Updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest

A.Coal & Energy

  1. Obama emissions plan blocked: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150630/jsp/foreign/story_28694.jsp#.VZI23_mqqko
  2. Supreme Court: Obama pollution rule invalid: http://dc.asianage.com/international/supreme-court-obama-pollution-rule-invalid-230
  3. Madras HC restrains workers union of Neyveli Lignite to go on strike: http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/madras-hc-restrains-workers-union-of-neyveli-lignite-to-go-on-strike-115062900971_1.html
  4. US supreme court strikes down Obama’s EPA limits on mercury pollution: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jun/29/supreme-court-air-pollution-epa-coal-plants
  5. Consumer body seeks privatisation in transmission sector: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/consumer-body-seeks-privatisation-in-transmission-sector-115062900672_1.html
  6. Australian project stuck, Adani to focus on India plans: http://www.rediff.com/business/report/australian-project-stuck-adani-to-focus-on-india-plans/20150629.htm
  7. CRISIL ratings for Indian debt instruments-Jun 29: http://www.sify.com/finance/fullstory.php?a=pg3maxgadijff&title=CRISIL_ratings_for_Indian_debt_instruments-Jun_29
  8. Renewable energy industry hopeful about Paris meet: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/renewable-energy-industry-hopeful-about-paris-meet/article7364210.ece
  9. Companies supplying cheaper power may get priority in CIL coal allotment: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/47858377.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  10. Mine Clearance Status of Companies Up for Government Review: http://www.newindianexpress.com/business/news/Mine-Clearance-Status-of-Companies-Up-for-Government-Review/2015/06/28/article2890936.ece
  11. India is now world’s fastest-growing major polluter: http://www.business-standard.com/article/specials/india-is-now-world-s-fastest-growing-major-polluter-115062700303_1.html
  12. Fossil fuel divestment alone will not halt climate change: Bill Gates: http://zeenews.india.com/news/eco-news/fossil-fuel-divestment-alone-will-not-halt-climate-change-bill-gates_1620780.html
  13. MLA to attend climate summit: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-kerala/mla-to-attend-climate-summit/article7369129.ece
  14. South Korea to reduce 2030 greenhouse gas emissions by 37 percent: http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/south-korea-finalises-2030-greenhouse-gas-emissions-target/article7369546.ece
  15. India’s next weapon against climate change? The heat-tolerant dwarf cow | Reuters: http://www.firstpost.com/fwire/indias-next-weapon-against-climate-change-the-heat-tolerant-dwarf-cow-reuters-2318456.html
  16. China works for ‘win-win’ climate plan, poised for U.N. pledge | Reuters: http://www.firstpost.com/world/china-works-for-win-win-climate-plan-poised-for-u-n-pledge-reuters-2318468.html
  17. Community-oriented activity must to tackle climate change: Experts: http://zeenews.india.com/news/eco-news/community-oriented-activity-must-to-tackle-climate-change-experts_1622174.html

B.IFIs

  1. India joins China-led infra bank: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/486578/india-joins-china-led-infra.html
  2. 57 countries, including India, make China-led bank a reality : http://www.oneindia.com/international/57-countries-including-india-make-china-led-bank-a-reality-1791642.html
  3. Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: China holds signing ceremony : http://www.oneindia.com/international/asian-infrastructure-investment-bank-china-holds-signing-ce-1791168.html
  4. Bangladesh to get $505 mln in loan from ADB for railway improvements | Reuters: http://www.firstpost.com/fwire/bangladesh-to-get-505-mln-in-loan-from-adb-for-railway-improvements-reuters-2316408.html
  5. Mekong lesson for Northeast India: http://kanglaonline.com/2015/06/mekong-lesson-for-northeast-india/
  6. Teaching the poor to behave: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-opinion/teaching-the-poor-to-behave/article7368386.ece
  7. US encouraged by Narendra Modi’s pro-business reforms: http://www.newkerala.com/news/2015/fullnews-80908.html

C.Land, Water & Forest

  1. Bill to unlock Rs 38,000 crore fund for forestation may be passed in Monsoon sessionhttp://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/Bill-to-unlock-Rs-38000-crore-fund-for-forestation-may-be-passed-in-Monsoon-session/articleshow/47870385.cms
  2. Land bill may not make it in monsoon session: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Land-bill-may-not-make-it-in-monsoon-session/articleshow/47872267.cms?
  3. Soon, non-agriculturists can buy farmland in Karnataka: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Soon-non-agriculturists-can-buy-farmland-in-Karnataka/articleshow/47873674.cms?
  4. Land bill hearing score: one for, 33 against: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150629/jsp/nation/story_28473.jsp#.VZI1FPmqqko
  5. In blockbuster deal, Nerolac sells land in Chennai for Rs 550 crore: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/In-blockbuster-deal-Nerolac-sells-land-in-Chennai-for-Rs-550-crore/articleshow/47873721.cms?
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