Hindalco Industries Ltd. and Essar Energy Plc’s plan to mine local coal to feed their $3.8 billion Mahan aluminum smelter and power plants has stalled after local authorities said they will seek permission from villagers again.
Germany has urged nine airlines in China, Russia, the U.S., Egypt, Switzerland and Moldova to comply with European Union emissions-trading rules or face the threat of sanctions, two German government officials said.
Germany will expand its offshore wind-power capacity fourfold this year as projects totaling 1.5 gigawatts are expected to begin generating, according to Stiftung Offshore-Windenergie, an industry group.
India’s new Environment Minister Veerappa Moily has approved $24 billion of projects from steel mills to mines in just one month to undo a logjam of clearances. Elections due by May could prevent them breaking ground soon.