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Updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 27 July, 2015

A.Coal & Energy

  1. CERC backlog a drag on power projects:
  2. SKS Power seeks new investors for Chhattisgarh plant:
  3. Chinese firm contracted to build coal-fired power plant in Zimbabwe:
  4. Suntech supplies solar power project in Gujarat with 9.3-MW of modules:
  5. Tata Power eyes Africa, S-E Asia, SAARC for growth:
  6. Weak demand, rising discom losses to increase woes of power sector players:
  7. CPI(M) opposes public hearing on Pudimadaka plant:
  8. Maharashtra’s first hydro-electric project turns 100:
  9. Farmers fight mining companies for soul of rural Australia:
  10. Coal is losing the war:
  11. Coal Industry Suffering From Lack Of Demand:
  12. South Carolina’s coal ash: The story of a clean up:
  13. SunEdison, Tata Power ink solar project deal:
  14. PM launches new scheme for power reforms in rural areas:
  15. Brookfield may invest $1bn in GVK:
  16. Hillary Clinton sets renewable energy goals to spur more wind, solar power:
  17. Global warming slowdown doesn’t mean end of climate change: Study:
  18. French special envoy to attend FICCI-sponsored climate change session:
  19. Climate change threatens China’s booming coastal cities, says expert:


  1. New Development Bank’s first loan will be in Chinese currency:KV Kamath:
  2. The BRICS bank: Is it a game-changer?:
  3. Growth Drivers of Islamic finance trade between Asia and the Middle East:
  4. Foreign assistance: significant shortfall in budget estimates during 2014-15:
  5. Tk 6.20b Japanese fund for public, private building retrofitting:
  6. In dispute over coal mine project, two ways of life hang in the balance:
  7. A ‘new development era’ dawns as the BRICS bank launches:
  8. Govt eyes $2 bn for rooftop solar projects:
  9. YES Bank provides financing for renewable energy projects:
  10. Per capita debt burden at Rs 44,095:
  11. Consensus, not discord, to drive BRICS: Onkar Kanwar:
  12. The clout is loosening: Next IMF chief might be a first-ever non-European:
  13. World Bank willing to offer ODA, IDA loans to Vietnam:
  14. Deutsche Bank sees solar winning coal in India by 2019-20:

C.Land, Water & Forest

  1. Government Mulls Land Banks for Industries:
  2. Idco identifies two lakh acres for creating land banks:
  3. Odisha to create land banks to attract investment:
  4. Congress, TMC and BJD to seek total withdrawal of land bill:
  5. ₹1,000 cr for Indo-Bangla rail link:
  6. 1000-acre township to come up on Doon outskirt:
  7. Nitish may be happy as two projects to benefit Nalanda, Barh regions:
  8. DIPP to Rank States on ‘Ease of Doing Business’:
  9. Foreign-funded NGOs must now transact online:
  10. Ministry allows filing of ‘unaudited’ accounts of foreign subsidiaries with Registrar of Companies:
  11. Posco, Mesco to sign definitive pact next month for Finex plant:

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