TERI in the News

6 record(s) found in 'January 2015'

  • Pune circuit house designed by Kolhapur architect gets GRIHA ratings

    21 January 2015| The Times of India

    The VVIP circuit house in Pune, which was designed by city-based architect Mr Sunil Patil, has received star ratings from the Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA). The circuit house is the first government-owned building in the state to win such prestigious ratings, which were released on the website of GRIHA. The ratings also underscore that the VVIP circuit house building would be consuming very low electricity in the day time and fulfills all the norms of a green building.

  • Government releases book on climate change

    20 January 2015| Zee News

    Railway Minister Mr Suresh Prabhu released a book on climate change titled \"Carbon Capture, Storage and Utilisation\" deals with mitigating climate change that is arising out of carbon emissions in the atmosphere. The Carbon Capture, Storage and Utilisation is a global response to the challenge of climate change. It is an emerging energy technology dealing with capturing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, storing it away in underground reservoir and/or utilising it by conversion to various food, feedstock and fuels. The book has been published by TERI, which works for sustaining environment with a global vision and a local focus

  • TERI and Jain Irrigation Systems launches a 'Resource Centre on Water Use Efficiency' to promote innovations and best practices

    19 January 2015| Equity Bulls

    TERI and Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd. launched a 'Resource Centre on Water Use Efficiency' during a panel discussion, where eminent experts came up with new ideas and in the areas of water use, micro-irrigation techniques and technological tools to improve efficiency in the Indian agricultural sector. They shared their experiences and successful case studies for replication across the country during a panel discussion, titled 'Irrigation Water Use Efficiency - Way forward'. The launch of the 'Resource Centre on Water Use Efficiency' assumes significance as the agriculture sector accounts for about 85 per cent of the total water consumption as well as more than 25 per cent of electricity consumption.

  • Toxic food crop goes to seed

    16 January 2015| The Pioneer

    In a significant move, the National Green Tribunal has prohibited cultivation of edible crop on the floodplains of Yamuna here, saying the vegetables grown there were \"highly contaminated\" and their consumption could lead to cancer. A 2012 study carried out by TERI had indicated the presence of heavy metals in vegetables that were grown with water from the Yamuna.

  • TERI's second campus to come up in Telangana

    5 January 2015| The Times of India

    With TERI's second campus scheduled to come up in Hyderabad by 2016, the city is all set to become an international centre for research and training on renewable energy at a time when India needs a major boost in this sector. Citing availability of abundant land in the state as a major reason for choosing Telangana for TERI\'s second campus, Dr Pachauri said that Hyderabad, with abundant sunshine throughout the year and possibilities for harnessing wind energy, could become an international centre for research and training on renewable energy technologies. Dr Pachauri also urged banks and other financial institutions to get involved and bring in overseas investment as well.

  • Top firms should invest more in renewable energy R&D: Pachauri

    5 January 2015| Business Standard

    Top oil and some of the better power generation companies in the country need to step up their investment in renewable energy research and development, said Chairperson of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and Director-General of TERI, Dr R K Pachauri. On whether the government lacked funds for carrying out more research in renewable energy, Dr Pachauri said, while the country had a \"very very long way\" to go in its research, the government should \"restructure the way research is done\" in the country. According to him, renewable energy research should be \"result-oriented\". Speaking to mediapersons after the stone laying ceremony of TERI\'s campus coming up on 40 acres in Hyderabad, Dr Pachauri said the world would have to \"treble or quadruple\" energy generation target from zero-carbon sources by 2050 in order to limit global temperature increase to not more than two-degree celsius by the end of 21st century.