TERI in the News
Centre sends oil firms on ethanol hunt29 June 2006| DNA
India's search for energy sources is turning sweet. Even as the country's petroleum companies are seeking to acquire oil assets abroad, some will also be looking for sugarcane fields. Some experts question the viability of importing ethanol, since transportation would add to costs. "There is enough ethanol in the country. We are unable to use it for blending," says Dr Sameer Maithel, Director, Energy and Environment Technology Division of TERI. Dr Maithel adds that ethanol production should be encouraged in India since it would create more employment opportunities in the country.
Kalam draws energy map27 June 2006| The Statesman
President, A P J Abdul Kalam, set out the roadmap for India's energy independence, terming it the nation's highest priority. "Our target is to achieve Energy Security by 2020 leading to Energy Independence by 2030 and beyond," Dr Kalam said after presenting the TERI Corporate Awards. "Of course there were many discussions nationally as well as internationally on this subject. I would like to suggest certain actions to be taken on the energy missions for contributing towards energy independence in India."
Kalam outlines energy independence roadmap for India27 June 2006| The Hindu
Terming energy independence as India's "highest priority", President, A P J Abdul Kalam, said power generation in the country needs to grow over three-fold to 4,00,000-mw by 2030, including 50,000-mw by way of nuclear energy. "Based on the progress visualized for the nation during the next two decades, the power generating capacity has to increase to 4,00,000-MW by 2030 from the existing 1,30,000-mw," he said at the TERI Corporate Awards ceremony. The President said with depleting reserves of fossil- based oil, coal and gas reserves, alternate sources of energy needed to be seriously considered.
President honours eight corporates27 June 2006| The Hindu
President, A P J Abdul Kalam, felicitated eight Indian corporates for environmental excellence and adopting healthy Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policies at the 5th TERI Corporate Award ceremony. "I am happy to note that corporate award scheme has been instituted by TERI for recognizing excellence in environmental protection for fulfilling the social responsibility," Dr Kalam said. Singareni Collieries Company Ltd bagged the first prize for environment friendly industrial practices while Usha Martin Ltd won the first prize in the corporate social responsibility segment.
President Kalam sets road map to achieve energy27 June 2006| Independence
President, A P J Abdul Kalam, has called for increasing the power generation capacity to 400,000 MW by 2030 from the existing 130,000 MW to achieve energy independence, keeping in mind the progress visualized for the nation in the next two decades. This figure has been arrived at taking into account the use of efficient transmission and distribution system and minimization of other losses, Dr Kalam said after presenting the TERI Corporate Awards. Energy independence has to be achieved through three different sources, namely hydel capacity, nuclear power and non-conventional energy sources primarily through solar energy, apart from thermal power in the wake of depleting reserves of fossil-based oil, coal and gas reserves.
Kalam's prescription for energy independence by 203027 June 2006| The Indian Express
Terming energy independence as India's "highest priority", President, A P J Abdul Kalam said power generation in the country needed to grow over three-fold by 2030, including 50,000 mw by way of nuclear energy. "Based on the progress visualized for the nation during the next two decades, the power generating capacity has to increase to 4,00,000 mw by 2030 from the existing 1,30,000 mw," he said while presenting Corporate Awards instituted by TERI. The President said with depleting reserves of fossil-based oil, coal and gas reserves, alternate sources of energy needed to be seriously considered.
Kalam presents TERI awards27 June 2006| The Indian Express
President, A P J Abdul Kalam, presented the environmental excellence and Corporate Social responsibility (CSR) Awards at the TERI fifth corporate awards ceremony. Usha Martin Limited bagged the CSR award under the annual turnover of more than Rs 500 crore category for providing healthcare services to women and children. Hindustan Lever Limited for their brand Vindhya Valley that provides sustainable livelihood to rural people by marketing their products like pickles and papads got the second prize under this category. Solaris Chemtech Limited bagged the award in annual turnover between Rs 100-500 crore category. Sakthi Masala Private Limited from Erode, Tamil Nadu bagged the award in the annual turnover of less than Rs 100 crore category.
Energy: Kalam sets a 25-year deadline27 June 2006| Deccan Herald
Emphasizing on a national target to achieve energy security within 25 years, President, A P J Abdul Kalam called for an intense research on renewable energy, bio-diesel and nuclear power to realize the goal. "The country must aim to produce 60 million tonnes of bio-diesel by 2030 as a step towards energy independence in the transportation sector," the president said, giving away Corporate Social Responsibility Awards instituted by TERI to eight industrial units. The first target would be to produce six million tonnes of bio-diesel by 2010 which would be five per cent of the present oil import, he said, adding that if necessary, specialized outfits should be created at the Centre and state levels.
SCCL contemplates hike in coal prices27 June 2006| The Economic Times
State-owned Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) is contemplating hike in coal prices in view of increasing production costs and pressure on the company's financial health. The TERI corporate award was presented to the company CMD by President A P J Abdul Kalam in the national capital recently. The company was selected for the award, from among 125 competitors, for its initiatives in promoting eco-friendly coal mining practices
Soon, all offices may need to have a solar power option25 June 2006| The Indian Express
THE Delhi Power Department has proposed making solar heating and lighting in all commercial buildings in the Capital mandatory. Mr Rakesh Mehta, Principal Secretary (Power), says the proposal has already been sent to the Delhi Law Department for scrutiny. "We will be carrying out energy audits for all large buildings in the city. Experts from TERI will be helping us in carrying out these energy audits. These audits will be instrumental in helping commercial buildings switch to energy conservation as the owners will realize how much capital they are spending on power consumption," Mr Mehta said