Updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 7 July, 2015

A.Coal & Energy

  1. 100,000MW of costly solar power can sink ‘Make in India’: http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Swaminomics/100000mw-of-costly-solar-power-can-sink-make-in-india/
  2. CERC Ruling: SSNNL A Power-Generating Firm, Accounts To Be Audited: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ahmedabad/CERC-Ruling-SSNNL-A-Power-Generating-Firm-Accounts-To-Be-Audited/articleshow/47959863.cms
  3. Coal scam: SC notices to CBI, ED: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/coal-scam-sc-notices-to-cbi-ed/article7393672.ece
  4. Billions in gas projects stranded by climate change action, says thinktank: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jul/07/gas-projects-climate-change-billions-thinktank
  5. Govt flips the switch to 20-year power plan: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/govt-flips-the-switch-to-20-year-power-plan-115070700025_1.html
  6. Seeking nirvana from carbon emissions through renewable energy: http://www.business-standard.com/article/markets/seeking-nirvana-from-carbon-emissions-through-renewable-energy-115070601352_1.html
  7. Thermal power generation dips marginally in June: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/thermal-power-generation-dips-marginally-in-june/article7392507.ece
  8. NLC commissions one more power unit at Neyveli: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/NLC-commissions-one-more-power-unit-at-Neyveli/articleshow/47962364.cms
  9. Coal scam: SC seeks CBI, ED response on probe Aditya Birla Group’s for alleged hawala transactions: http://www.firstpost.com/business/coal-scam-sc-seeks-cbi-ed-response-probe-aditya-birla-groups-alleged-hawala-transactions-2329748.html
  10. SC notice for CBI on plea seeking probe into diversion of coal for ADAG’s UMPP: http://www.business-standard.com/article/politics/sc-notice-for-cbi-on-plea-seeking-probe-into-diversion-of-coal-for-adag-s-umpp-115070600781_1.html
  11. Government: No wrongdoing in land allotment to Essar Power: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/rajkot/Government-No-wrongdoing-in-land-allotment-to-Essar-Power/articleshow/47955143.cms
  12. NTPC’s Assam power project gets commercial: http://www.projectsmonitor.com/daily-wire/ntpcs-assam-power-project-gets-commercial/
  13. Gujarat Rejects Claim of Forced Land Acquisition for Essar: http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/Gujarat-Rejects-Claim-of-Forced-Land-Acquisition-for-Essar/2015/07/06/article2904258.ece
  14. Power plants sans PPAs to get 5 MT coal: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/Power-plants-sans-PPAs-to-get-5-MT-coal/articleshow/47951258.cms?
  15. Heat-related deaths will go up: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-in-school/heatrelated-deaths-will-go-up/article7392898.ece
  16. China advertises India pollution: http://www.asianage.com/international/china-advertises-india-pollution-175
  17. Climate change triggers sea erosion: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/climate-change-triggers-sea-erosion/article7394001.ece
  18. Javadekar to Hold Review Meeting with State Environment and Forests Minsters of Western Ghats Region Tomorrow: http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=123028

B.IFI

  1. Ufa could be the yuan moment: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-opinion/ufa-could-be-the-yuan-moment/article7393210.ece
  2. Chinese ex-FM to be AIIB chief: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-international/chinese-exfm-to-be-aiib-chief/article7393215.ece
  3. China Nominates Candidate for AIIB President’s Post: http://www.newindianexpress.com/world/China-Nominates-Candidate-for-AIIB-Presidents-Post/2015/07/06/article2905521.ece
  4. China’s ‘name-calling’ keeps Taiwan out of Asia infra bank: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/international/chinas-namecalling-keeps-taiwan-out-of-asia-infra-bank/article7392528.ece
  5. Business Line Twenty years ago today: Coca-Cola not averse to going it alone: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/business-line-twenty-years-ago-today-cocacola-not-averse-to-going-it-alone/article7392419.ece
  6. Why everyone loves ‘good governance’: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-opinion/why-everyone-loves-good-governance/article7390061.ece
  7. World Bank rolls back its own criticism of China: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/china/World-Bank-rolls-back-its-own-criticism-of-China/articleshow/47949152.cms?
  8. China offers $50 bn for hydroelectric projects in Pakistan: http://www.business-standard.com/article/international/china-offers-50-bn-for-hydroelectric-projects-in-pakistan-115070301362_1.html
  9. JICA may participate in capital consultancy: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/andhra-pradesh/jica-may-participate-in-capital-consultancy/article7393380.ece
  10. Hazards of a bank runner; http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150707/jsp/opinion/story_29966.jsp#.VZttd_mqqko

C.Land, Water & Forest

  1. Activists arrested for blocking MSEZ work: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Mangalore/activists-arrested-for-blocking-msez-work/article7388527.ece
  2. Government plans transshipment port under Sagarmala project:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/47914983.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  3. Maharashtra CM signs Rs 5K crore business deals in US: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/Maharashtra-CM-signs-Rs-5K-crore-business-deals-in-US/articleshow/47888403.cms
  4. Blackstone proposes to invest Rs 4,500 cr in Maharashtra: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/blackstone-proposes-to-invest-rs-4-500-cr-in-maharashtra-115063001111_1.html
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