News updates on coal, energy, IFIs, land, water and forest: 30 April, 2015

A.Coal & Energy A fillip to clean power: http://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/a-fillip-to-clean-power/article7155185.ece India’s renewable energy agency signs IFC’s master cooperation agreement:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/47101323.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst JSPL tanks 6% as CBI chargesheets chairman Naveen Jindal in coal scam: http://www.business-standard.com/article/markets/jspl-tanks-6-as-cbi-chargesheets-chairman-naveen-jindal-in-coal-scam-115043000123_1.html Further stake sale in Coal India to meet SEBI guidelines: Goyal: http://www.newkerala.com/news/2015/fullnews-51274.html Coal Scam: Jindal Steel denies all CBI allegations: http://www.asianage.com/india/coal-scam-jindal-steel-denies-all-cbi-allegations-338 Goa govt losingRead More

News updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 28 April, 2015

28 April, 2015 A.Coal & Energy Emissions from thermal plants higher than global standards, admits govt: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/policy/emissions-from-thermal-plants-higher-than-global-standards-admits-govt/article7147171.ece Coal mines’ surplus land would be returned to states: Piyush Goyal: http://www.newkerala.com/news/2015/fullnews-50277.html Govt working on renewable energy target for 2015-16: Goyal: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/govt-working-on-renewable-energy-target-for-201516-goyal/article7146599.ece NTPC not to import coal in Q1, cites sufficient CIL supply:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/47067317.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst ‘India must review fossil fuelRead More

News updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 27 April, 2015

27 April, 2015 A.Coal & Energy Rusbridger: India must review fossil fuel subsidies: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/india-must-review-fossil-fuel-subsidies/article7144075.ece ‘Climate change is the most important story of our lives’: http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/interview/climate-change-is-the-most-important-story-of-our-lives/article7143655.ece Coal block auction II: Ministry looking at ‘one group, one bid’ cap: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/policy/coal-block-auction/article7143711.ece Like shale oil, solar power is shaking up global energy: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/international-business/Like-shale-oil-solar-power-is-shaking-up-global-energy/articleshow/47062840.cms? Task force for scrapping of MoUsRead More

Massive Dharna at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi against corporate land grab – 23/24 April, 2015

Do Join ! Joint Dharna by National Campaigns 23rd and 24th April, 2015, Jantar Mantar, N Delhi Dear friends, This is to inform you that the four networks and campaigns, the Right to Food Campaign, National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM), Pension Parishad and National Campaign for People’s Right to Information (NCPRI) are jointly holding a dharnaRead More

News updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 16 April, 2015

16 April, 2015 A.Coal & Energy Australia-India civil nuke pact possible by year end: FM Bishop: http://zeenews.india.com/news/india/australia-india-civil-nuke-pact-possible-by-year-end-fm-bishop_1579499.html Coal turnaround to ease power cuts this summer: http://www.rediff.com/business/report/coal-turnaround-to-ease-power-cuts-this-summer/20150416.htm Fewer power cuts likely this summer as govt engineers coal turnaround: http://www.business-standard.com/article/reuters/modi-s-coal-turnaround-to-ease-chronic-power-cuts-115041600112_1.html State discoms may cap costs of thermal power plants before inviting bids for power supply:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/46938836.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst Coal auctionRead More

Narmada: 30 Years of Resilience – a Calendar (2015 April – 2016 March)

Narmada: 30 Years of Resilience – a Calendar  (April 2015-March 2016) Dear Friend, Narmada Bachao Andolan (Save the Narmada Movement) has completed 30 years of  its history and innumerable struggles. The Delhi Solidarity Group is celebrating this great event it by bringing out a calendar. Thirty long years of NBA’s arduous struggles against the construction of mega-dams on the RiverRead More