Updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 19 August, 2015

A.Coal & Energy

  1. Resolution of compensatory tariff issue key for Tata Power, Adani Power: analysts: http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/resolution-of-compensatory-tariff-issue-key-for-tata-power-adani-power-analysts-115081800316_1.html
  2. Kerala in pact with Adani for Rs 7,525-crore Vizhinjam port projecthttp://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/48516296.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  3. Power distribution companies made money from meters, says CAG:
  4. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/48524167.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  5. MP Pollution Control Board faltered on environmental monitoring: CAG: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhopal/MP-Pollution-Control-Board-faltered-on-environmental-monitoring-CAG/articleshow/48526228.cms?
  6. SJVNL to construct Luhri power project in 3 phases: http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/himachal/sjvnl-to-construct-luhri-power-project-in-3-phases/121313.html
  7. With Asia’s largest solar power project commissioned, MP has made historical progress in power generation http://social.yourstory.com/2015/08/asias-largest-solar-power-project/
  8. Well tests near coal ash ponds suggest natural contamination: http://www.wral.com/well-tests-near-coal-ash-ponds-suggest-natural-contamination/14838451/#Sk4BG7TIo38q80Cx.99
  9. Billionaire George Soros warms up to coal as stock prices hit bottom: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/08/19/billionaire-george-soros-warms-up-to-coal-as-stock-prices-hit-bottom/?intcmp=hpbt2
  10. Tests find water polluted outside Duke Energy coal ash range: http://wn.ktvu.com/story/29826046/tests-find-water-polluted-outside-duke-energy-coal-ash-range
  11. Coal prices fall to 12-year lows as China, India join demand slowdown: http://dc.asianage.com/business/coal-prices-fall-12-year-lows-china-india-join-demand-slowdown-443
  12. Power supply to southern states to be hit by NLC strike: Jaya tells PM: http://www.oneindia.com/india/power-supply-to-southern-states-to-be-hit-by-nlc-strike-jaya-1842334.html
  13. TPCIL synchronises 660-MW unit at Krishnapatnam plant:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/48533533.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  14. Ministry plans changes to business model for ultra mega power projects: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/ministry-plans-changes-to-business-model-for-ultra-mega-power-projects/article7554394.ece
  15. Progress of India, China must be mutually supportive: Envoy: http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/progress-of-india-china-must-be-mutually-supportive-envoy-115081801071_1.html
  16. In Odisha, 20 IPPs yet to begin construction work: http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/in-odisha-20-ipps-yet-to-begin-construction-work-115081800874_1.html

B.IFIs

  1. Asian Development Bank to be engaged in TAPI gas pipeline: http://www.oilvoice.com/n/Asian-Development-Bank-to-be-engaged-in-TAPI-gas-pipeline/31128a2baf66.aspx
  2. ‘Infrastructure gap’ in developing Asian economies threatens to hamper growth: http://www.startribune.com/asia-s-infrastructure-gap-threatens-to-hamper-growth/322130801/
  3. Parliament: S’pore can be a key player in Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: http://www.straitstimes.com/politics/parliament-spore-can-be-a-key-player-in-asian-infrastructure-investment-bank
  4. Pension funds keen on infra projects in Asia: http://business.inquirer.net/197337/pension-funds-keen-on-infra-projects-in-asia#ixzz3jF4P42kt
  5. Maharashtra to seek Japanese investment in infra, auto, IT, manufacturing, smart cities: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/maharashtra-to-seek-japanese-investment-in-infra-auto-it-manufacturing-smart-cities-115081700433_1.html
  6. ADB & AIIB: How Bangladesh can benefit from both: http://www.thefinancialexpress-bd.com/2015/08/18/104324
  7. Consensus between government, RBI on monetary policy panel and PDMA reached : Finance Ministry:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/48529710.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  8. Reserve Bank of India suspends licences of Religare Finance, 6 Other NBFCs:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/48518266.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  9. Global Financial Development Report 2015 | 2016: Long-Term Finance: http://www.worldbank.org/en/events/2015/09/14/global-financial-development-report-2015-2016-long-term-finance
  10. Bankruptcy code, litigation policy to be ready soon: FM Arun Jaitley:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/48533374.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  11. JICA offers 100 per cent loan for Rs.6,728-cr. Light Metro:http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/jica-offers-100-per-cent-loan-for-rs6728cr-light-metro/article7556190.ece

C.Land, Water & Forest

  1. Project hit write to PM, demand review of rise in SSP dam height: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/indore/Project-hit-write-to-PM-demand-review-of-rise-in-SSP-dam-height/articleshow/48529963.cms?
  2. River of life: http://www.frontline.in/books/river-of-life/article7541440.ece

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