TERI in the News
Development schemes should eliminate poverty26 June 2011| The Times of India (Lucknow edition)
The core objective of the development programmes of Uttar Pradesh should be to root out poverty in the state. At the same time, it should harness the enterprise potential of the people living in small towns and villages, said Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General, TERI. Dr Pachauri, who was in the Lucknow recently, stressed on inclusive growth and development of the state.
Karnataka lags in tapping wind energy: study24 June 2011| The Times of India (Bangalore edition)
Energy-starved Karnataka has the potential to produce 50,000mw of wind energy. Unfortunately, the state is yet to tap the resource and adds just 200mw of it every year whereas Tamil Nadu does a much better job – it is 1000 mw in that state. A study conducted by Windforce Management Services Pvt Ltd along with TERI said barren land in the state alone has the potential of 50,000 mw of wind.
Delhi has high level of air pollutants: TERI23 June 2011| The Times of India
Delhi has high levels of air pollutants and ozone and the latter has harmful impact on health and agricultural yield. TERI is conducting this study to assess the energy and emissions scenarios for various states of India from the year 2005 to 2030. "Ozone monitoring is presently carried out in few cities only and the results in Delhi show that concentrations have violated the standards. It may cause significant damage to the agricultural yield in addition to its ability to impact human health," a TERI statement said.
Government needs to bolster green buildings movement23 June 2011| Mint
GRIHA (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment) is an evaluation tool to help design, build, operate and maintain a resource-efficient built environment. It emphasizes end-use energy optimization (within specified comfort levels) and integration of renewable energy; thereby providing a framework, which looks at long-term policy options, both on the supply and demand sides, consistent with aspirations of economic growth. The ministry of new and renewable energy has endorsed GRIHA, compliance with which is mandatory for buildings of the Central government and public sector undertakings. The Central public works department has also adopted and integrated GRIHA into their standard operating procedure.
TERI sounds ozone alarm for 2030 Delhi23 June 2011| The Times of India
TERI has rung alarm bells for the rising ozone levels in the country. Delhi has reason to be especially worried as not only does it suffer from extremely high ozone levels but also tops the list of cities with the highest levels of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and particulate matter. TERI studied the air quality data of some major Indian cities during 2010 and used the GAINS Asia model to get a pollutant projection till 2030.
Green is the way to go17 June 2011| The Economic Times
Green buildings have gained a lot of attention, right from leading commercial buildings to upcoming residential complexes. Evaluation is necessary to ascertain how green a building is. GRIHA (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment ) ratings developed by TERI, is promoted by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy as the National rating system in India.
How green is your valley?16 June 2011| The Economic Times
Several certifying bodies in India and internationally have developed tools and measures in this field. India for instance has TERI GRIHA rating system, among others, while the popular US-led LEEDS certification has also found its way to our shores through the Confederation of Indian Industry.
India needs roadmap for cleaner fuels, says TERI chief Pachauri16 June 2011| The Asian Age
India urgently needs a roadmap for introducing cleaner fuels to reduce vehicular emissions, the major source of air pollution, TERI's Director-General Dr R K Pachauri said. TERI concluded a policy which discussed the costs, benefits, issues and concerns related to cleaner liquid fuels in India. The workshop was organized in coordination with the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) and the ministry of petroleum and natural gas.
REC committed Rs 90 lakh for green initiatives10 June 2011| The Hindustan Times
REC has committed amount of Rs 90 lakh under its Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives for the cause of clean and environment friendly lighting solutions for villages. As part of the ongoing project called "Lighting a Billion Lives" being implemented by TERI, 45 'poorly electrified' villages have been identified by REC where a minimum of 50 LED Solar Lanterns will be distributed in each village along with a central facility for charging the lanterns. Thus over 2250 solar lanterns will be distributed which are expected to improve the quality of life of over 11250 persons.
Ecology priority, varsities take green pledge5 June 2011| The Times of India
Harnessing natural resources and safeguarding the ecology seems to have become a priority for most universities in the national capital region. TERI University prides itself to be the first green campus in the city because of its innovation in cooling the classrooms and the hostel naturally. According to Dr Rajiv Seth, registrar of the university, its main features include passive solar design, unique energy efficient cooling system and water and waste management system that would help reduce 40% energy consumption as compared to a similar structure built on the conventional lines.