News Updates on Energy, Coal, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest issues: 20 July, 2015

A.Coal & Energy

  1. China Firm Offers $12bn Financing for Key Power Projects:
  2. Centre yet to decide on Reliance’s Sasan coal blocks:
  3. Three days of bad news drills US coal mining stocks:
  4. Coal India aiming to double output to one-billion tons a year by 2020:
  5. Coal Is Losing the War on Coal:
  6. Walter Energy’s bankruptcy is biggest in coal industry since 2012:
  7. BJP, MDMK question Adani deal:
  8. Central Railway in talks with dabhol plant to purchase cheaper power:
  9. First stage II forest clearance, then mine lease:
  10. Javadekar urges developed world to stick to old agendas at Paris conference:
  11. More global warming would make work outdoors impossible in India:
  12. Coal ministry throws lifeline to CESC Chandrapur plant:
  13. Bottom liners not used to protect groundwater in federal coal ash cleanup:
  14. Myanmar Villagers Stand United Against Coal Plant:
  15. RattanIndia signs pact, gets to develop solar project in MP :


  2. Cabinet OKs new bridge on Ganga:
  3. World Bank chief Jim Yong Kim says lender ‘ready to work’ with AIIB:
  4. Low inflation to linger this year – ADB:
  5. The AIIB is a Chinese Bank Created for Chinese Ends:
  6. Greek debt crisis: reforms will fail, says ex-finance minister Yanis Varoufakis:
  7. Andhra Pradesh to develop 200 link roads to boost investments on Vizag-Chennai corridor:
  8. Govt to conduct feasibility study for Rs 23,000-cr India-Sri Lanka project:
  9. ADB’s India forecast: Sunny with a chance of 7.8% growth:

C.Land, Water & Forest

  1. No end to Narmada oustees’ struggle:
  2. Dam oustees question government on rehabilitation issue:
  3. Hansraj Ahir, Nitin Gadkari facilitated dodgy land acquisition for coal blocks:
  4. BJD to oppose Land Bill, raise Posco, Vyapam scam issues in Parliament:
  5. Naveen to meet party MPs to discuss party’s stand on Land Bill:
  6. Modi govt unlikely to bring land bill in Monsoon session:
  7. Govt, trade unions differ on contract labour, minimum wage:
  8. Villagers refuse to give land:
  9. Learning with Times: Uranium is a cleaner fuel, but not freely traded:
  10. $8-trillion dream for economy:

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