TERI in the News
10 record(s) found in 'April 2013'
Earth Day celebrated at Big Foot27 April 2013| Herald
Earth Day was observed on Ancestral Goa, a centre for preservation of art, culture and environment, at Big Foot, Loutolim on the theme 'How do I help save earth? - let's talk solutions'. It started with a panel discussion comprising of Shabana Kazi from TERI, Sujeet K Dongre from CEE and the moderator Sultanat Kazi.
Ensure energy efficiency without compromising on quality of life: Mili Majumdar26 April 2013| The Hindustan Times
Ms Mili Majumdar, an expert on energy efficiency, heads the sustainable habitat division at TERI in Delhi, spoke on the massive wastage of electricity in Delhi's hotels and malls and ways to curb it.
TERI sets 15 million sq. m target for green building projects25 April 2013| Mint
TERI will work towards making the targeted area in govt and private buildings GRIHA-compliant in the next three years. GRIHA, an acronym for Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment, is the national rating system for green buildings in India. The energy savings through the GRIHA initiatives, TERI said in a release, will be sufficient to light up at least 200,000 urban homes and provide solar water heating to 67,500 urban homes cumulatively
Delhi yet to find its place under the sun24 April 2013| The Hindustan Times
Not many are aware about the advantages of harnessing solar energy. The low awareness levels can be gauged by the fact that people don't even make provisions for solar fixtures for future use when building new houses, said Dr Prodipto Ghosh, an expert with TERI. Making such a provision mandatory will to ensure they explore this opportunity, he added.
Hungry Capital on a power trip23 April 2013| The Hindustan Times
Experts say that conventional energy has been exploited to the hilt and time has now come to explore new avenues. "The demand is only going to increase exponentially in the future and our conventional source of energy will not be able to keep up. Delhi has ample resources in the form of a tropical sun and it should be suitably exploited. The prices of solar panels have come to a level where the price of solar power is within the peak power tariff (which the discoms pay to purchase power for the city)," said Dr Prodipto Ghosh, former secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forest and expert with TERI.
Research speeds up but applications fail to materialize23 April 2013| Mint
Given their small size, nanomaterials could easily be absorbed via the skin or orally and lodge themselves within several organs and pose a variety of risks. These risks were relevant to India too, according to Dr Alok Adholeya, director of the biotechnology and bioresources division at TERI. Dr Adholeya, who's in the process of preparing a study to ascertain the risks associated with nanotechnology with the Department of Biotechnology, added that currently, the use of nanoparticles in the agricultural sector was predominantly in the form of nano-fungicides and nano-fertilizers but other sectors getting involved would "rise in the future".
An eco-source called TERI12 April 2013| The Hindu
Not every nation has a centre dedicated to energy, that too started 39 years ago, which makes TERI very unique. The mandate of TERI is vast, covering energy, industry, rural requirements, urban issues, building sector, sustainable development and so on. Besides gathering global data and ideas, it also has its own publications, guidebooks, project case studies and seminar papers available for those interested. TERI is among the few institutions that have walked the talk-it has actually built office buildings, research facilities, University campus and retreats in many cities, demonstrating the practical application of energy conservation measures and ecological benefits of what it propagates.
TERI takes solar power to tribal ashram schools10 April 2013| The Hindu
TERI, in collaboration with the Integrated Tribal Development Agency (ITDA), is setting up 1 KV solar power generation plants in 20 Tribal Ashram Schools in the Agency areas in the Visakhapatnam district as a panacea to the power cut problem which has hit the studies of tribal students. TERI in partnership with Union Ministry of Renewable Resources has introduced solar appliances including home lighting systems, individual lanterns and task lights etc in the villages. It is setting up solar charging stations in the rural and Agency areas to re-charge solar appliances.
Companies urged to help protect natural resources8 April 2013| The Hindu Business Line
Business houses should consider protection of the value of the global commons-the earth's un-owned natural resources, said R K Pachauri, Chairman, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Addressing the graduates of IIM, Calcutta at its 48th Annual Convocation, Dr Pachauri emphasised that companies' managements should adapt with the changing climate to understand its impact on the overall business.
Rising sea levels threat to Kolkata, Shanghai, Dhaka: Pachauri7 April 2013| Business Standard
Business houses should consider protection of the value of the global commons-the earth's un-owned natural resources, said Dr R K Pachauri, Chairman, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and Director-General, TERI. Delivering the convocation address at the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, Dr Pachauri said that partial loss of ice sheets on polar land could imply metres of sea level rise, major changes in coastline, and inundation of low lying area, with greatest effects in river deltas and low-lying areas.