TERI in the News

7 record(s) found in 'July 2012'

  • TERI working on plan to cut tower companies diesel consumption: TERI to guide telecom sector on going green

    25 July 2012| The Economic Times

    Leading industry bodies representing the GSM, CDMA and tower service providers have engaged TERI to create a blueprint to implement green solutions to reduce their carbon footprint. The country's premier research institute on environment sustainability will bring out a roadmap for tower companies on reducing their diesel consumption, which will receive a final approval by the telecoms department. TERI will create a two-phase proposal with realistic estimates and timelines to implement guidelines laid down by the telecoms department. In the first phase, TERI will comprehensively evaluate these guidelines and chalk out the issues of implementation and any modifications. It will then propose some rules on execution and the technologies to be adopted to do so, in the second phase.

  • DERC to introduce new tariff system

    23 July 2012| The Tribune

    The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has decided to implement its old proposal on "Time of Day" metering system under which tariff will be charged according to electricity consumption in peak and off-peak hours. This proposal was first introduced in 2006-07 and a survey was conducted jointly by Delhi Transco Ltd and TERI to find out the feasibility of introducing the system. But it could not be finalized as the then DERC had to settle a number of issues of the discoms.

  • Cap iron ore mining in Goa at 25 mt a year: Expert panel

    17 July 2012| The Economic Times

    A panel of experts has recommended capping iron ore mining in Goa to between 20 and 25 million tonnes a year for the next five years, nearly half of what the state produces and exports today. But the committee wants another high-powered committee to arrive at a more 'evidence-based' threshold limit for mining in the state. The panel recently submitted its road map up to 2035 for Goa. The mining threshold was recommended by a sub group on environment and sustainable development, led by ecologist, Dr Madhav Gadgil. Given that output by 2011 had crossed 50 mt with no evidence of improved practices, and considerable evidence of stress when we visited the mining regions in 2011, it was possible to conclude that there was need of a cap on fresh mining and another on dump mining as both had different types of impact, said Dr Ligia Noronha, resource economist at TERI and a key member of the panel.

  • Air pollution? Transport sector to blame

    3 July 2012| The Times of India

    A whopping 67% of emission in Bangalore is caused by the transport sector. Over the past decade, dozens of global studies have shown that spending time in close proximity to heavy traffic, especially diesel truck traffic, is associated with a wide range of morbidity effects, as well as increased mortality. TERI, International Council on Clean Transportation and Karnataka State Pollution Control Board had recently organized a civic forum that saw the presence of several experts. The workshop discussed the need to shift to cleaner and more efficient fuel sources.

  • Pachauri panel 'no' to SC-suggested option

    3 July 2012| The Pioneer

    An expert committee of the Centre, headed by noted environmentalist Dr R K Pachauri, has held the proposed route to be both "economically" and "ecologically" unviable. At present, there is a stay imposed by Court on any dredging activity around the Rama Sethu or Adam's Bridge. The Court had asked the Centre to consider the feasibility of an alternate route for the project, without disturbing the Rama Sethu, owing to its religious significance.

  • India needs to take leadership on sustainable development: Experts

    2 July 2012| Business Standard

    As the Rio Summit did not come up with any specific targets regarding sustainable development, experts said that India should take the leadership initiative in laying down its own concepts for the world to follow. Dr R K Pachauri, Director General of TERI, said India as a developing country needs to come up with its own concepts on sustainable development to motivate United Nations to keep such issues on the radar of the global community which involves both developing as well as developed countries.

  • Urgent action needed to protect India's shrinking wildlife

    2 July 2012| One World South Asia

    Despite India's Wildlife Protection Act now entering its 40th year, wildlife in the country continues to decline due to poaching and trading. This was the unanimous voice of delegates at a book launch organized by TERI. Member of Parliament Ms Maneka Gandhi wants the Wildlife Protection Act to be changed and better protection for the nation's wildlife. Ms Gandhi was speaking at the release of a book, Protected Animals of India, by Sanjay Sondhi, Founder Trustee, TITLI TRUST, Dehradun and published by TERI.