TERI in the News
PCMC launches green building initiative31 July 2011| Indian Express
The PCMC (Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation) has become the first municipal corporation in the country to introduce energy efficient buildings by giving incentives to builders and property tax sops to residents. Through this initiative, there will be saving in potable water usage, waste water treatment and solid waste management. The developer will get a discount in premium for building permission charges as per GRIHA ratings. Also there will be a discount of 10 per cent in property tax for end users after possession from the developer. If the project is interested in seeking fast-track environmental clearance through GRIHA pre-certification, they can avail of this facility, Municipal Commissioner Mr Asheesh Sharma said. The property owners of green buildings will be benefited by reduction in pollution related to air, noise, soil and water.
NOx, Ozone emerging threats to cities: TERI23 July 2011| Indian Express
Pollutants like NOx and ozone are emerging threats to Indian cities, a study said and pitched for 'proactive policies' for their control as it is likely to impact human health and agriculture yield. Urban centres show very high concentrations of NOx due to rise in vehicular activities. However, lesser ozone was observed within the cities due to titrating reaction of NOx with ozone, the study by TERI said. The ozone monitoring carried out in Delhi shows that 'concentrations have violated the standards specifically in the seasons of higher photo-chemical activity.'
HUDCO organizes two day seminar19 July 2011| Hindustan Times
Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General, TERI delivered the keynote address at the inaugural function of a two-day national seminar on Planning & Design for Sustainable Habitat organized by HUDCO.
Waste no waste: TERI launches third phase of project SEARCH to make students aware about recycling and waste management18 July 2011| Afternoon Despatch & Courier
With an aim to raise awareness among school students about recycling and good waste management practices, TERI and Tetra Pak India Pvt. Ltd. have launched Phase III of Project SEARCH in Mumbai. The project also aims to educate students about the benefits of carton packaging and to inculcate the habit of recycling of waste, indirectly helping mitigate climate change.
Green buildings in NCR16 July 2011| The Times of India
Developers have caught on to the modern concern of global warming and are increasingly laying emphasis on developing eco-friendly green buildings. A green project is usually certified by LEED advocated by Indian Green Building Council and TERI GRIHA (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment).
Council on climate change constituted (Maharashtra)14 July 2011| The Times of India
The Maharashtra state government has constituted a state council on climate change. The committee will work on the lines of the Prime Minister's council on climate change. According to a GR (government resolution), the council, which will have environment and atomic energy experts, including Dr R K Pachauri and Dr Anil Kakodkar, will be headed by the chief minister. The council will evaluate the study done by TERI in the state and work to ensure co-ordinated efforts on all issues relating to climate change.
TERI plans campus in Hunsur5 July 2011| Deccan Herald
TERI has proposed to set up a centre of its New Delhi-based deemed university, at Dharmapur village of Hunsur taluk in Mysore district. The five-year-old university has a strength of nearly 250 students for various courses at present. The proposed Hunsur campus, likely to take shape in the next three years, will initially offer only post-graduate degrees.
TERI proposes to develop Kew-like garden near Bangalore airport5 July 2011| DNA
TERI has come forward with a proposal to develop a 60-acre botanical garden near the Bengaluru International Airport on the lines of UK's famous Kew Botanical Gardens. It has also suggested the setting up of a university with a focus on studies related to the environment and sustainable development at Hunsur in Mysore district.
Renewable energy-based mini-grid lights up in Gurgaon4 July 2011| The Hindu Business Line
The first-of its kind renewable energy-based smart mini grid (SMG) system in India has finally seen the light of the day at TERI Retreat in Gual Pahari, Gurgoan. Developed by TERI with support from the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and local implementation partners, the SMG is an intelligent electricity distribution network operating at or below 11 kV, a TERI release said. With digital and control techniques, electricity is supplied by a range of distributed energy resources such as solar photovoltaic system, wind electric generator, biomass gassifier system, battery storage system and diesel generator (which is given the lowest priority).
Banking on green projects3 July 2011| The Financial Express
ICICI Bank has set up its Technology Finance Group (TFG) for implementing multilateral programmes on behalf of the government of India in the areas of collaborative research and development, energy, environment and healthcare. In fiscal 2011, TFG in collaboration with leading institutes assisted various projects in the areas of solar energy, nuclear energy and drug discovery. This includes assistance to TERI for its project to build select laboratories for promoting sustainable development in energy efficiency.