TERI in the News

29 record(s) found in 'June 2006'

  • ADB to establish knowledge hub at TERI

    24 June 2006| The Hindu

    The Asian Development Bank signed an agreement to establish a knowledge hub on clean energy at TERI. The clean energy knowledge hub at TERI will provide a gateway of knowledge and information on clean energy, energy efficiency, and issues related to mitigation and adaptation of climate change. It will also be the focal point for the collection, structuring, and dissemination of knowledge from a variety of resources.

  • IBM enters MoU with IIT, TERI & ADB

    24 June 2006| The Asian Age

    IBM and IIT Mumbai signed a MoU to develop technology capabilities of common interest through collaborative research. The objective of this MoU is to equip technical talent at the grassroot level with greater understanding of emerging technologies. Meanwhile, ADB has signed an agreement to establish a knowledge hub on clean energy at TERI. The clean energy knowledge hub at TERI will provide a gateway of knowledge and information on clean energy, energy efficiency, and issues related to mitigation and adaptation of climate change.

  • Analysis: India debates oil pricing

    22 June 2006| M&C news

    India's political establishment, which is protesting against the increase in the price of petroleum products amid soaring global oil prices, must accept that continued subsidies will ultimately bankrupt the state-run oil companies, energy analysts say. 'Those who have been protesting against the recent hike in the prices of petrol and diesel should accept two realities that firstly, in the short run, passing on the global price rise in crude oil to the domestic consumers is inevitable, and secondly the subsidy burden on the oil company would soon make them bankrupt,' said Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General of TERI.

  • India hopeful of consensus at WTO

    21 June 2006| The Financial Express

    Amidst the gloom over a possible failure of an agreement at the WTO talks in Geneva, there is a silver lining. As the draft for potential modalities is expected to be out shortly, India hopes for consensus in a couple of very small movements in the run-up to the final talks. Says Mr Parthapratim Pal of TERI, "In the Uruguay round also the government overlooked some flaws. Probably they did not realize the loopholes. The US proposal to cap blue box subsidies at 2.5% comes with some riders. Washington says that they are ready for 2.5% provided the countercyclical payments are included in the blue box category. But according to WTO definition, counter-cyclical payments fall in the amber box which is subject to reduction commitment."

  • Too hot to handle!

    20 June 2006| Central Chronicle

    For many years now, the issue of global warming caused by the emission of an ever increasing volume of greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide and methane, has been at the center-stage of animated international discussions and deliberations between the scientific community, industry captains, UN agencies, governments and non-government organizations. According to Dr R K Pachauri, Director General of TERI and Chairman of the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change, there is now newer and stronger evidence to show that the gases released while burning fossil fuels in power plants, cars and factories are warming the planet.

  • Shivling not artificial: J&K Governor

    19 June 2006| NDTV

    Jammu and Kashmir Governor S K Sinha, who also chairs the Amarnath Shrine Board, has denied that the shivling in the cave is artificial. Experts such Dr R K Pachauri of TERI say that although global warming could be responsible, there is no cause for worry, as the shivling should be properly formed next year.

  • Kalam to honour TERI Corporate Awardees

    18 June 2006| The Financial Express

    The TERI Corporate Awards Ceremony will be held on 26 June. The President of India, Dr A P J Abdul Kalam will be the chief guest at the event. The awards are given every year in recognition of environmental management and protection within the corporate sector. The awards aim to create awareness and encourage implementation of strategies for improving environmental management standards. This year, a nine-member jury, chaired by former Chief Justice of India, Justice J S Verma, has selected the winners. This year, 152 corporates have applied for the two categories of the awards.

  • Alfred Ford romances the Himalayas

    16 June 2006| Business Standard

    The ambitious Himalayan Ski Village is set to welcome tourists by 2009. The Himalayan Ski Village (HSV) - a dream of Alfred Ford, the great grand son of the legendary Henry Ford - is a big project, aimed at developing ski-slopes and other premium facilities in the Himalayan region. TERI is their consultant for environmental issues within the resort premises (sewage treatment, best practices etc. HSV has hired the Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM) to do an environmental audit, calculate the present circumstances and evaluate whether the design has any negative impact on the environment around the resort. The company also has a sustainable practices department headed by Dr Henley from Kings College, London. The department works out how to interface with the locals, how the project will benefit them, and how tourism will empower them.

  • Apocalypse when? What the world can do to mitigate the peak oil scare

    16 June 2006| The Economic Times

    The transport sector accounts for almost 90% of the oil consumption in the world. Oil guzzlers like US, China and India, which are witnessing an exponential growth in the auto sector, need to bring in efficiency and better fuel management in transport systems. Says Dr R K Pachauri, Director General of TERI: "We need to strengthen our railway system, expand intra-city public transport infrastructure and introduce energy efficient vehicles through fiscal and differential taxation measures."

  • Kalam to present TERI Awards for 2004-05

    15 June 2006| Hindustan Times

    President Dr A P J Abdul Kalam will present the TERI Corporate Awards for the year 2004-05 on June 26. Delhi Chief Minister, Ms Sheila Dikshit, will address the function. This year, 152 corporates applied for the awards. TERI instituted its Corporate Awards for Environmental Excellence in 2001 and Corporate Excellence in 2002. A nine-member jury, chaired by former Chief Justice of India, Justice J S Verma, selects the winners after screening process.

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