TERI in the News

27 record(s) found in 'January 2007'

  • Cutting energy consumption is not enough, says Sachs

    22 January 2007| Reuters

    Slowing climate change by cutting Western living standards and energy consumption must be supplemented by the use of science to find new energy sources, one of the world's best-known economists said. Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, special adviser to the United Nations on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), said the belief by many environmentalists that the solution to solving climate change by solely slashing energy consumption of rich nations was inaccurate. "What we are looking for are technological changes so that we can all continue to have increased living standards with the poor countries closing the gap with the rich countries," Prof. Sachs said at DSDS 2007.

  • Senior ADB officials to address Delhi Sustainable Development Summit

    19 January 2007| Harold Doan

    ADB will take part in the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2007, whose theme this year will be assessing progress on meeting the UN Millennium Development Goals, focusing on exploring the natural resource dimensions of sustainable development. ADB's delegation is to be headed by Vice-President Dr Khempheng Pholsena and will include Director General Dr Bindu Lohani.

  • Leveraging technology for development

    11 January 2007| The Economic Times

    The 21st century is a period of unprecedented opportunities which, however, can be realized only with the application of appropriate technologies. Citing this, Mr S Ramadorai, Managing Director, TCS, in his opening remarks at the plenary session on 'Leveraging technology for development' on Day Three of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2007 in New Delhi, said there is an urgent need to develop technologies that are appropriate for the 400-500 million people living in rural India who have not enjoyed the benefits of the ongoing ICT revolution. Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General, TERI, said the time has come to "treat villages as the focal point of development". He added that an integrated approach to technological interventions would be more suited to India's needs, instead of individual interventions that fail to connect all key areas. Dr Pachauri said that customization of technologies holds the key to sustainable development and added that the rural people should be engaged in designing the technologies.

  • Delhi hosts 7th international summit on sustainable development

    11 January 2007| India PRWire

    TERI, India's leading research and development institute, is organizing the seventh chapter of the DSDS (Delhi Sustainable Development Summit) from January 22-24. Titled Meeting the MDGs: Exploring the Natural Resource Dimensions, the summit this year will explore the natural resource dimensions to sustainable development.

  • Paying in pollution for energy hunger

    9 January 2007| The New York Times

    Across the developing world, cheap diesel generators from China have become a favorite way to provide electricity. They power everything from irrigation pumps to television sets, allowing growing numbers of rural villages in many poor countries to grow more crops and connect to the wider world. But as the demand increases for the electricity that makes those advances possible, it is often being met through the dirtiest, most inefficient means, creating pollution in many remote areas that used to have pristine air and negligible emissions of carbon dioxide and other global warming gases. "There has been a mushrooming of these decentralized diesel generators," said Mr Ibrahim Rehman, a rural energy expert at TERI.

  • Home into low-maintenance eco-friendly options

    7 January 2007| The Financial Express

    Eco-friendly homes with energy efficient doors and windows, herbal gardens, rainwater harvesting and solar heating are now as fashionable as they are affordable. According to TERI, which has been working for 30 years in the field of energy sustainable building technologies, using energy efficient measures emissions can be reduced by 40%. In their experiment with CII-Godrej Green Business Council, Ahmedabad, they were able to effect 35% savings in energy.

  • Himalaya's receding glaciers suffer neglect: Scientists monitor only a few of India's vital glaciers, which are receding by as much as 100 feet each year

    3 January 2007| Christian Science Monitor

    Billions of people in China and the Indian subcontinent rely on South Asia's Himalayan glaciers - the world's largest store of fresh water outside the polar ice caps. The massive ice floes feed seven of the world's greatest Asian rivers in one of the world's most densely populated regions. Ms Suruchi Bhadwal, TERI, says that India is the first country to have a ministry for nonconventional energy sources which has big plans for the future. "The government plans to electrify 70,000 villages using renewable energy, promote the use of biodiesel, and use low-carbon development pathways," Ms Bhadwal says.