News updates on coal, energy, IFIs, land, water and forest: 30 April, 2015

A.Coal & Energy

  1. A fillip to clean power: http://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/a-fillip-to-clean-power/article7155185.ece
  2. India’s renewable energy agency signs IFC’s master cooperation agreement:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/47101323.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  3. JSPL tanks 6% as CBI chargesheets chairman Naveen Jindal in coal scam: http://www.business-standard.com/article/markets/jspl-tanks-6-as-cbi-chargesheets-chairman-naveen-jindal-in-coal-scam-115043000123_1.html
  4. Further stake sale in Coal India to meet SEBI guidelines: Goyal: http://www.newkerala.com/news/2015/fullnews-51274.html
  5. Coal Scam: Jindal Steel denies all CBI allegations: http://www.asianage.com/india/coal-scam-jindal-steel-denies-all-cbi-allegations-338
  6. Goa govt losing coal block in Chhattisgarh: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/goa/goa-govt-losing-coal-block-in-chhattisgarh/articleshow/47101510.cms
  7. Coal to remain important mainstay fuel for India and Japan’s energy plans: http://www.newkerala.com/news/2015/fullnews-51242.html
  8. Khattar dedicates National Transmission Asset Management Centre of Powergrid to nation: http://www.newkerala.com/news/2015/fullnews-51257.html
  9. India plans to have more clean coal technology: Minister: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/developmental-issues/india-plans-to-have-more-clean-coal-technology-minister/articleshow/47099312.cms
  10. Coal scam: Naveen Jindal, Madhu Koda, 13 others chargesheeted by CBI: http://www.firstpost.com/business/coal-scam-naveen-jindal-madhu-koda-13-others-chargesheeted-by-cbi-2219196.html
  11. Jharkhand says land no reason for project exit, Reliance Power disagrees: http://www.sify.com/finance/fullstory.php?a=pe3uEvhgdheia&title=Jharkhand_says_land_no_reason_for_project_exit%2C_Reliance_Power_disagrees
  12. Coal to remain main fuel: Goyal: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/policy/coal-to-remain-main-fuel-goyal/article7155130.ece
  13. Environmental groups sound alarm over ‘self-destructive’ fracking in Colorado: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/apr/29/fracking-colorado-blm-environmental-groups
  14. Parliamentary panel says Reliance Power ‘ineligible’ for three UMPPs, calls for probe:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/47098778.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  15. Jharkhand says Reliance Power’s Tilaiya exit ‘surprising’:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/47099453.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  16. Coal block case: Court order on May 7 on charges against RSPL: http://www.newkerala.com/news/2015/fullnews-51058.html
  17. NTPC says ready to take up Jharkhands’s Tilaiya mega power project: http://www.newkerala.com/news/2015/fullnews-51063.html
  18. Coal-related pollution chokes mining towns in Jharkhand: http://indiatogether.org/articles/pollution-from-coal-washery-rejects-choke-dhanbad-jharia-region-in-jharkhand-environment
  19. Group representing 1m medical students backs fossil fuel divestment: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/apr/30/group-representing-1m-medical-students-backs-fossil-fuel-divestment
  20. Fossil fuels are the new tobacco when it comes to health risk: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/apr/30/fossil-fuels-new-tobacco-health-risk
  21. Climate change will significantly affect Australians’ health, report finds: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/apr/29/climate-change-will-significantly-affect-australians-health-report-finds
  22. Fossil fuel companies defy warnings on burning reserves: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/apr/29/fossil-fuel-companies-defy-warnings-on-burning-reserves

B.IFIs

  1. US to press China on infrastructure bank governance standards: official: http://www.business-standard.com/article/reuters/u-s-to-press-china-on-infrastructure-bank-governance-standards-official-115043000063_1.html
  2. ACCIF stresses improvement of connectivity: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Vijayawada/accif-stresses-improvement-of-connectivity/article7157024.ece
  3. World Bank extends support to Nepal: http://zeenews.india.com/news/world/world-bank-extends-support-to-nepal_1587361.html

C.Land, Water & Forest

  1. Land acquisition bill: Farmer resentment grows as water runs dry in Kolar:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/47103532.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  2. Land Bill: With allies’ and Opposition’s united criticism, is PM Modi on backfoot for first time?:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/47103431.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  3. Bangla land agreement Bill to be in Rajya Sabha next week: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/bangla-land-agreement-bill-to-be-in-rajya-sabha-next-week/articleshow/47102343.cms
  4. Cabinet approves Compensatory Afforestation Bill, likely to be tabled next week: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-cabinet-approves-compensatory-afforestation-bill-likely-to-be-tabled-next-week-2081916
  5.  Indian Farmers to Face Harder Life Ahead: Studies: http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/Indian-Farmers-to-Face-Harder-Life-Ahead-Studies/2015/04/29/article2789427.ece
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