Updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 7 September, 2015

A.Coal & Energy

  1. California is Withdrawing All Investment Funds from Coal Mining Companies: http://ringoffireradio.com/2015/09/california-is-withdrawing-all-investment-funds-from-coal-mining-companies/
  2. Mining industry’s new ‘coal is amazing’ TV ad labelled desperate: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/sep/06/mining-industrys-new-coal-is-amazing-tv-ad-slammed-as-desperate
  3. GVK wins court fight over Australian coal mine: http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/gvk-wins-court-fight-over-australian-coal-mine-115090400076_1.html\
  4. A night of dirty talk as mine and coal are on the agenda: http://www.northumberlandgazette.co.uk/news/local-news/a-night-of-dirty-talk-as-mine-and-coal-are-on-the-agenda-1-7442222
  5. Regulators back keeping Colorado coal mine open, find greenhouse emissions ‘insignificant’: http://www.suffieldtimes.com/business/regulators-back-keeping-colorado-coal-mine-open-find-greenhouse-emissions-insignificant/86490/
  6. Why Is The U.K. More Dependent On Dirty Coal Now Than They Were 10 Years Ago?: http://www.care2.com/causes/why-is-the-u-k-more-dependent-on-dirty-coal-now-than-they-were-10-years-ago.html#ixzz3l1sxxCZH
  7. Himachal to refund Rs 280 crore to Adani Power: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Himachal-to-refund-Rs-280-crore-to-Adani-Power/articleshow/48840434.cms?
  8. Adani loses key customer for controversial Carmichael mine in Australia … http://social.yourstory.com/2015/09/adani-mine-australia/
  9. Ex-Coal Secy Gupta, four others get bail: http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/nation/ex-coal-secy-gupta-four-others-get-bail/128923.html
  10. Bangladesh to build two 600MW power plants worth $4.6bn to meet power crisis: http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsbangladesh-to-build-two-600mw-power-plants-worth-46bn-to-meet-power-crisis-4663228
  11. Mongolia unlikely to seal $4 bln coal mine deal – minister: http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/mongolia-unlikely-to-seal-4-bln-coal-mine-deal-minister/
  12. Norway to close Arctic coal mine, causing political headache: http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/09/04/norway-coal-idUKL5N11A12I20150904
  13. Alpha coal mine one step closer after court ruling: http://www.thechronicle.com.au/news/farmers-lose-to-rinehart-court-in-favour-of-mine/2764380/
  14. Odisha may get another UMPP at Gajamara: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/odisha-may-get-another-umpp-at-gajamara-115090400753_1.html
  15. Solar power fuels Tata Power’s ambitions:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/48850517.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  16. Emissions that will sting future generations: http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/columns/emissions-that-will-sting-future-generations/article7622231.ec
  17. Coal output on a high but demand dries up: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/coal-output-on-a-high-but-demand-dries-up-115090700035_1.html
  18. 2nd auction on subsidy to gas-based power projects on September 15:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/48843655.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  19. Government Calls for Utilising Rooftop Space for Solar Projects: http://www.newindianexpress.com/business/news/Government-Calls-for-Utilising-Rooftop-Space-for-Solar-Projects/2015/09/06/article3013514.ece

B.IFIs

  1. S. Korea seeks China’s support for new Asia development bank: http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/news/2015/09/05/0200000000AEN20150905001800320.html
  2. G20-Germany urges more Islamic finance integration globally: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/09/05/g20-turkey-islamicfinance-idUSL1N11B0BJ20150905
  3. Ministry seeking ¥1.8 trillion for Japan’s infrastructure investment in Asia: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/09/05/business/ministry-seeking-%C2%A51-8-trillion-japans-infrastructure-investment-asia/#.Ve0gl_mqqko
  4. Mainstreaming SDGs in development agenda:http://www.thefinancialexpress-bd.com/2015/09/06/106644
  5. Good days ahead for green bond mkt: http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/good-days-ahead-for-green-bond-mkt-115090400154_1.html
  6. ADB approves funds for development of third landfill cell at Achan: http://www.greaterkashmir.com/news/srinagar-city/story/195963.html
  7. World Bank Board Approves $80m to Accelerate Job Creation in Tanzania: http://www.infozine.com/news/stories/op/storiesView/sid/62665/
  8. Two Japanese firms shortlisted for Matarbari coal power plant: http://www.thedailystar.net/business/two-japanese-firms-shortlisted-matarbari-coal-power-plant-138457
  9. First phase of Vizag metro rail to be ready by end of 2018: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/visakhapatnam/First-phase-of-Vizag-metro-rail-to-be-ready-by-end-of-2018/articleshow/48834953.cms
  10. Funding for smart cities: Key to coffer lies outside India: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/funding-for-smart-cities-key-to-coffer-lies-outside-india/#sthash.wF2n8XSn.dpuf
  11. Tk 6.6b projects to develop land ports for spurring regional trade: http://www.thefinancialexpress-bd.com/2015/09/05/106595
  12. Andhra Pradesh ready to build metro rail in Vijayawada and Vizag with JICA help:
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    http://www.livemint.com/Politics/9XFEhkPyh4Ka7HkuHP9sRJ/Andhra-Pradesh-ready-to-build-metro-rail-in-Vijayawada-and-V.html

  13. HUDCO to finance Nellore’s underground drainage project: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/andhra-pradesh/nellores-underground-drainage-project-gets-moving-at-last/article7615977.ece
  14. Japanese to back Chennai-Bengaluru Industrial Corridor: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/499144/japanese-back-chennai-bengaluru-industrial.html
  15. World Bank report will expose badly performing states, says Kant: http://www.asianage.com/india/world-bank-report-will-expose-badly-performing-states-says-kant-899

C.Land,Water & Forest

  1. New Telangana land law aims to please farmers, investors: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/New-Telangana-land-law-aims-to-please-farmers-investors/articleshow/48850617.cms?
  2. SSP dam height rise: Oustees start online campaign, seek PM’s intervention: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/indore/SSP-dam-height-rise-Oustees-start-online-campaign-seek-PMs-intervention/articleshow/48814843.cms?
  3. Cabinet sets apart 1740 acres in Bheemli for IT projects: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/andhra-pradesh/cabinet-sets-apart-1740-acres-in-bheemli-for-it-projects/article7620558.ece
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  4. State Government Seeks Central Fund for Indravati Pump Storage Project: http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/State-Government-Seeks-Central-Fund-for-Indravati-Pump-Storage-Project/2015/09/07/article3014694.ece
  5. US Professors Protest Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Silicon Valley Visit: http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/32616-us-professors-protest-indian-prime-minister-narendra-modi-s-silicon-valley-visit
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