TERI in the News
Conference on renewable energy kicks off in Dhaka30 May 2014| The Daily Star
A three-day international conference on renewable energy technology -the third International Conference on the Developments in Renewable Energy Technology - was organised by United International University in Dhaka to showcase new research findings and best practices in the sector. Experts from over 10 countries will present some 92 research papers on different aspects of renewable energy such as solar photovoltaic system, biogas, biofuel and wind power in a number of sessions. Co-organisers of the event include University of Oldenburg of Germany, Kathmandu University of Nepal, Centre for Energy and the Global Environment of USA, Micro Energy International of Germany, TERI, Berkeley Rural Energy Group and Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory of USA.
Environmental Network Seeks Solar Dissemination in Ethiopia25 May 2014| Addis Fortune
The Horn of Africa-Regional Environment Centre & Network is looking towards a third attempt to procure 10,000 solar lanterns for distribution in Amhara, Oromia and Tigray. The Centre, an autonomous institution under the Addis Abeba University, held a National workshop on 19-20 May 2014, at the Gullelle Botanic Garden, on the dissemination of solar energy technologies in Ethiopia. The workshop was organised in collaboration with TERI to discuss challenges and market availability for solar powered products in Ethiopia. Participants came from the federal Ministry of Water Irrigation & Energy (MoWIE) and six regional water & energy bureaus, as well as the National Bank of Ethiopia, NGOs, solar product suppliers and researchers.
JSL, TERI come out with 'green' gas stove23 May 2014| The Economic Times
Largest domestic stainless steel producer Jindal Stainless Ltd (JSL), in collaboration with TERI, has developed an environment- friendly maintenance-free gas stove, priced at Rs 3200. The stove which is made up of mix of 200 and 300 series stainless steel ensures high reduction in toxic emissions during cooking and has longer life and better corrosion resistance in adverse village environment and at the same time is economically affordable, JSL said in a statement.
South Florida University honours TERI's Rajendra Pachauri23 May 2014| The Economic Times
The University of South Florida's Patel College of Global Sustainability has awarded its first Eminent Global Scholar in Sustainability Award to Dr R K Pachauri, chair of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Dr Pachauri, who has served as the IPCC chair since 2002, was given the award in recognition of his extraordinary accomplishments in advancing the science and understanding of climate change and international policy.
TERI flags the cost of environment degradation22 May 2014| The Hindu Business Line
Setting an agenda for the new government, TERI has prepared a note that addresses not only the way forward, but also deals with the critical aspect of the cost of developmental inaction. It has addressed key aspects pertaining to water, air pollution, waste, green infrastructure, transport, energy security, renewable and solar energy. TERI said that within the industrial sector, the MSME segment is associated with low efficiencies due to several barriers such as use of obsolete technologies, non-availability of readymade technological solutions, low-level of awareness, non-availability of technology providers at local level, relatively high cost of technologies and poor access to finance.
TERI makes sustainable development proposals for new government13 May 2014| Business Standard
TERI has prepared recommendations for sustainable development on issues of waste management, introducing energy efficient resources, and water and sanitation safety plans for the new government. \"Environmental issues are often presented within a framework of conflict between environment and development. TERI has attempted a refreshing departure, which provides a price tag on the damage that poor environmental quality and degradation is imposing on human society and how substantially lower-cost action can avoid this burden,\" Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General, TERI, said in a statement.
Tough measures needed to conserve Delhi's environment11 May 2014| India Today
Delhi needs to urgently improve the fuel quality of vehicles and upgrade their emission technology if it wants to make the ambient air breathable, experts said. According to Mr Sumit Sharma, Fellow, TERI, CNG fuel and Metro could have brought particulate matter concentrations down but fuel quality for other activities remains inferior. Delhi still relies on Bharat Stage-IV norms whereas the world has moved to Euro 5 and 6 standards. According to Mr Sharma, the Auto Fuel Policy 2002 had the mandate of bringing 13 cities under BS-IV norms and the rest under BS-III by 2010. BS-IV is the equivalent of Euro 4. Four years have been lost since then and the future roadmap has still not been prepared. Only 22 cities adhere to BS-IV norms, while other cities are still using BS-III fuels.
A course on water management by TERI, Coca-Cola7 May 2014| Business Standard
To develop a "globally competitive" cadre of young water management professionals, Coca-Cola and the TERI University have set up an academic department which offers two courses in conserving, managing and efficiently utilizing the country\'s water resources. The \'Coca-Cola Department of Regional Water Studies,\' will respond to the needs of creating new knowledge and capacity in water related issues towards a better, holistic approach to water management.
Towards a sustainable future7 May 2014| Hindustan Times
TERI and Tetra Pak launched 'Leadearthship', a youth programme for undergraduate and postgraduate students from universities and institutions of repute in India, in August 2013. The second edition of the programme, for the year 2014-15, has been announced and this year, the emphasis will be on grassroots exposure. The programme is open to students studying in colleges in Delhi NCR and Pune, and about 30 fellows will be selected. Leadearthship focuses on business and sustainability and aims to be the springboard for future youth leaders in India who have their world views deeply rooted in sustainability, ethics and innovation.
Indonesia's ITB, India's TERI University to cooperate on teaching, programs5 May 2014| Jakarta Globe
Bandung Institute of Technology and TERI University signed a memorandum of understanding, paving the way for the two schools to mutually benefit from each others' resources. Both schools said in a statement released during the Forests Asia Summit 2014 in Jakarta that they would cooperate in a range of areas including exchange of faculty, joint research activities and publications, conduct special short-term academic programs, joint supervision for doctoral candidates and joint/dual degrees and master's programmes.