Updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 5 August, 2015

A.Coal &Energy

  1. The Clean Power Plan: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-in-school/the-clean-power-plan/article7500327.ece
  2. Final nail? Now, Australian court blocks Adani’s Carmichael project on environmental concerns: http://www.firstpost.com/business/final-nail-now-australian-court-blocks-adanis-carmichael-coal-mine-2379542.html
  3. Coal imports dip after 15 months: http://www.asianage.com/business/coal-imports-dip-after-15-months-494
  4. Australian court blocks Adani’s coal mine project: http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/australian-court-blocks-adani-s-coal-mine-project/article1-1376602.aspx
  5. Over 2000 NLC employees arrested for picketing Mines I: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/over-2000-nlc-employees-arrested-for-picketing-mines-i/article7501116.ece
  6. Coal auction fails to push production, only 25% blocks resume output: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/after-auction-only-6-coal-blocks-resume-output-115080500032_1.html
  7. Obama to US: Curb warming: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150805/jsp/foreign/story_35440.jsp#.VcGqw_mqqko
  8. Challenges to US carbon rules won’t save coal: http://www.business-standard.com/article/opinion/burnt-out-115080401722_1.html
  9. The coal stock with power plants is hovering around 30 MT level: http://dc.asianage.com/business/coal-stock-power-plants-hovering-around-30-mt-level-330
  10. HC notice on Reliance Power plea against coal block cancellation: http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/hc-notice-on-reliance-power-plea-against-coal-block-cancellation-115080401089_1.html
  11. Singaji power station pays Rs 1crore penalty for delay in unloading coal: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhopal/Singaji-power-station-pays-Rs-1crore-penalty-for-delay-in-unloading-coal/articleshow/48341438.cms?
  12. Asia takes leadership on renewables, but only out of necessity: http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/aug/04/asia-takes-leadership-on-renewables-but-only-out-of-necessity
  13. July takes crown for biggest leap in electricity emissions in 10 years: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/aug/05/july-takes-crown-for-biggest-leap-in-electricity-emissions-in-10-years
  14. JSW Energy to close JP Power project deal in two weeks: http://www.livemint.com/Companies/5tRWyGSJkk14AsSfGfaqJO/JSW-Energy-to-close-JP-Power-project-deal-in-two-weeks.html
  15. JV to develop wave-based power project in South Africa: http://www.greentechlead.com/tidal/jv-to-develop-wave-based-power-project-in-south-africa-27197
  16. The lessons of Lanco Infratech: http://www.livemint.com/Companies/3MJwTroXN1TQEvQyKPesNL/The-lessons-of-Lanco-Infratech.html
  17. US 158 project loses funds: http://www.roanoke-chowannewsherald.com/2015/08/04/us-158-project-loses-funds/
  18. Energy efficiency project wins H2020 funding: http://horizon2020projects.com/sc-climate-action/energy-efficiency-project-wins-horizon-2020-funding/

B.IFIs

  1. India assures Nepal assistance for airport, expressway projects: http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/india-assures-nepal-assistance-for-airport-expressway-projects-115080401361_1.html
  2. ADB environment expert predicts heat waves next summer: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/andhra-pradesh/adb-environment-expert-predicts-heat-waves-next-summer/article7497886.ece
  3. IMF staff urges no rush to add China yuan to currency basket: http://www.business-standard.com/article/reuters/imf-staff-urges-no-rush-to-add-china-yuan-to-currency-basket-115080500146_1.html
  4. Yes Bank raises close to $50 million green bond:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/48346998.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  5. World Bank offers USD 2 billion aid to Pakistan: http://www.newkerala.com/news/2015/fullnews-98522.html
  6. IFC Issues First Green Masala Bond to Support Climate-Friendly Investments in India: http://finchannel.com/index.php/business/finance/item/47639-ifc-issues-first-green-masala-bond-to-support-climate-friendly-investments-in-india
  7. Bank’s borrowing from global institutions only for general business:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/48344250.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  8. Alpha joins the lineup of coal miners in bankruptcyhttp://www.cbsnews.com/news/alpha-joins-the-lineup-of-coal-miners-in-bankruptcy/

C.Land, Water &Forest

  1. Homestead land bill stuck: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150805/jsp/nation/story_35513.jsp#.VcGj9fmqqko
  2. Not capsizing, honouring national consensus on land bill: Jayant Sinha:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/48350393.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  3. Land bill U-turn: RSS-affiliated SJM thanks PM Modi: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Land-bill-U-turn-RSS-affiliated-SJM-thanks-PM-Modi/articleshow/48348261.cms?
  4. Government has Initiated Several Measures to Increase Forest and Tree Cover: Javadekar : http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=124322
  5. They came, they shouted, they ran off: Rahul gloats over BJP’s land-bill u-turn: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150804/jsp/frontpage/story_35348.jsp#.VcGkP_mqqko
  6. Adani in talks with Foxconn for JV, may make iPhones in India: http://www.firstpost.com/business/adani-talks-foxconn-jv-may-make-iphones-india-2379304.html
  7. Centre’s nod for SEZ open area land awaited: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/indore/Centres-nod-for-SEZ-open-area-land-awaited/articleshow/48345426.cms?
  8. CAG says 47 SEZ allocation files missing for auditing: http://www.newkerala.com/news/2015/fullnews-97409.html
  9. Deshpande hints at POSCO steel plant project revival: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/deshpande-hints-at-posco-steel-plant-project-revival/article7501428.ece
  10. Environment Ministry Proposes Scheme for Developing City Forests: http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/environment-ministry-proposes-scheme-for-developing-city-forests-1203871
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