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

A.Coal & Energy

  1. California is Withdrawing All Investment Funds from Coal Mining Companies:
  2. Mining industry’s new ‘coal is amazing’ TV ad labelled desperate:
  3. GVK wins court fight over Australian coal mine:\
  4. A night of dirty talk as mine and coal are on the agenda:
  5. Regulators back keeping Colorado coal mine open, find greenhouse emissions ‘insignificant’:
  6. Why Is The U.K. More Dependent On Dirty Coal Now Than They Were 10 Years Ago?:
  7. Himachal to refund Rs 280 crore to Adani Power:
  8. Adani loses key customer for controversial Carmichael mine in Australia …
  9. Ex-Coal Secy Gupta, four others get bail:
  10. Bangladesh to build two 600MW power plants worth $4.6bn to meet power crisis:
  11. Mongolia unlikely to seal $4 bln coal mine deal – minister:
  12. Norway to close Arctic coal mine, causing political headache:
  13. Alpha coal mine one step closer after court ruling:
  14. Odisha may get another UMPP at Gajamara:
  15. Solar power fuels Tata Power’s ambitions:
  16. Emissions that will sting future generations:
  17. Coal output on a high but demand dries up:
  18. 2nd auction on subsidy to gas-based power projects on September 15:
  19. Government Calls for Utilising Rooftop Space for Solar Projects:


  1. S. Korea seeks China’s support for new Asia development bank:
  2. G20-Germany urges more Islamic finance integration globally:
  3. Ministry seeking ¥1.8 trillion for Japan’s infrastructure investment in Asia:
  4. Mainstreaming SDGs in development agenda:
  5. Good days ahead for green bond mkt:
  6. ADB approves funds for development of third landfill cell at Achan:
  7. World Bank Board Approves $80m to Accelerate Job Creation in Tanzania:
  8. Two Japanese firms shortlisted for Matarbari coal power plant:
  9. First phase of Vizag metro rail to be ready by end of 2018:
  10. Funding for smart cities: Key to coffer lies outside India:
  11. Tk 6.6b projects to develop land ports for spurring regional trade:
  12. Andhra Pradesh ready to build metro rail in Vijayawada and Vizag with JICA help:
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  13. HUDCO to finance Nellore’s underground drainage project:
  14. Japanese to back Chennai-Bengaluru Industrial Corridor:
  15. World Bank report will expose badly performing states, says Kant:

C.Land,Water & Forest

  1. New Telangana land law aims to please farmers, investors:
  2. SSP dam height rise: Oustees start online campaign, seek PM’s intervention:
  3. Cabinet sets apart 1740 acres in Bheemli for IT projects:
  4. State Government Seeks Central Fund for Indravati Pump Storage Project:
  5. US Professors Protest Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Silicon Valley Visit:

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