TERI in the News
TERI achieves ISO 9001:2000 Certification30 June 2007| PR.com Press Release
TERI) has developed its quality management system which now conforms to the international standards, ISO 9001:2000. The accreditation was given to TERI by the British Standards Institution (BSI) after assessing and rating extempore its management system. TERI is one of the first few research institutes of its kind in the world to achieve this distinction.
India, Pak agree on pipeline fee29 June 2007| The Asian Age
In a major development India and Pakistan have reached an understanding on the transportation fee for the Iran-Pakistan-India gas pipeline. However the two neighbours are yet to reach an agreement on the transit fee. India and Pakistan had agreed on the price formula proposed by Iran, according to which gas would be priced at $4.93 per million British thermal unit, and wanted it to remain the basis of pricing of natural gas for the entire 25-year duration of the supply contract. The project was conceptualised in 1989 by Dr R K Pachauri, Director General, TERI in partnership with Mr Ali Shams Ardekani, former deputy foreign minister of Iran.
TERI achieves ISO 9001:2000 certification28 June 2007| PRLog
TERI has developed its quality management system which now conforms to the international standards, ISO 9001:2000. The accreditation was given to TERI by the British Standards Institution (BSI) after assessing and rating extempore its management system. TERI is one of the first few research institutes of its kind in the world to achieve this distinction.
Indian malls are most environment unfriendly28 June 2007| The Economic Times
Gigantic shopping malls that are mushrooming across India's big and small cities are 'environmentally disastrous', said UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) chief Dr Rajendra K Pachauri. "The shopping malls in India are environmentally disastrous and their designs are not suitable for India's climatic conditions," said Dr Pachauri, who is also Director-General of TERI. According to Dr Pachauri, India is not taking the consequences of climate change seriously even though there is a growing trend of awareness among the people.
Clean up coal26 June 2007| Business Standard
Coal accounts for 50 per cent of the country's energy mix and 70 per cent of its coal is used in power generation. The dependence on coal will not reduce over time and is likely to increase. The report â€œTechnology Vision 2030â€ prepared by TERI has made specific suggestions like the need to go in for super-critical and ultra super-critical boilers for a unit of 1000 MW to be able to economically use the Benson boiler technology. But the situation on the ground is that such technology is slated to be used, and that too in units of only 800 MW capacity, in the ultra mega power stations. The TERI report also calls for the need to acquire the integrated gassification and combined cycle technology, if necessary by outright purchase. Through this process, coal is turned into gas, the impurities removed and then combustion undertaken in order to both improve combustion efficiency and lower harmful emissions. It has been estimated that for every 1 per cent gain in combustion efficiency, carbon dioxide output is lowered by a little over 2 per cent.
Green brigade25 June 2007| The Times of India
A record number of over 80,000 students from across the SAARC nations are expected to participate in the forthcoming Green Olympiad 2007. The examination was launched by TERI in 1999 on Earth Day with an aim to increase awareness about Environment across 10 cities in India.
Can India check emission & grow?25 June 2007| The Times of India
If measures for increasing efficiency and introducing new technologies are adopted, India, for instance, could keep emission levels about 30% lower in 2036 than they would otherwise have been. This emerges from an exhaustive study commissioned by the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Central government. The findings are reported in the National Energy Map of India - Technology Vision 2036. The study was carried out by TERI, in consultation with all major scientific bodies of the country and government ministries. While the main purpose of the study is to focus on ways on ensuring India's energy security, the findings on emissions emerge as a by-product, since energy production and consumption is inextricably linked with emission levels.
TERI and ITC Food's Sunfeast launch a major school campaign in 10 cities25 June 2007| India PRwire
ITC Foods' Sunfeast in consonance with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) has launched their Sunfeast Hara Banao Campaign and are planning to reach out to 550 schools across the country on the hot topic of the day â€“ 'Climate Change'. The programme will be implemented in ten cities, namely Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Mumbai, Delhi and NCR, and Pune. Sunfeast Hara Banao will be using the expertise of TERI for educating children and teachers on this subject. TERI, as a part of its programme activities will be conducting a teacher training workshop for two teachers from each school, so that teachers are equipped with the most current and updated knowledge regarding Climate Change. They will be given teachers fact sheets that give them more info on each of the posters; project ideas and practical exercises that they can conduct in schools; games that they can play with the kids; stories, songs, one-act plays etc.
Green Olympiad opens registration21 June 2007| The Hindu
Registration to the country's only environmental examination, the 'Green Olympiad' has been started by TERI. The last date for registration for the examination is August 15, 2007. The examination will be conducted on September 29, 2007. Green Olympiad is a national level annual environment examination held for school children in India and abroad. The examination was launched by TERI in 1999 on Earth Day (April 22) with an aim to increase awareness about Environment.
Government tells TERI to study carbon tax20 June 2007| Hindustan Times
The government is in the process of commissioning a study by energy research institute TERI on the possibility of levying a carbon tax or a pollution tax. The issue was discussed during the meeting of the Investment Commission headed by Tata group Chairman Mr Ratan Tata with Finance Minister Mr P Chidambaram. A committee headed by the government's Principal Scientific Adviser Prof. R Chidambaram is also undertaking a study on the impact of climate change. This committee will also identify measures that India may have to take in future on emissions.