TERI in the News
Food, water security threatened by warming, UN Panel Chief says28 March 2007| Bloomberg
The loss of food and water security is one of the most immediate threats posed by global warming, the head of a United Nations panel said before publication of the most detailed report ever on the subject. The greatest risks include "irreversible" and "abrupt" changes such as the melting of the Greenland ice sheet and an interruption of the ocean circulation that drives the Gulf Stream, Dr R K Pachauri, who leads the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, said in an interview from New Delhi. Those are "highly unlikely but very high-impact events," he said.
Alternative energy isn't as costly as feared27 March 2007| The Economic Times
In an interview with the newspapers, Ms Vivienne Cox, executive vice-president of Gas Power and Renewables (GP&R) at BP said that the first phase of the Jatropha has given TERI and BP a much better understanding of what are the concerns and needs of the individual farmers growing the crop and how these can be responded to.
Cashing on carbon24 March 2007| The Financial Express
Sectors like chemicals and cement are benefiting through the sale of carbon credits. But uncertainty over the future of the Kyoto protocol looms large. Says Mr Vivek Kumar, TERI, "there is pressure on large developing countries, but their per capita emissions are low and they aren't likely to take any commitments. Internal trading is a far fetched scenario."
Andhra Pradesh promoting bio-diesel to benefit farmers and industry19 March 2007| The Hindu
The Andhra Pradesh Government has embarked on a mission of linking poor and marginal farmers and tribals of drylands and semi-arid tropics with bio-diesel revolution while retaining the strong economic competitiveness for the industry. "The government is keen in partnering with the institutions like ICRISAT (International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics) and Indian Institute of Sciences in Bangalore and research organizations like TERI and Sutra," Joint Commissioner of Rural Development ministry of Andhra Pradesh and in-charge of bio-diesel plantation Ms Nirmala said.
Harvesting energy from the sun17 March 2007| Central Chronicle
Though India has an enormous renewable energy potential, the current installed capacity of around 8100-MW derived from renewable energy sources including sun, wind and biomass constitute about 7% of the total installed power generation capacity in the country, even though India is one of the pioneers in utilizing a part of its huge reserve of renewable energy sources. TERI has warned that if India fails to speed up and augment the use of renewable energy sources, India's import of costly and highly polluting fossil fuels would continue as usual. "The country needs to undertake all possible options on the demand and supply side simultaneously to reduce total energy requirements as well as diversity its fuel resources mix", says the TERI study.
Impact on monsoon to be studied14 March 2007| Deccan Herald
To understand the possible impacts of drastic climatic variations, a team has been constituted comprising researchers from IIT Delhi, Indian Institute of Science, TERI, University of Liverpool and Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford.
Euro 3 million fund for renewable energy projects10 March 2007| The Economic Times
The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) has announced the availability of 3 million Euro for projects supporting the development of markets for renewable energy and energy efficiency. The project call - REEEP's largest in its four-year history - is meant specifically for emerging market economies like India. REEEP has previously disbursed 2.2 million euro in 2006 and 1.1 million euro in 2005.
Power during lean hours may get cheaper7 March 2007| The Times of India
In what could well be the sign of things to come, the Capital will soon experiment with the concept of ToD (time of day) metering in which people will get power during lean hours at lower rates than peak-time charges. Delhi's principal secretary (power) Mr Rakesh Mehta said the government has tied up with TERI and would launch the concept in areas of all three discoms. `Areas fed by a 66-kV feeder in Dwarka, Rohini and Mayur Vihar each would get ToD systems installed by TERI as a pilot project and would cover all types of consumers in these areas. We want to see the impact of this system first,' Mr Mehta said.
Some tips for power conservation4 March 2007| The Hindu
Limited generation of power coupled with an increase in consumption in Delhi has shifted the focus to conservation. Backed by the Delhi Government's direction to switch from incandescent bulbs to CFLs (Compact Fluorescent Lamps) in all Government buildings, the Capital's power distribution companies are taking the message of conservation to the masses by informing them that Delhi can save up to 450 MW of power by switching to CFLs and 175 MW of power can be saved annually by not leaving the electronic gadgets on in the standby mode. Delhi Transco recently signed a memorandum of understanding with TERI to receive technical guidance on power conservation for the Delhi Government. Under the agreement, TERI will assist in implementing the energy efficiency programmes including efficient lighting systems, efficient motors and pumps in Government and commercial buildings.
South Asia energy meet in Delhi3 March 2007| India Infoline
The Ministry of External Affairs and the Ministry of Power are jointly hosting the South Asia Energy Dialogue in New Delhi on 5th March. The following six themes have been identified for this Dialogue. TERI has been associated by the Ministry of Power for preparing base papers and also for assisting in conducting proceedings of the Dialogue. Sushil Kumar Shinde, Union Minister of Power would be delivering the inaugural address in the Dialogue.