TERI in the News
Now, solar lamps near tiger reserve23 June 2010| The Times of India
Residents of Khairahni and Majuraha villages located near Harnatar range of Bihar's Valmiki Tiger Reserve are set to enjoy brighter evenings. Courtesy, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), these villagers would soon have access to solar lanterns which they can hire at nominal rates. TERI under its "Lighting a billion lives" has decided to set up solar charging points in the said villages with each point to have 60 solar lanterns which villagers could hire. Read more > >
Gurgaon's green, their envy21 June 2010| The Hindustan Times
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation's terminal Metro station in Gurgaon in Sector 29 will be its first eco-friendly green building with GRIHA (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment) certification. Projected to be ready by October, the six-floor metro station is being constructed in consultation with TERI with clay tiles to keep the building thermal-insulated from weather. The use of water and waste management strategies, optimisation of climatic factors such as wind loads, use of solar energy and air movement patterns, balanced combination of water, material and energy and recycling of waste water and rain water harvesting are the key to making the building green.
Home green home19 June 2010| The Times of India (supplement)
As effects of climate change are felt across the world, both governments and individuals are beginning to take the task of building eco-friendly houses much more seriously. According to TERI, which has been working for 30 years in the field of sustainable building technologies, using energy efficient measures can reduce emissions by 40%.
India's mission to 'switch on the sun'17 June 2010| The Pioneer
Dr Farooq Abdullah, Union Minister for New & Renewable Energy unveiled the guidelines of two schemes under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission at a function in New Delhi. These are guidelines for off-grid (photovoltaic & thermal) and decentralized solar applications and rooftop & other small solar power plants. Dr Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission; Mr Bharatsinh Solanki, Minister of State for Power; Mr Sachin Pilot, Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology; Mr Deepak Gupta, Secretary, MNRE; Dr R K Pachauri, Director General, TERI; Mr Shyam Saran, former Special Envoy to the Prime Minister on Climate Change; as well as Mr R S Sharma, CMD NTPC were also present on the occasion.
Conservation initiatives earn green award for TNPL9 June 2010| The Hindu
In recognition of its environmental conservation initiatives, the TNPL (Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Ltd) has been awarded the Green Business Leadership Award in the Pulp and Paper Sector for the year 2009-2010. The TNPL Managing Director, Mr T.K. Ramachandran, received the award from the Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy, Dr Farooq Abdullah, in the presence of TERI’s Director-General Dr R.K. Pachauri.
PM impressed with Omar9 June 2010| The Hindu Business Line
A presentation on development needs of Jammu and Kashmir by the state’s Chief Minister Mr Omar Abdullah prompted Prime Minister Dr Manmohan to compliment him for not being only the "youngest but also the most impressive" chief minister. During the power-point presentation on the development needs and the challenges before the state, the Chief Minister apprised the Prime Minister of the reforms being undertaken by the state government in the power sector in consultation with TERI.
TERI programme on pest management9 June 2010| The Pioneer
TERI has begun the second phase (October 2009 to September 2010) of a venture, partnering with Integrated Pest Management and Collaborative Research Support. The programme, IPM CRSP, is a USAID-funded initiative managed by Virginia Tech to promote integrated pest management technologies in tomato, eggplant, okra, cucurbit and crucifer crops. Integrated pest management is needed in all areas of the developing world. Pests respect no borders and spread through plant and animal migration, wind and water. By developing appropriate strategies to combat pests, scientists have found they can increase crop yield while using less pesticide, resulting in better health for the farmer, as well as greater income. Researchers have found that they touch a whole spectrum of development issues by addressing IPM.
Green evolution8 June 2010| The Indian Express
To map the best practices in climate change mitigation and the response of Indian companies to this challenge, The Financial Express and Emergent Ventures India with knowledge partner, the Indian School of Business, issued the second annual report at the FE-EVI Green Business Awards function on 5 June 2010. Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General of TERI, was the guest of honour at the event which also brought together the chiefs of leading public and private sector companies who have become the thought leaders for the cause of environment.
Tread cautiously on fossil fuel use: experts to government: FE-EVI Green Business Leadership Awards7 June 2010| The Financial Express
India Inc should end its dependence on fossil fuel and consumers should be more disciplined in their use of subsidized fuel, but the government has to be cautious while considering harsh disincentives to the use of fossil fuel such as a carbon tax , according to policymakers and representatives of corporate India. They were deliberating on corporate India’s green initiatives towards climate change at the Green Business Leadership Awards 2009-10, organized jointly by The Financial Express, Emergent Ventures India and the Indian School of Business, to honour companies that made a conscious decision to cut down on carbon emission and have adopted energy-efficient business models. Awareness and responsible use of fossil fuel, too, are vital for energy conservation. ONGC’s CMD Mr R S Sharma said that the company is taking the help of children and institutes like TERI in creating awareness.
Delhi faces challenge of development: Sheila releases State of the Environment Report on World Environment Day6 June 2010| The Hindu
With a fast growing population, Delhi which is home to about 18 million people already is now facing the big challenge of achieving sustainable development and that too within its carrying capacity, Delhi Chief Minister Ms Sheila Dikshit said while releasing the State of the Environment Report for Delhi, 2010 on World Environment Day. Ms Dikshit said the Department of Environment has come out with the State of the Environment Report for Delhi to highlight not only its achievements but also the challenges the city faces and actions it desires to take to make it more habitable. Earlier Ms Dikshit also flagged off a battery operated car and scooter rally from her residence along with Director-General of TERI Dr R K Pachauri, who drove the car to the final destination -- Commonwealth Park at Africa Avenue.