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The Krishna Godavari D6 Block cost-recovery battle30 May 2012| Natural Gas Daily - Interfax
After a string of blows over the past year, Reliance Industries' ailing Krishna Godavari Basin project faces yet another problem. India's regulators have announced they will limit Reliance's cost-recovery on the project to around $1 billion for two fiscal years - a move that, in effect, acts as a fine and could cause the company to lose at least $1.2 billion. Indian energy experts say the dispute's main effect will simply be to create a further drag on the project. "While all this [arbitration] is going on, I don't think Reliance will be investing much money in this block," according to Mr R K Batra, distinguished fellow at TERI.
Green buildings in India: Need to strike a chord29 May 2012| Energy Next
The Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) will ensure that all upcoming buildings of the central government and Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) meet requirements of at least three-star rating under the Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA), declared Dr Farooq Abdullah, the Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy, at a recent conference on green buildings, in New Delhi. The minister also stressed the need to provide essential training for converting previously built structures into green buildings.
From waste to water: Glasgow University examines solution to red mud problem28 May 2012| The Financial Express
Scientists at the University of Glasgow are working to turn a toxic industrial waste product into a material that can be used to treat contaminated water. A team from the University's School of Chemistry, in partnership with TERI in New Delhi, has found that a substance known as 'red mud' could be carbonised. The carbonised red mud could also be used to remove heavy metals from water. Red mud is a by-product of the Bayer process, an industrial procedure which extracts alumina from bauxite ore.
Eco-friendly buildings in Ranchi21 May 2012| The Times of India
Like Delhi, Mumbai, Pune and other big cities, Ranchi will also get green buildings now. Central Institute of Psychiatry Kanke, National Law University (constructed last year), Indian Institute of Management Ranchi, which is under construction, and Central University of Jharkhand, are among the first buildings to have subscribed to the idea. This concept will lead to less energy consumption and will provide more comfort to the occupants. Founded jointly by TERI and the Union ministry of new and renewable energy, ADaRSH promotes green building concepts in India through Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA). Central University of Jharkhand has applied for four-star GRIHA ratings.
Conference on law, governance, development17 May 2012| Deccan Herald
Azim Premji University, one of the two private varsities in the State, will organize an international conference on law, governance and development at TERI, Domlur on May 18 and 19. The theme for the conference is "Indian Legal System Reform: Empirical Baselines and Normative Frameworks".
MWH Global lights 13 villages in rural India through high efficiency and eco-friendly solar LED lighting systems and lanterns11 May 2012| Business Wire India
MWH Global, a sustainable engineering company, distributed high efficiency solar LED lighting systems and lanterns to 13 villages in Aurangabad, India today. MWH Global, through the Lighting a Billion Lives (LaBL) program, has lit the lives of 2,500 villagers; further expanding the firm's commitment to sustainability and renewable energy projects. Consequently, contributions to TERI's LaBL Program have helped mitigate approximately 750 tonnes of CO2 and have created 14 jobs for the villagers as well as significant number of indirect employment opportunities in manufacturing and supply chain.
Save money, go green10 May 2012| New Indian Express
With soaring temperatures and increasing power tariffs, eco-friendly homes and buildings may be the answer to cut down on costs. In Bangalore, many city dwellers are opting to construct and reside in green buildings due to the benefits that come with them. The green building concept in India was introduced with the southern regional centre of TERI. Built when green buildings were still a relatively unknown concept, it is known for its ecofriendly design which helps conserve energy efficiently. The building is designed in such that sunlight is diffused through the entire room.