TERI in the News
Rice husk, solar energy to solve power issues29 March 2012| The Hindustan Times
Rice husk and solar power - two very unlikely entities - will together provide rural India with a twin solution to its problems of power shortage and lack of storage for agriculture produce. What's more, the evolving system promises zero emission of pollutants as well. The government's Solar Energy Centre has managed to make use of rice husk and solar power, which are both being wasted at present, to come up with a technological marvel that would prevent wastage of food grains in rural India. The project, undertaken in collaboration with Thermax and TERI, has gone past the experiment stage and is set to be rolled out in rural India.
Depleting tree cover, pollution scaring off bird species from city28 March 2012| Deccan Herald
According to the Forest Survey of India, south Delhi lost 0.32 sq km of green cover, south-west Delhi lost 0.65 sq km, taking up the total loss to 0.97 sq km in last five years. "Areas such as Malviya Nagar, Hauz Khas, Saket and Dwarka (south-west Delhi) witnessed high amount of construction work in the form of new flyovers and Metro, which led to the loss of forest cover. Moreover, encroachment has led to demolition of native vegetation," said Dr Pia Sethi, TERI.
Foundry units adopt automation as manpower shortage rises26 March 2012| Business Standard
Rajkot-based foundry industry is now moving towards automation amid rising manpower shortage. Moreover, the customer demand has prompted the foundry units to go for automation. According to Rajkot Engineering Association, foundry units in Rajkot have invested more than Rs 50 crore towards automation over the past one year. In addition to this, TERI is also supporting the foundry industry to upgrade their units. Rajkot houses about 450-500 foundry units with a turnover of about Rs 1500 crore per annum.
TERI in Association with IISD Conducts a Civil Society Workshop on 'Reforming Energy Subsidies in India'26 March 2012| Business Wire India
In an effort to improve public awareness on the options and impacts of energy subsidy reforms in India, TERI in collaboration with the International Institute for Sustainable Development's Global Subsidies Initiative convened a one-day workshop for the civil society to assess government's strategies for reforming fuel subsidies. NGOs, corporates, Civil Society Organisations took active participation in the workshop.
Lighting lives in Agency22 March 2012| The Hindustan Times
TERI is working with Vikasa, an NGO identified by the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), for promoting projects aimed at tribal development. TERI is working for realization of its mandate to light a billion lives by promoting solar energy lighting in villages that do not have access to thermal power, especially in the hilly terrains in the Agency areas of Visakhapatnam district. TERI is working with NGOs to produce solar power and install solar lamps in habitations and streetlights in tribal hamlets. TERI is establishing common recharge stations with solar panels and recharging equipment.
TERI proposes conditional migration to new tariff regime21 March 2012| Mint
TERI, mandated by the shipping ministry to frame new tariff-setting guidelines for port services, has recommended migration of firms running cargo-handling facilities for specific commodities under the existing cost-plus-tariff regime to a normative cost-based model of tariff fixation.
TERI organizes eco-tourism programme in Mukteshwar to sensitize youth about environmental issues20 March 2012| Business Wire India
In order to promote eco-tourism in Mukteshwar, TERI organized an eco-tourism programme, where students from as far as Sharjah were apprised of environmental issues. Around 90 students and teachers from DPS Sharjah stayed in the eco-friendly environment in tents lit by solar lanterns.
West Bengal prepares action plan on climate change19 March 2012| The Times of India
West Bengal will shortly send its final draft on the action plan on climate change to the Centre. TERI, headed by Dr R K Pachauri, who also heads the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change, will soon submit its report to the state government on the impact of climate change on Bengal's coastal and hill areas.
New greenhouse gas standards unveiled for corporate value chain and products in India14 March 2012| Business Wire India
The Greenhouse Gas Protocol launched two new standards in to empower businesses to better measure, manage, and report their greenhouse gas emissions. Developed by the World Resources Institute and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, the Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) and Product Life Cycle Standards enable companies to save money, reduce risks, and gain competitive advantages. The Greenhouse Gas Protocol standards allow Indian companies to identify and target new market opportunities for low-carbon business models and products.
Think green, think business12 March 2012| The Times of India
A discussion on sustainability of green entrepreneurship was held at the fourth YUVA meet recently at the British Council by TERI in partnership with the ministry of youth affairs and sports.