Updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 27 July, 2015

A.Coal & Energy

  1. CERC backlog a drag on power projects: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/CERC-backlog-a-drag-on-power-projects/articleshow/48230841.cms?
  2. SKS Power seeks new investors for Chhattisgarh plant: http://www.financialexpress.com/article/industry/companies/sks-power-seeks-new-investors-for-chhattisgarh-plant/107754/
  3. Chinese firm contracted to build coal-fired power plant in Zimbabwe: http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?cid=1202&MainCatID=12&id=20150726000005
  4. Suntech supplies solar power project in Gujarat with 9.3-MW of modules: http://www.greentechlead.com/solar/suntech-supplies-solar-power-project-in-gujarat-with-9-3-mw-of-modules-27009
  5. Tata Power eyes Africa, S-E Asia, SAARC for growth: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/companies/tata-power-eyes-africa-se-asia-saarc-for-growth/article7467068.ece
  6. Weak demand, rising discom losses to increase woes of power sector players: http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/weak-demand-rising-discom-losses-to-increase-woes-of-power-sector-players-115072600082_1.html
  7. CPI(M) opposes public hearing on Pudimadaka plant: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Visakhapatnam/cpim-opposes-public-hearing-on-pudimadaka-plant/article7466678.ece
  8. Maharashtra’s first hydro-electric project turns 100: http://www.asianage.com/mumbai/maharashtra-s-first-hydro-electric-project-turns-100-888
  9. Farmers fight mining companies for soul of rural Australia: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/australia/11762664/Australia-farmers-fight-mining-companies-for-prime-land.html
  10. Coal is losing the war: http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/Op-Ed/2015/07/26/Coal-is-losing-the-war-on-coal/stories/201507260011
  11. Coal Industry Suffering From Lack Of Demand: https://cleantechnica.com/2015/07/24/coal-industry-suffering-from-lack-of-demand/
  12. South Carolina’s coal ash: The story of a clean up: https://www.southernenvironment.org/news-and-press/news-feed/south-carolinas-coal-ash-the-story-of-a-clean-up
  13. SunEdison, Tata Power ink solar project deal: http://www.greentechlead.com/solar/sunedison-tata-power-ink-solar-project-deal-26937
  14. PM launches new scheme for power reforms in rural areas: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/policy/pm-launches-new-scheme-for-power-reforms-in-rural-areas/article7464408.ece
  15. Brookfield may invest $1bn in GVK: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/Brookfield-may-invest-1bn-in-GVK/articleshow/48210485.cms?
  16. Hillary Clinton sets renewable energy goals to spur more wind, solar power: http://zeenews.india.com/news/world/hillary-clinton-sets-renewable-energy-goals-to-spur-more-wind-solar-power_1636762.html
  17. Global warming slowdown doesn’t mean end of climate change: Study: http://zeenews.india.com/news/eco-news/global-warming-slowdown-doesnt-mean-end-of-climate-change-study_1636587.html
  18. French special envoy to attend FICCI-sponsored climate change session: http://www.newkerala.com/news/2015/fullnews-93653.html
  19. Climate change threatens China’s booming coastal cities, says expert: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jul/25/climate-change-threatens-chinas-booming-coastal-cities-says-expert

B.IFIs

  1. New Development Bank’s first loan will be in Chinese currency:KV Kamath:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/48199704.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  2. The BRICS bank: Is it a game-changer?: http://www.thestandard.co.zw/2015/07/26/the-brics-bank-is-it-a-game-changer/
  3. Growth Drivers of Islamic finance trade between Asia and the Middle East: https://www.islamicfinance.com/2015/07/growth-in-cross-border-islamic-finance-trade/
  4. Foreign assistance: significant shortfall in budget estimates during 2014-15: http://www.brecorder.com/business-a-economy/189/1210475/
  5. Tk 6.20b Japanese fund for public, private building retrofitting: http://www.thefinancialexpress-bd.com/2015/07/26/101584
  6. In dispute over coal mine project, two ways of life hang in the balance: http://helenair.com/news/state-and-regional/in-dispute-over-coal-mine-project-two-ways-of-life/article_d508fb68-40f3-5564-811f-67df1138c15f.html
  7. A ‘new development era’ dawns as the BRICS bank launches: https://www.devex.com/news/a-new-development-era-dawns-as-the-brics-bank-launches-86595
  8. Govt eyes $2 bn for rooftop solar projects: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/491672/govt-eyes-2-bn-rooftop.html
  9. YES Bank provides financing for renewable energy projects: http://www.legalera.in/news-deals/law-firms/item/17180-yes-bank-provides-financing-for-renewable-energy-projects.html
  10. Per capita debt burden at Rs 44,095: http://www.asianage.com/business/capita-debt-burden-rs-44095-056
  11. Consensus, not discord, to drive BRICS: Onkar Kanwar: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/consensus-not-discord-to-drive-brics-omkar-kanwar-115072700016_1.html
  12. The clout is loosening: Next IMF chief might be a first-ever non-European: http://www.dnaindia.com/money/report-the-clout-is-loosening-next-imf-chief-might-be-the-first-ever-non-european-2107985
  13. World Bank willing to offer ODA, IDA loans to Vietnam: http://www.newkerala.com/news/2015/fullnews-93730.html
  14. Deutsche Bank sees solar winning coal in India by 2019-20: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/deutsche-bank-sees-solar-winning-coal-in-india-by-201920/article7467022.ece

C.Land, Water & Forest

  1. Government Mulls Land Banks for Industries: http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/Government-Mulls-Land-Banks-for-Industries/2015/07/25/article2939633.ece
  2. Idco identifies two lakh acres for creating land banks: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/idco-identifies-two-lakh-acres-for-creating-land-banks-115072500009_1.html
  3. Odisha to create land banks to attract investment:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/48204738.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  4. Congress, TMC and BJD to seek total withdrawal of land bill: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-congress-tmc-and-bjd-to-seek-total-withdrawal-of-land-bill-2108110
  5. ₹1,000 cr for Indo-Bangla rail link: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/policy/1000-cr-for-indobangla-rail-link/article7467208.ece
  6. 1000-acre township to come up on Doon outskirt: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/dehradun/1000-acre-township-to-come-up-on-Doon-outskirt/articleshow/48206891.cms?
  7. Nitish may be happy as two projects to benefit Nalanda, Barh regions: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/patna/Nitish-may-be-happy-as-two-projects-to-benefit-Nalanda-Barh-regions/articleshow/48217408.cms?
  8. DIPP to Rank States on ‘Ease of Doing Business’: http://www.newindianexpress.com/business/news/DIPP-to-Rank-States-on-Ease-of-Doing-Business/2015/07/25/article2940248.ece
  9. Foreign-funded NGOs must now transact online: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Foreign-funded-NGOs-must-now-transact-online/articleshow/48229950.cms?
  10. Ministry allows filing of ‘unaudited’ accounts of foreign subsidiaries with Registrar of Companies: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/policy/companies-can-file-unaudited-financial-statements-of-foreign-subsidiaries-says-mca/article7464686.ece
  11. Posco, Mesco to sign definitive pact next month for Finex plant: http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/posco-mesco-to-sign-definitive-pact-next-month-for-finex-plant-115072500694_1.html

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