Updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 2 September, 2015

A.Coal & Energy

  1. Suppliers Feel Pain as Coal Miners Struggle: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/suppliers-feel-pain-as-coal-miners-struggle-20150831-00160
  2. Dangote Seeks Zimbabwe Investments in Cement, Power, Mining: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-31/dangote-seeks-zimbabwe-investments-in-cement-power-coal-mining
  3. Another mine bites the dust in Australia’s struggling coal sector: http://www.smh.com.au/business/mining-and-resources/another-mine-bites-the-dust-in-australias-struggling-coal-sector-20150901-gjchp7.html#ixzz3kYemb8Dr
  4. Jindal Steel shutting down coal mine in Australia:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/48754976.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  5. New Acland coal draft approval fuels further controversy: http://www.miningaustralia.com.au/news/new-acland-coal-draft-approval-fuels-further-contr
  6. Three coal mines in Madhya Pradesh to start soon: Union Coal Minister Piyush Goyal:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/48745719.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  7. Villagers float firm to mine coal in Chhattisgarhhttp://www.asianage.com/india/villagers-float-firm-mine-coal-chhattisgarh-963
  8. Controlling Schedule, Quality, and Costs for New Gas-Fired Plantshttp://www.powermag.com/controlling-schedule-quality-and-costs-for-new-gas-fired-plants
  9. Bank exposure to coal projects drowning in greenwashhttp://theconversation.com/bank-exposure-to-coal-projects-drowning-in-greenwash-45835
  10. Progress of IPFF project satisfactory http://www.thefinancialexpress-bd.com/2015/09/01/106087
  11. Need to strike balance between environment conservation, development, says Javadekarhttp://www.firstpost.com/india/need-to-strike-balance-between-environment-conservation-development-says-javadekar-2415132.html
  12. OROP protest continues, veterans blame finance minister: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/OROP-protest-continues-veterans-blame-finance-minister/articleshow/48749133.cms
  13. Coal power projects to be delayed: http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/business/16245-coal-power-projects-to-be-delayed.html
  14. Azure Power commissions 30 MW plant in Durg, Chhattisgarh : http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/azure-power-commissions-30-mw-plantdurg-chhattisgarh_2836781.html?utm_source=ref_article
  15. Energy companies more reliant on ‘dirty’ coal to produce electricity than they were a decade ago:http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/energy-companies-more-reliant-on-dirty-coal-to-produce-electricity-than-they-were-a-decade-ago-10480301.html
  16. Manmohan Singh Approved Coal Block for KSSPL: Ex-Coal Secretaryhttp://www.ndtv.com/india-news/manmohan-singh-approved-coal-block-for-ksspl-ex-coal-secretary-1212847
  17. NTPC mulls buy of MP unit: http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/ntpc-mulls-buy-of-mp-unit-115090101446_1.html
  18. Dutch government to appeal against carbon emissions ruling: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/sep/01/dutch-government-to-appeal-against-carbon-emissions-ruling

B.IFIs

  1. Sustainable Finance Solutions to Meet India’s Ambitious Clean Energy Targets: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/skwatra/sustainable_finance_solutions_.html
  2. Asian Development Bank approves $20m to save Batumi’s coastline: http://agenda.ge/news/41522/eng
  3. BRICS bank is ‘coming of age of developing countries’: KV Kamath: http://www.hindustantimes.com/business-news/brics-bank-is-coming-of-age-of-developing-countries-kv-kamath/article1-1386147.aspx
  4. Sri Lanka To Get $200 Million Loan For Wind Energy Program: http://cleantechnica.com/2015/08/31/sri-lanka-get-200-million-loan-wind-energy-program/
  5. Vizag-Chennai corridor to get $200-million boost from ADB: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/national/vizagchennai-corridor-to-get-200million-boost-from-adb/article7600376.ece
  6. APEC countries to highlight need for quality infrastructure: http://www.sunstar.com.ph/manila/local-news/2015/08/31/apec-countries-highlight-need-quality-infrastructure-427603
  7. China’s AIIB to offer loans with fewer strings attached: http://www.business-standard.com/article/reuters/exclusive-china-s-aiib-to-offer-loans-with-fewer-strings-attached-sources-115090200092_1.html
  8. Founding members ink agreement on AIIB: http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/founding-members-ink-agreement-on-aiib/article7604499.ece
  9. Himachal HC summons firm building World Bank-funded road: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/shimla/Himachal-HC-summons-firm-building-World-Bank-funded-road/articleshow/48754487.cms?
  10. Telangana Looking For Rs 2 Lakh Crore World Bank Loan: http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/telangana/Telangana-Looking-For-Rs-2-Lakh-Crore-World-Bank-Loan/2015/09/01/article3004013.ece

C.Land, Water & Forest

  1. Congress has been exposed on Land Aquisition Bill, says Nitin Gadkari: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/congress-has-been-exposed-on-land-aquisition-bill-says-nitin-gadkari/#sthash.YhnybHV6.dpuf
  2. Why has Narendra Modi changed his Mann Ki Baat on land acquisition: http://www.firstpost.com/politics/why-has-narendra-modi-changed-his-mann-ki-baat-on-land-acquisition-2414950.html
  3. Arun attacks land law: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150902/jsp/nation/story_40330.jsp#.VeabGPmqqko
  4. 7 die in protest against land bill: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150902/jsp/frontpage/story_40337.jsp#.VeabKPmqqko
  5. Sena hails govt decision not to re-promulgate land ordinance: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Sena-hails-govt-decision-not-to-re-promulgate-land-ordinance/articleshow/48755739.cms?
  6. Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor to generate over 52 thousand jobs in 8 years http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/aurangabad/Delhi-Mumbai-Industrial-Corridor-to-generate-over-52-thousand-jobs-in-8-years/articleshow/48752806.cms

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