Updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 10 August, 2015

A.Coal   & Energy

  1. Environment groups attack Australian PM for defending Adani project: http://odishasuntimes.com/2015/08/08/environment-groups-attack-australian-pm-for-defending-adani-project/
  2. Abbott: We should ‘favour’ projects like Adani coal mine: http://www.infinitepath.co.uk/business/abbott-we-should-favour-projects-like-adani-coal-mine-3455
  3. Jaya raises Mekedatu project with Modi: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/493884/jaya-raises-mekedatu-project-modi.html
  4. New Zealand Pledges An End To Coal By 2018: http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/08/07/3689212/new-zealand-ends-domestic-coal/
  5. Revisiting the Rivers State Power Project: http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/revisiting-the-rivers-state-power-project/216944/
  6. BHEL commissioned 500 MW unit of Vindhyachal Super Thermal Power Station: http://www.jagranjosh.com/current-affairs/bhel-commissioned-500-mw-unit-of-vindhyachal-super-thermal-power-station-1439027236-1
  7. Third tranche of coal auction from Tuesday; 22 bids qualify:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/48406299.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  8. Cashing in on Coal: http://www.cgdev.org/blog/cashing-coal
  9. Arch Coal dispute with senior lenders puts debt plan at risk: http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/arch-coal-dispute-with-senior-lenders-puts-debt-plan-at/article_2cb9a33c-73d6-55d3-a291-62c3067b58c4.html
  10. The markets dig a grave for Big Coal: http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/energy/the-markets-dig-a-grave-for-big-coal/2240513
  11. USDA announces funding for 264 renewable energy projects: http://www.agri-pulse.com/USDA-announce-funding-for-264-renewable-energy-projects-08072015.asp
  12. Revocation of Australia’s largest coal mine licence ‘a sabotage’ — Abbot: http://www.mining.com/revocation-of-australias-largest-coal-mine-licence-a-sabotage-abbot/
  13. India to invest $119m in underground coal mines in FY16: http://www.mining-technology.com/news/newsindia-to-invest-119m-in-underground-coal-mines-in-fy16-4642040
  14. Tata Power organises seventh mega annual camel vaccination camp in Mundra: http://www.siasat.com/news/tata-power-organises-seventh-mega-annual-camel-vaccination-camp-mundra-808575/
  15. Mangla Power Project to increase generation: http://tribune.com.pk/story/934253/mangla-power-project-to-increase-generation/
  16. Asia’s water supply under threat from climate change: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/08/08/national/asias-water-supply-under-threat-from-climate-change/
  17. Green Ministry to Paint Paris Climate Meet in Modi’s Colours: http://www.newindianexpress.com/thesundaystandard/Green-Ministry-to-Paint-Paris-Climate-Meet-in-Modi%E2%80%99s-Colours/2015/08/09/article2964510.ece
  18. MoEF Plans Pleasant Paris Clime: http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/MoEF-Plans-Pleasant-Paris-Clime/2015/08/09/article2964852.ece
  19. Power dept let down as Anpara unit trips again: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/lucknow/Power-dept-let-down-as-Anpara-unit-trips-again/articleshow/48416888.cms?
  20. Govt to offer 6 CBM blocks for bidding in 5th round: http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/govt-to-offer-6-cbm-blocks-for-bidding-in-5th-round-115080900153_1.html
  21. Need to be self-sufficient in energy: NITI aayog: http://www.asianage.com/mumbai/need-be-self-sufficient-energy-niti-aayog-596
  22. Oil, natural gas, coal prices continue to decline: http://www.dentonrc.com/business-tech/denton-business-headlines/20150808-oil-natural-gas-coal-prices-continue-to-decline.ece
  23. India’s carbon emissions dilemma: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/indias-carbon-emissions-dilemma/article7519065.ece
  24. Govt working on agriculture crop income insurance: Venkaiah Naidu: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/govt-working-on-agriculture-crop-income-insurance-venkaiah-naidu-115080900390_1.html
  25. $50 Million Green Bond for Clean Energy; About 35k Solar Water Pumps Installed; Temperatures Rise in India: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/skwatra/india_green_news_50_million_gr.html
  26. China Invests $115 Million In 50 MW Pakistan Wind Project: https://cleantechnica.com/2015/08/07/china-invests-115-million-50-mw-pakistan-wind-project/
  27. Disputed Sutlej tunnel in Himachal hydro project scrapped:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/48389641.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

B.IFIs

  1. Yes Bank raises more than $49 million for renewable projects: http://www.pv-magazine.com/news/details/beitrag/india–yes-bank-raises-more-than-49-million-for-renewable-projects_100020536/#ixzz3iNxnvTb6
  2. Eastern freight corridor section to be operational this fiscal:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/48392265.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  3. Philippines gets infrastructure finance boost from Japan, ADB: https://www.devex.com/news/philippines-gets-infrastructure-finance-boost-from-japan-adb-86674
  4. ADB dismayed over Sindh projects poor performance: http://nation.com.pk/business/08-Aug-2015/adb-dismayed-over-sindh-projects-poor-performance
  5. Country received $30.72b external loans in last 10 years: http://nation.com.pk/business/07-Aug-2015/country-received-30-72b-external-loans-in-last-10-years
  6. Green fund  ‘green’ projects: http://www.pagalguy.com/articles/green-bonds-preferred-choice-to-fund-green-projects-35303793
  7. India keen to have freighter service links with Asean: http://www.indiatvnews.com/news/india/india-keen-to-have-freighter-service-links-with-asean-53534.html
  8. ADB expresses interest in funding upgrades for Pakistan’s power distribution system http://tribune.com.pk/story/934667/adb-expresses-interest-in-funding-upgrades-for-pakistans-power-distribution-system/
  9. $250mn WB credit pact inked toiImprove elementary schooling in Bihar: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/patna/250mn-WB-credit-pact-inked-plan-to-improve-elementary-schooling-in-Bihar/articleshow/48397115.cms?

C.Land, Water & Forest

  1. Broad consensus achieved on land bill, claims Digvijaya Singh: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-broad-consensus-achieved-on-land-bill-claims-digvijaya-singh-2112495
  2. How community rights under the Forest Rights Act could transform the lives of millions of forest dwellers:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/48405279.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  3. Are tribals really benefitting from the Forest Rights Act?:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/48405433.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  4. Preparations have begun for anti-land bill and OROP rally in Delhi, says Anna Hazare: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-preparations-have-begun-for-anti-land-bill-and-orop-rally-in-delhi-says-anna-hazare-2112260
  5. Potable Water for All Capital Homes by 2020: http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/Potable-Water-for-All-Capital-Homes-by-2020/2015/08/10/article2966843.ece
  6. The Narmada struggle: http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/letters/the-narmada-struggle/article7509455.ece
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