Updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 11 Jan. 2016

A.Coal & Energy

As Developed Countries Turn From Coal, India Fires Up Production http://www.nbcnews.com/business/energy/developed-countries-turn-coal-india-fires-production-n493156
Battle over Dominion coal-ash ponds heads to state water board this week https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/battle-over-dominion-coal-ash-ponds-heads-to-state-water-board-this-week/2016/01/10/c006b91e-b48e-11e5-a842-0feb51d1d124_story.html
A closer look at the NC coal ash cleanup plan: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article54001230.html
India to Open Up Commercial Coal Mining to Private Companies: http://www.msn.com/en-au/sport/watch/india-to-open-up-commercial-coal-mining-to-private-companies/vp-CClKkJ
Javadekar in northeast to assess projects, sanctuaries: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/agartala/Javadekar-in-northeast-to-assess-projects-sanctuaries/articleshow/50509364.cms
Indonesian rights commission tells Japan to review power project: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/01/09/national/indonesian-rights-commission-tells-japan-review-power-project/#.VpMzcvl97IV
Power project bids in March:http://www.deccanherald.com/content/522234/power-project-bids-march.html
India to end decades-old state monopoly on coal mining: http://www.mining.com/india-to-end-decades-old-state-monopoly-on-coal-mining/
Funding To Flow For Climate Change Project http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20160111/funding-flow-climate-change-project
Tata Power may gain after announcing plans to raise funds via issue of NCDs: http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-cm/tata-power-may-gain-after-announcing-plans-to-raise-funds-via-issue-of-ncds-116011100071_1.html
CERC approves Sasan UMPP’s petition on electricity prices, cess: http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/cnbc-tv18-comments/cerc-approves-sasan-umpps-petitionelectricity-prices-cess_4951121.html?utm_source=ref_article
Barapol power project to be commissioned in Feb: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/barapol-power-project-to-be-commissioned-in-feb/article8091208.ece
Sterlite Grid bags LoI to set up power project in Odisha: http://www.greentechlead.com/featured-news/sterlite-grid-bags-loi-to-set-up-power-project-in-odisha-29525

B.IFIs

Long-term benefit: http://opinion.inquirer.net/91936/long-term-benefit
Centre clears Jharkhand’s proposal for $210 million World Bank loan: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Centre-clears-Jharkhands-proposal-for-210-million-World-Bank-loan/articleshow/50523385.cms
ADB to cooperate with AIIB in project financing: http://www.mb.com.ph/adb-to-cooperate-with-aiib-in-project-financing/#TzKfT4jrvDh6Sq7E.99
Banker: China economy to grow: http://www.news-journal.com/news/2016/jan/08/banker-china-economy-to-grow/
FX reserves rise, but aren’t out of the woods: http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2016/01/09/fx-reserves-rise-aren-t-out-woods.html

C.Land, Water & Forest

Major reform: Modi government may legalise land leasing :http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/50495289.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
Maharashtra finally denotifies prime land in Shendra MIDChttp://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/aurangabad/Maharashtra-finally-denotifies-prime-land-in-Shendra-MIDC/articleshow/50507472.cms

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