Updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 20 August, 2015

A.Coal & Energy

  1. Coal prices plunge to 12-year low: http://www.asianage.com/business/coal-prices-plunge-12-year-low-736
  2. Coal finds utility in science: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150820/jsp/northeast/story_38039.jsp#.VdVpAPmqqko
  3. Green energy sector gets only a small share of NGEF: http://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/green-energy-sector-gets-only-a-small-share-of-ngef/article7558351.ece
  4. Vandana Gombar: Cost down, efficiency up: http://www.business-standard.com/article/opinion/vandana-gombar-cost-down-efficiency-up-115081901195_1.html
  5. China’s carbon emissions from fossil fuels may be 14% lower than thought: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/aug/19/chinas-carbon-emissions-may-be-lower-than-thought
  6. Deficit monsoon hits hydel power output in Karnataka: http://www.newkerala.com/news/2015/fullnews-106125.html
  7. Panel on coal linkage auction to meet this week: http://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/panel-on-coal-linkage-auction-to-meet-this-week/article7557545.ece
  8. Coal mining sector running out of time, says Citigroup: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/aug/19/coal-mining-sector-running-out-of-time-says-citigroup
  9. 20 power projects yet to take off in state: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhubaneswar/20-power-projects-yet-to-take-off-in-state/articleshow/48540167.cms?
  10. Concern over rapid warming of Indian Ocean: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/concern-over-rapid-warming-of-indian-ocean/article7560045.ece
  11. Global moratorium on new coal mines, says Kiribati: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/global-moratorium-on-new-coal-mines-says-kiribati-115082000017_1.html
  12. Plan for Paris: looking beyond emission cuts: http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/plan-for-paris-looking-beyond-emission-cuts/article7558260.ece
  13. Clinton seeks distance from Obama on climate change issues: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/Clinton-seeks-distance-from-Obama-on-climate-change-issues/articleshow/48544735.cms?
  14. How Adani group can get its $7.2 billion coal mine project in Queensland back on track:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/48549276.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  15. Decline of Global Coal Mining Industry Set to Accelerate: Citigroup: http://www.the9billion.com/2015/08/19/decline-of-coal-mining-to-accelerate/
  16. ANTI-COAL KING GEORGE SOROS SNAPS UP COAL STOCKS http://www.wnd.com/2015/08/anti-coal-king-george-soros-snaps-up-coal-stocks/#0sR6L6xPiMOqpXks.99
  17. Give up your climate policy: CEA Arvind Subramanian’s advice is no good for India: http://www.firstpost.com/india/give-up-your-climate-policy-cea-arvind-subramanians-advice-is-no-good-for-india-2399120.html

B.IFIs

  1. IMF freezes benchmark currency basket till 2016, defers yuan addition: http://www.business-standard.com/article/reuters/imf-freezes-benchmark-currency-basket-defers-any-yuan-addition-115082000067_1.html
  2. Taiwan’s Foxconn and Chinese partners could lift Modi’s ‘Make-in-India’ campaign: http://www.thehindu.com/business/Economy/taiwans-foxconn-and-chinese-partners-could-lift-modis-makeinindia-campaign/article7558250.ece
  3. LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE WELCOMES WORLD’S FIRST GREEN MASALA BOND TO ITS MARKETS: http://www.twst.com/update/123116-london-stock-exchange-plc-london-stock-exchange-welcomes-worlds-first-green-masala-bond-to-its-markets
  4. WB-govt meet reviews status of $2.0b funds for 13 projects: http://www.thefinancialexpress-bd.com/2015/08/20/104667
  5. IBRD Corporate Finance (DFiCF): http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/EXTABOUTUS/ORGANIZATION/CFPEXT/0,,contentMDK:23597281~menuPK:9630645~pagePK:64060249~piPK:64060294~theSitePK:299948,00.html
  6. Faster green clearances helps CIL add 130 mt new capacity: http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/faster-green-clearances-helps-cil-add-130-mt-new-capacity-115081900855_1.html
  7. Tribal council to reject Athirappilly power project: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/tribal-council-to-reject-athirappilly-power-project/article7560031.ece

C.Land, Water & Forest

  1. Slams govt ‘doublespeak’ on land bill: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Slams-govt-doublespeak-on-land-bill/articleshow/48550481.cms?
  2. Odisha government introduces bill in assembly to prohibit land grabbing: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhubaneswar/Odisha-government-introduces-bill-in-assembly-to-prohibit-land-grabbing/articleshow/48546645.cms?
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