News Updates on Energy, Coal, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest issues: 20 July, 2015

A.Coal & Energy

  1. China Firm Offers $12bn Financing for Key Power Projects: http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/china-firm-offers-12bn-financing-for-key-power-projects/214991/
  2. Centre yet to decide on Reliance’s Sasan coal blocks: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/companies/centre-yet-to-decide-on-reliances-sasan-coal-blocks/article7434766.ece
  3. Three days of bad news drills US coal mining stocks: http://www.smh.com.au/business/mining-and-resources/three-days-of-bad-news-drills-us-coal-mining-stocks-20150717-gif6gc.html#ixzz3gPIVHhrv
  4. Coal India aiming to double output to one-billion tons a year by 2020:http://www.miningweekly.com/article/coal-india-aiming-to-double-output-to-one-billion-tons-a-year-by-2020-2015-07-17-1
  5. Coal Is Losing the War on Coal: http://www.slate.com/articles/business/the_juice/2015/07/coal_vs_fossil_fuels_and_renewable_energy_why_the_dirty_fossil_keeps_losing.html
  6. Walter Energy’s bankruptcy is biggest in coal industry since 2012: http://www.al.com/business/index.ssf/2015/07/walter_energys_bankruptcy_is_b.html
  7. BJP, MDMK question Adani deal: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/bjp-mdmk-question-adani-deal/article7442061.ece
  8. Central Railway in talks with dabhol plant to purchase cheaper power: http://dc.asianage.com/mumbai/central-railway-talks-dabhol-plant-purchase-cheaper-power-347
  9. First stage II forest clearance, then mine lease: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150720/jsp/jharkhand/story_32547.jsp#.VayP3vmqqko
  10. Javadekar urges developed world to stick to old agendas at Paris conference: http://zeenews.india.com/news/eco-news/javadekar-urges-developed-world-to-stick-to-old-agendas-at-paris-conference_1632792.html
  11. More global warming would make work outdoors impossible in India: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/more-global-warming-would-make-work-outdoors-impossible-in-india/article7440889.ece
  12. Coal ministry throws lifeline to CESC Chandrapur plant: http://www.dnaindia.com/money/report-coal-ministry-throws-lifeline-to-cesc-chandrapur-plant-2105559
  13. Bottom liners not used to protect groundwater in federal coal ash cleanup: http://www.thestate.com/news/local/article27724765.html#storylink=cpy
  14. Myanmar Villagers Stand United Against Coal Plant: http://www.sierraclub.org/compass/2015/07/myanmar-villagers-stand-united-against-coal-plant
  15. RattanIndia signs pact, gets to develop solar project in MP : http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/rattanindia-signs-pact-gets-to-develop-solar-projectmp_2030421.html?utm_source=ref_article


B.IFIs

  1. WORLD BANK OVERLOOKED FAMILIES IN NEPAL PROJECT, PANEL FINDS: http://www.icij.org/blog/2015/07/world-bank-overlooked-families-nepal-project-panel-finds
  2. Cabinet OKs new bridge on Ganga: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/patna/Cabinet-OKs-new-bridge-on-Ganga/articleshow/48118331.cms
  3. World Bank chief Jim Yong Kim says lender ‘ready to work’ with AIIB: http://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/1841016/world-bank-chief-jim-yong-kim-says-lender-ready-work-aiib
  4. Low inflation to linger this year – ADB: http://www.philstar.com/business/2015/07/19/1478472/low-inflation-linger-year-adb
  5. The AIIB is a Chinese Bank Created for Chinese Ends: http://eng.the-liberty.com/2015/5876/
  6. Greek debt crisis: reforms will fail, says ex-finance minister Yanis Varoufakis: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jul/18/greece-debt-crisis-reforms-fail-yanis-varoufakis
  7. Andhra Pradesh to develop 200 link roads to boost investments on Vizag-Chennai corridor: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/Andhra-Pradesh-to-develop-200-link-roads-to-boost-investments-on-Vizag-Chennai-corridor/articleshow/48129481.cms?
  8. Govt to conduct feasibility study for Rs 23,000-cr India-Sri Lanka project: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/govt-to-conduct-feasibility-study-for-rs-23-000-cr-india-sri-lanka-project-115071700840_1.html
  9. ADB’s India forecast: Sunny with a chance of 7.8% growth: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/adb-s-india-forecast-sunny-with-a-chance-of-7-8-growth-115071700030_1.html

C.Land, Water & Forest

  1. No end to Narmada oustees’ struggle: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/30th-anniversary-of-the-narmada-dam-oustees-struggle/article7440892.ece
  2. Dam oustees question government on rehabilitation issue: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/dam-oustees-question-government-on-rehabilitation-issue/article7439514.ece
  3. Hansraj Ahir, Nitin Gadkari facilitated dodgy land acquisition for coal blocks: http://www.asianage.com/mumbai/hansraj-ahir-nitin-gadkari-facilitated-dodgy-land-acquisition-coal-blocks-357
  4. BJD to oppose Land Bill, raise Posco, Vyapam scam issues in Parliament: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-bjd-to-oppose-land-bill-raise-posco-vyapam-scam-issues-in-parliament-2106117
  5. Naveen to meet party MPs to discuss party’s stand on Land Bill: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhubaneswar/Naveen-to-meet-party-MPs-to-discuss-partys-stand-on-Land-Bill/articleshow/48127946.cms?
  6. Modi govt unlikely to bring land bill in Monsoon session: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Modi-govt-unlikely-to-bring-land-bill-in-Monsoon-session/articleshow/48131723.cms?
  7. Govt, trade unions differ on contract labour, minimum wage: http://www.dnaindia.com/money/report-govt-trade-unions-differ-on-contract-labour-minimum-wages-2106076
  8. Villagers refuse to give land: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150720/jsp/northeast/story_32596.jsp#.VayN4_mqqko
  9. Learning with Times: Uranium is a cleaner fuel, but not freely traded: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/science/Learning-with-Times-Uranium-is-a-cleaner-fuel-but-not-freely-traded/articleshow/48139150.cms?
  10. $8-trillion dream for economy: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150719/jsp/business/story_32417.jsp#.VayO3vmqqko
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