1566938.html

B.IFIs

  1. Tiger to Pip Dragon in Economic Growth in Asia: ADB: http://www.newindianexpress.com/business/news/Tiger-to-Pip-Dragon-in-Economic-Growth-in-Asia-ADB/2015/03/25/article2729078.ece
  2. Tata Power’s global collaboration for power project in Georgia: http://www.sify.com/finance/fullstory.php?a=pdyvu0ibijhja&title=Tata_Power%27s_global_collaboration_for_power_project_in_Georgia
  3. Tony Abbott says he supports a transparent, multinational Asian bank: http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2015/mar/25/tony-abbott-says-he-supports-a-transparent-multinational-asian-bank

C.Land,Water & Forest

  1. Top BJP leaders meet PM Modi over Land Acquisition Ordinance issue: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-top-bjp-leaders-meet-pm-modi-over-land-acquisition-ordinance-issue-2071779
  2. Ordinance to lapse on April 5, govt mulls land bill options: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Ordinance-to-lapse-on-April-5-govt-mulls-land-bill-options/articleshow/46682017.cms?
  3. Land ordinance likely to be allowed to lapse on April 5: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/land-ordinance-likely-to-be-allowed-to-lapse-on-april-5/articleshow/46677871.cms
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