TERI in the News
It's a mistake, but glacier melting is real25 January 2010| Business Standard
The chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, R K Pachauri, tells Kalpana Jain that the glacier melting report was a mistake but that does not detract from the fact that glaciers are melting. Read more > >
We regret (that) procedures of verifying scientific evidence were not followed...but the point is glaciers are receding24 January 2010| Indian Express
With the row on glaciers, the heat is on R.K. Pachauri, TERI chief and IPCC chairman. In this Idea Exchange moderated by Special Correspondent Amitabh Sinha, Pachauri speaks of Copenhagen and answers questions on whether the controversy has dented IPCCâ€™s image. Read more > >
Days of cheap energy over, warns TERI22 January 2010| The Asian Age
TERI's paper on India's energy security submitted to Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh paints a grim picture on Indiaâ€™s overall energy scenario. The paper warns that the days of low energy prices are over. Energy prices are expected to skyrocket and Dr R K Pachauri warns that Indiaâ€™s energy prices could be at par with the high energy prices prevailing in Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Pakistan. The Indian government, the paper highlights, had earlier presumed they possessed coal reserves to last 200 years. This has been recently downgraded to just 40 years. In the same way, oil import dependence has increased to over 75 per cent in 2006-7.
Kelkar moots hike in energy prices22 January 2010| Deccan Herald
D Vijay Kelkar, chairperson of 13th Finance Commission endorsed views reflected in a road map document on the energy sector prepared by TERI which was submitted to Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh. Not only, the road map suggests rolling back all subsidies on LPG, kerosone and electricity, but also proposing differentiating subsidies based on income so that a single energy subsidy is delivered directly to the beneficiary through a system of smart cards. The road map recommends moving to a completely market-driven pricing mechanism for all energy forms under the regulatory oversight of preferably a single, energy regulatory commission.
Upsurge in action needed for environment: Pachauri21 January 2010| Business Standard
Dr R K Pachauri, Chairman of IPCC, has asked for concrete action at the grass-root level to save the environment and climate for future generations. An upsurge in action at the grass-roots level is needed, Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General of TERI has said. Dr Pachauri was addressing the opening plenary of the second day of the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi.
ICDL 2010 to be organized19 January 2010| The Times of India
TERI and Indira Gandhi National Open University are jointly organizing the three-day conference, ICDL 2010 from 23-26 February 2010. The theme of the conference is 'Digital Libraries: Shaping the Information Paradigm'. The focus is on strengths and potential of digital libraries and their role in education, cultural, social and economic development.
Top students to form countryâ€™s knowledge hub18 January 2010| The Tribune
With a view to developing India as a hub of innovations, the Centre is planning to create a knowledge pool in the country. As per the plan, top 1 per cent science students of classes X and XII will be selected and their studies will be funded by the government. This was disclosed by Union Minister of State for Science and Technology Mr Prithviraj Chavan at the inauguration of Fermentation Technology Research Centre at TERI.
TERI research centre inaugurated in Gurgaon17 January 2010| Indiablooms
Reiterating its commitment to every aspect of sustainable development, TERI has launched its state-of-the-art 'Fermentation Technology Research Centre' and 'Biopesticide Laboratory'. Union Science and Technology Minister Mr Prithviraj Chavan inaugurated the facility along with Dr M K Bhan, Secretary, Department of Biotechnology, Dr T Ramasami, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology and Dr R K Pachauri, Director General TERI. While calling the facility an important landmark in the field of biotechnology, Mr Prithviraj Chavan said the TERI is one of the top-ranking organizations in the field of research and innovation and this facility and the product "Oilzapper" will be one of the most powerful bio-products in the emerging scenario providing great significance to bioremediation in the worldwide effort to tackle oil spill and oily sludge.
India, Iceland mull mutual support on geothermal energy16 January 2010| The Hindu Business Line
The Minister for New and Renewable Energy, Dr Farooq Abdullah, has said bilateral co-operation with Iceland is essential to make progress in the area of geothermal energy development. Addressing the India-Iceland workshop on Renewable Energy, the minister listed out likely areas for cooperation between the two countries including technology transfer in deep drilling, reservoir assessment and setting up of geothermal demonstration power plants. The chief guest at the inaugural session of the workshop was Dr Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, President of Iceland. Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General, TERI, and Chairman, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, also participated in the workshop.
TERI collaborates with Iceland in the fields of glaciology and soil science15 January 2010| Business Wire India
Looking at the unfolding scenario in the mountains and the immediate need for scientific collaboration and research on this issue, University of Iceland in collaboration with TERI and the Carnegie Corporation of New York have joined hands to work in the fields of glaciology and soil science, and will enable Indian scientists and students to seek training in Iceland and the United States. The purpose of this joint effort is to improve understanding of the effects of climate change on the Himalaya and the manifold consequences that follow for the possibilities of water management and food production on the plains below.