Updates on Coal, Energy, IFis, Land, Water and Forest: 31 August, 205

A.Coal & Energy

  1. Singareni receives 13 bids offering mines on foreign soil: http://www.thehindu.com/business/hyderabad-runners/article7587419.ece
  2. World’s biggest coal port joins fossil fuel divestment push: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/aug/28/worlds-biggest-coal-port-joins-fossil-fuel-divestment-push
  3. PIB grants pre-construction clearance to Khurja Super Thermal Power Plant: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/lucknow/PIB-grants-pre-construction-clearance-to-Khurja-Super-Thermal-Power-Plant/articleshow/48717165.cms
  4. Indonesian president inaugurates power plant project despite land dispute: http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/indonesian-president-inaugurates-power-plant-project-despite-land-dispute
  5. Michael E. Kraft: Dodging political snags, Obama pushes US energy policy forward: http://host.madison.com/news/opinion/column/guest/michael-e-kraft-dodging-political-snags-obama-pushes-us-energy/article_ea6b7aae-b5d3-5050-9ea8-e3868e644e35.html#ixzz3kNCwvJJR
  6. Sompeta power plant stalled: http://www.thehansindia.com/posts/index/2015-08-30/Sompeta-power-plant-stalled-173394
  7. Coal, gas reps to address future of fossil fuels in WV: http://www.statejournal.com/story/29907893/coal-gas-reps-to-address-future-of-fossil-fuels-in-wv
  8. Coal bed methane complaint against council rejected: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-34065945
  9. NDMC’s Smart Grid project to upgrade power distribution: http://www.dnaindia.com/money/report-ndmc-s-smart-grid-project-to-upgrade-power-distribution-2120001
  10. Andhra cancels land allotment for controversial power project: http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/andhra-cancels-land-allotment-for-controversial-power-project-115082900707_1.html
  11. GMR plans to export power from its Nepal plants to Bangladesh: http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/gmr-plans-to-export-power-from-its-nepal-plant-to-bangladesh-115083000189_1.html
  12. NLC to Soon Commission 2nd Unit of Tuticorin Thermal Plant: http://profit.ndtv.com/news/industries/article-nlc-to-soon-commission-2nd-unit-of-tuticorin-thermal-plant-1212277
  13. Maharashtra: Tadoba tiger reserve faces coal mine threat: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-maharashtra-tadoba-tiger-reserve-faces-coal-mine-threat-2119970
  14. Mining company slump started in 2010 new report reveals: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/industry/mining/11831364/Mining-company-slump-started-in-2010-new-report-reveals.html
  15. Many ultra-mega power projects fail to take off, future uncertain: http://www.hindustantimes.com/business-news/many-ultra-mega-power-projects-fail-to-take-off-future-uncertain/article1-1385868.aspx
  16. Coal miners’ memorial rises from tragedy, honor and community sacrifice: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865635697/Coal-miners-memorial-rises-from-tragedy-honor-and-community-sacrifice.html
  17. Suppliers Feel Pain as Coal Miners Struggle: http://www.wsj.com/articles/suppliers-feel-pain-as-coal-miners-struggle-1440936000
  18. Fact check: Will Adani’s coal mine really boost employment by 10,000 jobs?: http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2015/8/31/policy-politics/fact-check-will-adanis-coal-mine-really-boost-employment-10000
  19. Ministers face down party faithful over coal mines: http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/ministers-face-down-party-faithful-over-coal-mines/story-fnihsrk2-1227505247230?from=public_rss
  20. Many ultra-mega power projects fail to take off, future uncertain: http://www.hindustantimes.com/business-news/many-ultra-mega-power-projects-fail-to-take-off-future-uncertain/article1-1385868.aspx
  21. R-Power asks PFC to buy out Sasan UMPP: http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/r-power-asks-pfc-to-buy-out-sasan-umpp-115082900032_1.html

B.IFIs

  1. Asian Development Bank offers aid for Myanmar’s flood relief  http://www.menafn.com/1094321265/Asian-Development-Bank-offers-aid-for-Myanmars-flood-relief
  2. Centre Clears Drinking Water Project: http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/bengaluru/Centre-Clears-Drinking-Water-Project/2015/08/29/article2999290.ece
  3. Nigerian banks and the changing phase of project financing: http://businessdayonline.com/2015/08/nigerian-banks-and-the-changing-phase-of-project-financing/
  4. Gammon offloads assets, pares debt: http://www.financialexpress.com/article/companies/gammon-offloads-assets-pares-debt/127147/
  5. Community-based eco-tourism will boost income of tribals’: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/andhra-pradesh/communitybased-ecotourism-will-boost-income-of-tribals/article7598957.ece
  6. The bright spot: Indian economy offers hope as China struggles: http://www.firstpost.com/business/the-bright-spot-indian-economy-offers-hope-as-china-struggles-2414226.html

C.Land, Water & Forest

  1. Environment activists pick holes in Ken-Betwa river linking plan: http://www.livemint.com/Politics/LupYODecuKVra1dePnR5OK/Environment-activists-pick-holes-in-KenBetwa-river-linking.html
  2. Green activists demand action against top officials: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Green-activists-demand-action-against-top-officials/articleshow/48738361.cms?
  3. Land ordinance to lapse today, says PM Modi: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Land-ordinance-to-lapse-today-says-PM-Modi/articleshow/48737156.cms?
  4. PM seals fate of land ordinance: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150831/jsp/nation/story_39946.jsp#.VeQbofmqqko
  5. NDA govt dedicated to poor, farmers: BJP President Amit Shah: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-nda-govt-dedicated-to-poor-farmers-bjp-president-amit-shah-2120246
  6. Modi govt ‘finally accepts land ordinance was a mistake’: AAP: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Modi-govt-finally-accepts-land-ordinance-was-a-mistake-AAP/articleshow/48734710.cms?
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