Updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 22 July, 2015

A.Coal & Energy

  1. Coal and gas layoffs mount as prices continue to fall: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/20/coal-j20.html
  2. Coal scam: Ex-CBI officers gives consent to assist CVS probe against ex-chief Ranjit Sinha: http://www.firstpost.com/india/coal-scam-ex-cbi-officers-gives-consent-assist-cvs-probe-ex-chief-ranjit-sinha-2352828.html
  3. Adani Transmission follows port business to offshore bond market: http://www.sify.com/finance/fullstory.php?a=phvpvBjfdjfhj&title=Adani_Transmission_follows_port_business_to_offshore_bond_market
  4. Adani suspends two Carmichael contractors: report: http://www.business-standard.com/article/reuters/adani-suspends-two-carmichael-contractors-smh-report-115072200126_1.html
  5. Tri-partite talks today to end NLC strike: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/tripartite-talks-today-to-end-nlc-strike/article7449614.ece
  6. Tata Power’s Indonesia mine sale hits roadblock: http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/tata-power-s-indonesia-mine-sale-hits-roadblock-115072101187_1.html
  7. Power projects on the blink despite clearances by government: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/power-projects-on-the-blink-despite-clearances-by-government-115072200024_1.html
  8. Cabinet revises Punatsangchu-I hydro project cost to Rs 9,375.58 crore:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/48164782.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  9. 68 hydel projects on cards: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150721/jsp/jharkhand/story_32690.jsp#.Va8sVvmqqko
  10. New onshore wind farms still possible without subsidies, says Amber Rudd: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jul/21/new-onshore-wind-farms-still-possible-without-subsidies-says-amber-rudd
  11. Environment Minister’s Statement at the Informal Ministerial Consultations at Paris: http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=123452
  12. President Obama hopes to persuade India, China on climate change: http://www.firstpost.com/world/president-obama-hopes-persuade-india-china-climate-change-2356098.html

B.IFIs

  1. Addis Ababa Meet Scores Development, Some Climate Finance Goals: https://cleantechnica.com/2015/07/20/addis-ababa-meet-scores-development-climate-finance-goals/
  2. Local banks up the ante in financing mega projects : http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/business/article/2000169874/local-banks-up-the-ante-in-financing-mega-projects
  3. Asian Development Bank to hold its next annual meeting of Board of Governors in Frankfurt: http://abc.az/eng/news_21_07_2015_89670.html
  4. Multilaterals’ financial pledge for SDGs earmarks nothing for cities: http://citiscope.org/habitatIII/news/2015/07/multilaterals-financial-pledge-sdgs-earmarks-nothing-cities#sthash.A4FqFFc2.dpuf
  5. Asia-Pacific Energy Sector Update: Financing Renewable Energy Projects: http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/asia-pacific-energy-sector-update-86020/
  6. With Kamath as the president, will BRICS Bank challenge World Bank?: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/china/With-Kamath-as-the-president-will-BRICS-Bank-challenge-World-Bank/articleshow/48163201.cms
  7. $100 billion Brics Bank opens in Shanghai: http://dc.asianage.com/international/100-billion-brics-bank-opens-shanghai-779
  8. BRICS bank launched in China as alternative to World Bank, IMF: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/international-business/BRICS-bank-launched-in-China-as-alternative-to-World-Bank-IMF/articleshow/48160116.cms?
  9. WB to probe IFC’s role in Vizhinjam port on green concerns: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/490551/wb-probe-ifcs-role-vizhinjam.html
  10. Government plans bond guarantee entity with Rs 5,000-crore corpus to boost market:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/48166583.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

C.Land, Water & Forest

  1. CCEA approves restructuring of Coastal Zone Management project:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/48165044.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  2. Cabinet okays 3% interest subvention extension for crop loans: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/cabinet-okays-3-interest-subvention-extension-for-crop-loans-115072200035_1.html
  3. Gujarat HC orders status quo on Essar land: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/Gujarat-HC-orders-status-quo-on-Essar-land/articleshow/48166356.cms?
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