A new study has revealed that although global CO2 emissions from fossil fuel use and cement production has reached an all new high, the growth has been notably slower at 2 percent than on average in the last ten years.
The CBI was on Tuesday directed by a special court to record statements of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who was holding charge as Coal Minister in 2005, and others in a coal blocks allocation scam case allegedly involving top industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla.
The Centre will allocate a coal mine with 400 million tonne capacity for a plant in Uttar Pradesh by February and sanction Rs 500 crore to the state within a month to upgrade the distribution network, Coal and Power Minister Piyush Goyal said on Wednesday.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Tuesday defended using coal to generate energy as "the foundation of our prosperity", after the United Nations warned that carbon emissions were leading to disaster.
BJP on Monday welcomed government's decision to promulgate an Ordinance to facilitate e-auction of coal blocks for private companies for captive use and allot mines directly to state and central PSUs and said the reforms initiated by the Prime Minister are aimed at helping the common man.
The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to restrain coal companies, which were directed to wind up mining operations in six months after their coal block allocations were cancelled by it, from extracting coal during this period and selling it in the market.
Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal Wednesday warned if uninterrupted supply of coal was not ensured for the state, it could lead to a food crisis as paddy plantation will be severely affected.