Updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 21 July, 2015

A.Coal & Energy

  1. Around 12,000 employees at Neyveli Lignite go on indefinite strike: http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/around-12-000-employees-at-neyveli-lignite-go-on-indefinite-strike-115072100143_1.html
  2. Centre moves SC; adamant not to allot Utkal coal block to JSPL: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Centre-moves-SC-adamant-not-to-allot-Utkal-coal-block-to-JSPL/articleshow/48153191.cms?
  3. Centre hits West Bengal with Rs 3,000 cr demand and contempt plea: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Centre-hits-West-Bengal-with-Rs-3000-cr-demand-and-contempt-plea/articleshow/48153199.cms?
  4. Increased coal production helps meet PM’s power promise: http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/ht-special-increased-coal-production-helps-meet-pm-s-power-promise/article1-1371448.asp
  5. Software solution for power plants to reduce carbon footprint: http://zeenews.india.com/news/eco-news/software-solution-for-power-plants-to-reduce-carbon-footprint_1633325.html
  6. G20 meeting on climate finance to help India clear stance: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/g20-meeting-on-climate-finance-to-help-india-clear-stance-115072001297_1.html
  7. India’s clean energy targets way ahead of others: UN official:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/48147918.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  8. India-US are stronger when together, collaboration can have big impact on global peace: Envoys: http://www.firstpost.com/world/india-us-are-stronger-when-together-collaboration-can-have-big-impact-on-global-peace-envoys-2353766.html
  9. China to be world’s third largest n-generating country: http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/china-to-be-world-s-third-largest-n-generating-country-115072100151_1.html
  10. Climate scientists say 2015 on track to be warmest year on record: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jul/21/climate-scientists-say-2015-on-track-to-be-warmest-year-on-record
  11. Biggest Coal Polluters Dominate Emissions: http://insideclimatenews.org/news/16072015/biggest-coal-polluters-dominate-emissions-utilities-obama-epa-clean-power-plan
  12. 12 lakh power employees, engineers threaten to go on strike over electricity amendment bill:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/48144987.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  13. Maha govt plans to retire high cost debt of Rs 54,000 cr of three power companies: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/maha-govt-plans-to-retire-high-cost-debt-of-rs-54-000-cr-of-three-power-companies-115072000652_1.html
  14. First Pilot Auction to Capture Methane a Success: http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2015/07/17/first-pilot-auction-to-capture-methane-a-success
  15. New clash with Big Coal set as Obama proposes curbs on water pollution: http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20150716/ARTICLE/150719393#sthash.wDBEbsAu.dpuf

B.IFIs

  1. “BRICS” bank launches in Shanghai, to work with AIIB: http://www.sify.com/finance/fullstory.php?a=phviEndjfecdc&title=%22BRICS%22_bank_launches_in_Shanghai%2C_to_work_with_AIIB
  2. KV Kamath-led BRICS bank is now open for business: http://www.dnaindia.com/money/report-kv-kamath-led-brics-bank-is-now-open-for-business-2106562

C.Land, Forest & Water

  1. Odisha in damage control mode: Charting the twists and turns in Posco $12 bn project: http://www.firstpost.com/business/explainer-if-posco-cancels-12-bn-odisha-project-it-will-dent-modis-make-in-india-2348242.html
  2. Phase-I in 2 years: APSEZ: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-kerala/phasei-in-2-years-apsez/article7445979.ece
  3. Land acquisition poses hurdle: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-kerala/land-acquisition-poses-hurdle/article7445981.ece
  4. Better days for business between India and China?: http://forbesindia.com/article/ckgsb/better-days-for-business-between-india-and-china/40637/1#ixzz3gV8aaFeO
  5. Naidu Takes on Congress Over Land Bill Issue: http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/Naidu-Takes-on-Congress-Over-Land-Bill-Issue/2015/07/20/article2930716.ece
  6. PNB’s Rs 9,000-cr bad loan sale stuck due to absence of full time CEO: http://www.business-standard.com/article/finance/pnb-s-rs-9-000-cr-bad-loan-sale-stuck-due-to-absence-of-full-time-ceo-115072000879_1.html
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