TERI in the News

6 record(s) found in 'March 2014'

  • 96th convocation of BHU organised

    28 March 2014| The Times of India

    Banaras Hindu University held its 96th convocation ceremony on 27 March 2014. While delivering convocation address, noted scientist Dr Jayant Vishnu Narlikar said education and research should go together. The Director-General of TERI, Dr R K Pachauri, was honoured with DSc (Honoris Causa).

  • India, China release first joint report on climate

    18 March 2014| Zee News

    At a time when the two countries are facing similar challenges in dealing with the issues of climate change, India and China on Tuesday released a joint report for the first time to address the rising environmental problems in their cities. \'The China India Low Carbon Study\', which is the first project of its kind was launched on the sidelines of the third Strategic Economic Dialogue, in Beijing. Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and Director-General of TERI, Dr R K Pachauri, who released the report said the study examines the main factors in low carbon development - financing, low carbon technologies and on-the-ground implementation.

  • Web-GIS tool for estimating rooftop solar power potential

    14 March 2014| The Hindu

    TERI has unveiled the first-ever cloud based open-source Web-GIS Tool for estimating rooftop solar power potential for Indian solar cities. The main objective of this initiative is to develop a high performing and flexible Web-GIS tool to estimate the rooftop solar power potential for Indian cities. The web-GIS tool will be launched in Chandigarh followed by other cities. This initiative is being supported by Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation, with strategic support from the Chandigarh Renewable Energy Science and Technology Promotion Society, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, the Solar Energy Corporation of India, and the Confederation of Indian Industry.

  • Goa implements scheme to encourage renewable energy

    11 March 2014| The Hindu

    Goa Chief Minister Mr Manohar Parrikar has said that to encourage renewable energy, the state government intended to implement a scheme to grant a refund up to maximum 25 per cent of infrastructure tax paid for buildings which are certified green by TERI. This scheme will be made effective from 1 September 2014, he said at a workshop on \"Demystifying green buildings & GRIHA (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment)\" for developers, organised recently by CREDAI-GOA.

  • Curb cartelisation of e-rickshaws

    10 March 2014| The Hindu

    Following the decision of the Delhi Transport Department to register battery-operated rickshaws under the Motor Vehicles Act, operators have urged the administration to come up with a policy to curb cartelisation of e-rickshaws. The Transport Department had earlier issued a notice asking all e-rickshaw operators to get their vehicle type approved from a recognised government institute and register them accordingly under the Motor Vehicles Act. The decision to register battery rickshaws under the Act was taken following a study by environment body TERI. The study found that most of these vehicles operating in Delhi use an engine powered by over 250 watt batteries and exceed the speed limit of 25 kmph for non-motorised vehicles.

  • TERI University to conduct national conference on Basics of Satellite

    6 March 2014| One India

    TERI University is geared up to conduct the national conference on \'Basics of Satellite Meteorology and Environmental Applications\'. Students can register themselves by visiting the official website of TERI University. This conference provides an unique for students, researchers, scientists to not only share their experiences and views about the subject but also to interact with other aspiring people who have worked hard in the related field.