Updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 18 Jan. 2016

A.Coal & Energy

Uncertainty clouds big power projects in Jharkhand http://wap.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/uncertainty-clouds-big-power-projects-in-jharkhand-news-analysis-116011500399_1.html
Port Trust not to handle coal at Haji Bunderhttp://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/mumbai/news/port-trust-not-to-handle-coal-at-haji-bunder/article8110275.ece
Protect public lands and our climate from Big Coal’s bulldozers: http://sierra.force.com/actions/National?actionId=AR0032675&id=70131000001LygTAAS
India’s Bhel gets Rampal contract: http://www.thedailystar.net/frontpage/indias-bhel-gets-rampal-contract-203518
2016, The Year of Green Finance — The View From Londonhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/nick-robins/2016-the-year-of-green-fi_b_8991650.html?ir=India&adsSiteOverride=in
GN Power secures $700-million bank loan to finance Bulacan coal-fired plant http://www.businessmirror.com.ph/gn-power-secures-700-million-bank-loan-to-finance-bulacan-coal-fired-plant/
NGT sets aside environmental clearance for Hazira port expansion: http://www.livemint.com/Companies/jLR9lITgKyAOw8fHp8cCIO/NGT-sets-aside-environmental-clearance-for-Hazira-port-expan.html
Builders move SC against NGT order: http://www.financialexpress.com/article/economy/builders-move-sc-against-ngt-order/195734/
Northwest tribes unite against giant coal, oil projects http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/environment/northwest-tribes-unite-against-giant-coal-oil-projects/
Himachal Pradesh government to set up joint venture to generate 1,000 MW solar power in Spiti:
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/50602892.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
Coal linkage delayed for MCL’s Rs 11,000 crore power plant:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/50612032.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
1,320MW power projects under CPEC hit snags: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/91730-1320MW-power-projects-under-CPEC-hit-snags
NGT lambasts Adani group for environment damage in Hazira: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/ngt-lambasts-adani-group-for-environment-damage-in-hazira/article8114329.ece

B.IFIs

India woos US transportation infrastructure investors http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/india-woos-us-transportation-infrastructure-investors-116011600172_1.html
JICA team to assess desalination plant http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/jica-team-to-assess-desalination-plant/article8116137.ece
Krishnapatnam Port to develop industrial hub http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/krishnapatnam-port-to-develop-industrial-hub-116011600920_1.html
IFC ties up with MP govt for largest solar power project at Rewa: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/ifc-ties-up-with-mp-govt-for-largest-solar-power-project-at-rewa-116011600723_1.html
Xi launches Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank : http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/world-news/xi-launches-asian-infrastructure-investment-bank_5032641.html?utm_source=ref_article
Ex-World Bank VP: Regardless of Washington’s beliefs, China is vital for world’s economy to survive: https://www.rt.com/shows/sophieco/329035-china-global-economy-crisis/
AIIB development bank launched in China: http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2016/01/16/aiib-development-bank-launched-china
Asian Bank launched but India may not insist on VP post, expects first loan http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/international-business/Asian-Bank-launched-but-India-may-not-insist-on-VP-post-expects-first-loan/articleshow/50607170.cms
Suresh Prabhu outlines Railways’ environment-friendly measures at World Bank conference: http://www.dnaindia.com/money/report-suresh-prabhu-outlines-railways-environment-friendly-measures-at-world-bank-conference-2166731

C.Land, Water & Forest

Myanmar Thilawa port to expand http://www.joc.com/port-news/asian-ports/myanmar-port-thilawa-expand_20160115.html
Tougher checks for Myanmar’s development projects: http://www.publicfinanceinternational.org/news/2016/01/tougher-checks-myanmar%E2%80%99s-development-projects
TAPI project still has many unresolved issues (exclusive): http://en.trend.az/business/economy/2480921.html
NGT stays activities on Kempegowda Layout: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/bangalore/ngt-stays-activities-on-kempegowda-layout/article8115311.ece

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