TERI in the News
9 record(s) found in 'March 2009'
Suzlon Energy signs MoU with TERI31 March 2009| The Hindu
Suzlon Energy, the worldâ€™s fifth leading wind turbine maker, entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with TERI University for offering an M. Tech programme in renewable energy engineering and management. The MoU will facilitate Suzlon Energy to contribute to the programme through exchange of ideas and expertise and guest faculty. The aim of this degree programme is to produce engineering graduates who have a strong grounding in the renewable energy engineering subject and also equip them with a good understanding of the social and economic aspects of energy policy. Backed by an advisory committee consisting of a senior Suzlon executive, this programme will enable them to provide inputs to the curriculum, monitor the quality of the programme, determine and facilitate access to experimental facilities, equipment and oversee the proper conduct.
Akshay Kumar turns hero for the environment29 March 2009| Reuters
Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar is doing his bit for the environment, coming up with a comic book series to include children in a campaign about environmental awareness. Kumar, who conceptualised and developed the idea of the comic book series, launched the first book -- "Tronomega to Earth - Mission: Save the Planet" -- in Mumbai recently. The series, part of the "Soldiers of the Earth" campaign spearheaded by TERI, aims at making children more sensitive towards the environment.
ONGC, TERI to launch 'Soldiers of the Earth' campaign26 March 2009| Web India123
TERI and ONGC have launched a campaign called the 'Soldiers of the Earth' to sensitise children towards the environment. Soldiers of the Earth is an all-encompassing environmental education programme which includes innovative components like books, workshops, educational learning material to educate, train and encourage children from all walks to learn more about the world they live in and encourage them to act towards saving their planet. Nobel laureate and TERI's General Director R K Pachauri, who is leading this campaign, said in a release, ''The most sensitive minds in the world must be at the vanguard of an inspired movement to reverse the damage we have wreaked on the environment. India is a country with a growing population of youth who as 'Soldiers of the Earth, using knowledge provided by TERI in easily assailable form, would lead such a movement. They would be inspired by the active involvement of an iconic star like Mr Akshay Kumar'.
Making renewable energy technology popular is key24 March 2009| The Times of India
Integrating various energy technologies to the main grid was the biggest challenge in mainstreaming renewable energy technology for low carbon energy production, Dr V V N Kishore, head of the Centre for Energy and Environment, TERI University, New Delhi said. Delivering the keynote address at the inaugural of the UK-India young scientists networking conference on low carbon technologies and energy research, Dr Kishore said that the country could not currently do away with coal-based energy production, but could work on integrating various renewable energy technologies for low carbon energy production.
ONGC-TERI in final lap of $3 bn deal19 March 2009| Business Standard
ONGCâ€“Teri Biotech Ltd (OTBL), a joint venture between Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (ONGC) and TERI, is competing to get a contract for cleaning the huge oil spill left over from the 1991 Gulf war in Kuwait. The contract has been floated by Kuwait Oil Company and backed by the United Nations. ONGC has qualified for final bidding of the first phase of the bioremediation project, worth $3 billion. The total project, to be funded by the World Bank, was likely to cost up to $40 billion. This project was first floated in 2006 and is aimed at cleaning the huge oil spills created during the war, which was fought after Iraq occupied Kuwait. OTBL is hopeful of bagging this project.
TERI organizes second annual conference on Green Publishing14 March 2009| The Telegraph
The printing and publishing industry in India has traditionally been looked upon as a noble sector because of its obvious contribution to literacy, education, and awareness. However, as ecological concerns rise in the form of water depletion, greenhouse gas emissions, chemical discharge into water bodies, energy inefficiency, and environmental hazards, the conventional idea of profit maximization by private firms is being replaced by the ideology of corporate social responsibility. Recognizing this and the role that the publishing industry can play in going green to save the environment, TERI Press, the publishing arm of TERI organized an event "Pathways to Green Publishing: a stakeholdersâ€™ dialogue on ecological and sustainable publishing practices".
Pachauri to head Yale Climate and Energy Institute11 March 2009| The Economic Times
Dr R K Pachauri will lead the newly established Yale Climate and Energy Institute (YCEI), which will support research and outreach, international collaboration, partnerships with business and industry, and green design efforts that can be implemented and tested within Yale and the surrounding region.
Dr R K Pachauri to Lead New Climate and Energy Institute at Yale University10 March 2009| Businesswire India
Dr R K Pachauri, Director General of TERI, has accepted the additional responsibility of leading the newly established Yale Climate and Energy Institute (YCEI), Yale University. Dr Pachauri is also chairing the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change since 2002 and is an active leader in the global climate policy debate and played a major role in laying the groundwork for the 1997 Kyoto Protocol.
Sea water level will rise due to climate change: Pachauri2 March 2009| Indopia
The most serious impact of climate change that will be felt across the globe is the rise in sea water level, Director General of TERI Dr R K Pachauri said. "The rise in sea water level will see more cyclones and coastal areas getting inundated by water and other problems," Dr Pachauri said at the convocation ceremony of the University of Kalyani in West Bengal.