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News updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 28 April, 2015

28 April, 2015

A.Coal & Energy

  1. Emissions from thermal plants higher than global standards, admits govt: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/policy/emissions-from-thermal-plants-higher-than-global-standards-admits-govt/article7147171.ece
  2. Coal mines’ surplus land would be returned to states: Piyush Goyal: http://www.newkerala.com/news/2015/fullnews-50277.html
  3. Govt working on renewable energy target for 2015-16: Goyal: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/govt-working-on-renewable-energy-target-for-201516-goyal/article7146599.ece
  4. NTPC not to import coal in Q1, cites sufficient CIL supply:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/47067317.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  5. ‘India must review fossil fuel subsidies’: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/india-must-review-fossil-fuel-subsidies/article7144460.ece
  6. ‘Climate change is the most important story of our lives’: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-opinion/climate-change-is-the-most-important-story-of-our-lives/article7144442.ece
  7. Shell lobbied to undermine EU renewables targets, documents reveal: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/apr/27/shell-lobbied-to-undermine-eu-renewables-targets-documents-reveal
  8. Sustainability agenda must harmonize man’s relationship with planet: UN: http://www.newkerala.com/news/2015/fullnews-50400.html
  9. 26th Asean Summit ends, three declarations adopted: http://www.newkerala.com/news/2015/fullnews-50404.html
  10. Climate change continues to haunt Muthalamada farmers: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kochi/climate-change-continues-to-haunt-muthalamada-farmers/articleshow/47066439.cms
  11. Japan Expects Renewable Energy to Edge Out Nuclear Power by 2030: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-04-28/japan-expects-renewable-energy-to-edge-out-nuclear-power-by-2030
  12. India commits to phasing out HFCs: http://www.business-standard.com/article/opinion/india-commits-to-phasing-out-hfcs-115042700975_1.html
  13.  Fishermen and tigers struggle for survival in India’s Sundarbans – in pictures: http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/gallery/2015/apr/27/fishermen-bengal-tigers-struggle-survival-indian-sundarbans-in-pictures
  14. 7-hour power supply to farm sector: FM: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/andhra-pradesh/7hour-power-supply-to-farm-sector-fm/article7148463.ece
  15. Batteries and renewable energy set to grow together: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/474157/batteries-renewable-energy-set-grow.html

B.IFIs

  1. Chinese FDI may get speedy security nod: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/Chinese-FDI-may-get-speedy-security-nod/articleshow/47076238.cms?
  2. ADB fast-tracks over $200-million emergency aid for Nepal: http://ibnlive.in.com/news/adb-fasttracks-over-200million-emergency-aid-for-nepal/542377-3.html
  3. Bad loans hit banks as infrastructure projects falter:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/47066055.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

C.Land, Water & Forest

  1. Baby’s Facebook post against Adani: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Thiruvananthapuram/babys-facebook-post-against-adani/article7149050.ece
  2. No link between farmer’s suicide and land acquisition: Venkaiah: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/politics/no-link-between-farmers-suicide-and-land-acquisition-venkaiah/article7147459.ece

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Intercultural Resources is a forum for research and political intervention on issues related to the impacts and alternatives to destructive development. Our effort draws upon the social, cultural, material and intellectual resources that have been generated in the course of dialogues between people of different cultures on questions of social justice, development and self-rule. We are of the view that dialogue can sustain plurality and open possibilities for recovery of the ground lost on account of inter-cultural alienation, which is manifest in a variety of forms of violence that we encounter everyday at different levels of social life. Intercultural Resources is based in Delhi, India. Email: ihpindia@gmail.com

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