Updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 14 August, 2015

A.Coal & Energy

  1. NUM rejects latest pay offer for coal miners: http://www.bdlive.co.za/national/labour/2015/08/12/num-rejects-latest-pay-offer-for-coal-miners
  2. Coal mine auction restarts; ACC, Jaypee Cement in race:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/48463933.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  3. Coal auction entangled in legal conflict, two mines go off bidding:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/48453990.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  4. Bank exodus from Adani coal mine continues: http://www.gtreview.com/news/asia/bank-exodus-from-adani-coal-mine-continues/
  5. Rising Unemployment in Indonesia as Coal Miners Cease Production: http://www.indonesia-investments.com/news/news-columns/rising-unemployment-in-indonesia-as-coal-miners-cease-production/item5839
  6. Indigenous Peoples: Key Partner in Environmental Health: https://www.thegef.org/gef/node/11356
  7. Humans have already used up 2015’s supply of Earth’s resources – analysis: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/aug/12/humans-have-already-used-up-2015s-supply-of-earths-resources-analysis
  8. Total Global Corporate Solar Funding Hits $5.9 Billion In Q2’15, Says Mercom: http://cleantechnica.com/2015/08/12/total-global-corporate-solar-funding-hits-5-9-billion-q215-mercom/
  9. Bengal seeks central funding for 1,000 MW power project: http://www.daijiworld.com/news/news_disp.asp?n_id=344047
  10. How Japan pushes coal on the world: http://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2015/08/japan-exporting-coal-plants-000195
  11. New Zealand’s largest coal miner forced into managed bankruptcy due to falling coal prices: http://www.startribune.com/new-zealand-s-largest-coal-miner-enters-managed-bankruptcy/321681071/
  12. Even as banks walk away, coal on the rise in Australia: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/08/11/australia-coal-idUSL3N10M1ZG20150811
  13. India Seeks to Sell 10% Coal India Stake Valued at $3.6 Billion: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-12/coal-india-profit-falls-6-7-in-fourth-straight-quarterly
  14. Duke Energy can’t promise to move more coal ash pits: http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/denr-duke-energy-can-t-promise-to-move-more-coal/article_e01ec52b-0f4e-558c-80a4-a37735b6c678.html
  15. Coal auction entangled in legal conflict, two mines go off bidding:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/48453990.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  16. Which countries in the world use the most coal, charted: http://qz.com/477784/which-countries-in-the-world-use-the-most-coal-charted/
  17. Pilbara-power-project-will-cost-252m : https://www.businessnews.com.au/article/Pilbara-power-project-will-cost-252m
  18. Kirbati’s President Tong calls for global moratorium on coal mining: http://matangitonga.to/2015/08/13/kirbatis-president-tong-calls-global-moratorium-coal-mining
  19. SC verdict against Coastal Guj Power: What it means : http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/cnbc-tv18-comments/sc-verdict-against-coastal-guj-power-what-it-means_2492901.html?utm_source=ref_article
  20. Greens to Foil Athirapilly Project Revival Bid: http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/kochi/Greens-to-Foil-Athirapilly-Project-Revival-Bid/2015/08/13/article2971509.ece
  21. Environment clearance expired, says activist: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Kochi/environment-clearance-expired-says-activist/article7533079.ece
  22. India Keen on Balanced Climate Change Pact: Prakash Javadekar: http://www.microfinancemonitor.com/india-keen-on-balanced-climate-change-pact-prakash-javadekar/37227
  23. Modi economic advisor urges India climate talks rethink – See more at: http://www.rtcc.org/2015/08/12/modi-economic-advisor-urges-india-climate-talks-rethink/#sthash.NDUg7Ej8.dpu
  24. Obama’s beach reads span climate change to race relations : http://www.firstpost.com/world/obamas-beach-reads-span-climate-change-to-race-relations-reuters-2392376.html
  25. ‘India could lead on Climate Change…’: http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/india-could-lead-on-climate-change/article7536206.ece
  26. India’s carbon space: http://www.business-standard.com/article/opinion/india-s-carbon-space-115081302032_1.html
  27. China’s energy use slows in 2014: http://www.newkerala.com/news/2015/fullnews-103386.html
  28. Air pollution in China is killing 4,000 people every day, a new study finds: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/aug/14/air-pollution-in-china-is-killing-4000-people-every-day-a-new-study-finds
  29. Round 3 of Mines Auction Rakes in Rs 4,364 cr Moolah: http://www.newindianexpress.com/business/news/Round-3-of-Mines-Auction-Rakes-in-Rs-4364-cr-Moolah/2015/08/14/article2973762.ece
  30. Coal bed methane output projected to quintuple by 2017-18: http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/coal-bed-methane-output-projected-to-quintuple-by-2017-18-115081301659_1.html
  31. Triple-whammy for JSPL: http://www.business-standard.com/article/opinion/triple-whammy-for-jspl-115081301675_1.html
  32. Obama unleashes drilling rigs while fighting global warming: http://www.sunherald.com/2015/08/12/6362819/obama-unleashes-drilling-rigs.html

B.IFIs

  1. Japan pumps $10m into agro research: http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/15969-japan-pumps-10m-into-agro-research.html
  2. Japan grants Rs.26.8 b loan to improve power supply: http://www.news.lk/news/sri-lanka/item/9123-japan-grants-rs-26-8-b-loan-to-improve-power-supply
  3. Jica takes back $25m from BTCL project: http://www.thedailystar.net/business/jica-takes-back-25m-btcl-project-126139
  4. Centre moves US for details in Louis Berger scam: http://www.assamtribune.com/scripts/detailsnew.asp?id=aug1215/at051
  5. Ease of doing business, still work in progress: http://forbesindia.com/article/independence-day-special/ease-of-doing-business-still-work-in-progress/40865/1#ixzz3illRawy2
  6. Investor-friendly contracts likely for 8 expressways:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/48475695.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  7. MP govt sanctions Rs 2,728 crore to improve higher education:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/48474167.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  8. MP to improve higher education with $430 mn World Bank fund:http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/mp-to-improve-higher-education-with-430-mn-world-bank-fund-115081301484_1.html
  9. Himachal to launch bamboo-based livelihood project: http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/himachal-to-launch-bamboo-based-livelihood-project-115081301189_1.html
  10. What is the millennium development goal on global partnerships all about?: http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2015/aug/13/what-is-the-millennium-development-goal-on-global-partnerships-all-about
  11. Vizag-Delhi tri-weekly AP Express flagged off: http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/vizag-delhi-tri-weekly-ap-express-flagged-off-115081200687_1.html
  12. Chinese currency devaluation appears a welcome step: IMF: http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/chinese-currency-devaluation-appears-a-welcome-step-imf-115081200494_1.html
  13. HIDCL expects $50 million in soft loans from ADB: http://www.ekantipur.com/the-kathmandu-post/2015/08/12/money/hidcl-expects-50-million-in-soft-loans-from-adb/279501.html
  14. New bank ‘real game-changer’, Hockey says: http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2015/08/13/new-bank-real-game-changer-hockey-says
  15. PM Narendra Modi eyes UAE’s $800 billion sovereign fund to boost infrastructure spending:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/48460657.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

 C.Land, Water & Forest

  1. Why Manipur is flooded: http://www.downtoearth.org.in/news/why-manipur-is-flooded-50711
  2. Govt approves interest subvention scheme for farmers:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/48471872.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  3. The real issue of corporate governance is enforceability: Farida Khambata: http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/the-real-issue-of-corporate-governance-is-enforceability-farida-khambata-115081200511_1.html
  4. Hike in tariff among suggested measures to manage groundwater: Govt: http://zeenews.india.com/news/eco-news/hike-in-tariff-among-suggested-measures-to-manage-groundwater-govt_1646681.html
  5. 3 SEZs seek government nod to surrender zones, 17 buy time:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/48468338.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  6. Adani Ports gets shareholders nod for raising Rs 10K cr: http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/adani-ports-gets-shareholders-nod-for-raising-rs-10k-cr-115081201432_1.html
  7. How Fadnavis courted Gou and brought Foxconn’s $5 billion to Maharashtra: http://www.dnaindia.com/money/report-how-fadnavis-courted-gou-and-brought-foxconn-s-5-billion-to-maharashtra-2113962
  8. BJD Wants Jaitley to Intervene Over Posco: http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/BJD-Wants-Jaitley-to-Intervene-Over-Posco/2015/08/13/article2972073.ece
  9. Current land act impedes solar power growth: Sanjiv Goenka: http://www.newkerala.com/news/2015/fullnews-103234.html
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