Updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 31 July, 2015

A.Coal & Energy

  1. Reliance Power moves HC over mine withdrawal from Sasan UMPP: http://www.financialexpress.com/article/industry/companies/reliance-power-moves-hc-over-mine-withdrawal-from-sasan-umpp/111227/
  2. Reliance Power moves to Delhi HC against Chhatrasal coal mine cancellation to Sasan UMPP:
  3. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/48283127.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  4. Indian Energy Investment — Where Will The Money Come From?: https://cleantechnica.com/2015/07/30/indian-energy-investment-will-money-come/
  5. POWER-GRID OPERATOR PJM HANDS OFF HIGH-SPEED TRANSMISSION PROJECT: http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/15/07/29/pjm-hands-off-high-speed-transmission-project-to-pse-g/
  6. Mega hydel projects: Govt studies plan to offer stake to private investors: http://tribune.com.pk/story/928837/mega-hydel-projects-govt-studies-plan-to-offer-stake-to-private-investors/
  7. Semirara to build 1,100 MW coal-fired power capacity: http://www.bworldonline.com/content.php?section=Corporate&title=semirara-to-build-1100-mw-coal-fired-power-capacity&id=112525
  8. EU mulls climate finance package ahead of Paris summit: http://www.rtcc.org/2015/07/30/eu-mulls-climate-finance-package-ahead-of-paris-summit/#sthash.6iu5cpTO.dpuf
  9. Vegas-area coal plant owners to pay $4.3M to settle lawsuit: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jul/30/vegas-area-coal-plant-owners-to-pay-43m-to-settle-/
  10. NV Energy, tribe settle suit over coal-fired power plant: http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/nv-energy-tribe-settle-suit-over-coal-fired-power-plant
  11. Why Coal Companies Are Collapsing in Such Spectacular Fashion: http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/why-coal-companies-are-collapsing-in-such-spectacular-fashion
  12. Too little, too late? $1.3M to settle coal-ash spill damages: http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2015/07/a_decade_later_coal-ash_leak_s.html
  13. Tidal power startup plugs Alaska river power project to the grid: https://bangordailynews.com/2015/07/30/business/tidal-power-startup-plugs-alaska-river-power-project-to-the-grid/
  14. Government mulls allocation of coal mines for commercial mining:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/48283755.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  15. Alpha’s collapse shows more coal mines must close for others to survive: http://www.smh.com.au/business/mining-and-resources/alphas-collapse-shows-more-coal-mines-must-close-for-others-to-survive-20150730-giodrf.html#ixzz3hSUj9gb8
  16. THE HIDDEN COST OF COAL (MINING): http://www.ozy.com/fast-forward/the-hidden-cost-of-coal-mining/60261
  17. Monnet to Give Up Coal Mine Won in India Auction on Tariff Cap: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-07-30/monnet-offers-to-surrender-coal-block-won-in-india-auction
  18. Changing the climate, together: World leaders unite to accelerate the clean energy revolution:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/48291575.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

B.IFIs

  1. IMF will refuse to join Greek bailout until debt relief demands are met: http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/jul/30/imf-will-refuse-join-greek-bailout-until-debt-relief-demands-met
  2. Govt glosses over soft loan financing: http://www.ekantipur.com/2015/07/30/top-story/govt-glosses-over-soft-loan-financing/408634.html
  3. World Bank won’t fund coal-related projects in India:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/48289628.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  4. Can BRICS bank reshape global financial system?: http://www.thefinancialexpress-bd.com/2015/07/31/102113
  5. Govt agencies delaying metro rail construction: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/Govt-agencies-delaying-metro-rail-construction/articleshow/48288011.cms
  6. Vietnam, Japan foster bilateral ties in numerous aspects: http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/government/137498/vietnam–japan-foster-bilateral-ties-in-numerous-aspects.html
  7. How the International Community Changed China’s Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: http://thediplomat.com/2015/07/how-the-international-community-changed-chinas-asian-infrastructure-investment-bank/
  8. To be or not to be part of the AIIB: https://www.devex.com/news/to-be-or-not-to-be-part-of-the-aiib-86597
  9. Shapoorji Pallonji bags FDI deal in affordable housing from StanChart, IFC and ADB:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/48289504.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  10. APEC moves to bridge Asia-Pacific infrastructure funding gap: http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/901438246268/apec-moves-to-bridge-asia-pacific-infrastructure-funding-gap#sthash.rYKlJrJn.dpuf
  11. China and India should work together in AIIB: http://www.todayonline.com/chinaindia/china/china-and-india-should-work-together-aiib
  12. CAG spots Rs 9,034-crore financial lapses by various PSUs:
  13. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/48287296.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

C.Land, Water & Forest

  1. Modi government to restore consent, social impact safeguards in land bill: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Modi-government-to-restore-consent-social-impact-safeguards-in-land-bill/articleshow/48288868.cms?
  2. Maharashtra government wants Centre to strengthen Seeds Act:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/48280583.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  3. Pawar politics on land bill keeps all guessing: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Pawar-politics-on-land-bill-keeps-all-guessing/articleshow/48277989.cms?
  4. Medha Patkar announces padyatra against Sardar Sarovar project: http://zeenews.india.com/news/india/medha-patkar-announces-padyatra-against-sardar-sarovar-project_1638032.html
  5. Heavy rains push up water level in Sardar Sarovar dam: http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/heavy-rains-push-up-water-level-in-sardar-sarovar-dam-115073000497_1.html
  6. Land issues a barrier for global steel giants in India: Ernst & Young report:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/48257947.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  7. Posco: Cases against 18 Villagers: http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/Posco-Cases-against-18-Villagers/2015/07/29/article2946570.ece

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