TERI in the News

17 record(s) found in 'August 2008'

  • Study: Organic food not more nutritional

    19 August 2008| CNN

    With a mandate of sustainability, TERI has developed an organic farm in the small village of Supi in Uttarakhand in 2002. Local farmers are given the know-how and technical skills to develop their own organic enterprises. They are involved in cultivating oregano, parsley, thyme, peppermint, rosemary, rose geranium, artimisia, stevia, lemon grass, and several other herbal and medicinal plants. The herbs are commercially available to hotels and restaurants in the area and Hilton Hotel executive chef Mr Kuntal Kumar was so impressed with the quality, he has authored an organic cookbook which makes use of the herbs.

  • TERI and PetroFed announce the ‘India Energy Conference 2008’

    19 August 2008| Business Wire India

    TERI in association with Petroleum Federation of India (PetroFed) is organizing India Energy Conference 2008 during 3-4 October 2008 at Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi. Hon’ble Vice President of India, Shri Hamid Ansari has consented to inaugurate the Conference. Hon’ble Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Mr Murli Deora, Hon’ble Minister for New and Renewable Energy Mr Vilas Muttemwar, HE Mr Abbas A Naqi, Secretary General, OAPEC, Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General TERI and Chairman IPCC, and Mr Sarthak Behuria, Chairman, Petroleum Federation of India & Indian Oil Corporation Ltd will address the conference.

  • TERI sees ‘biotechnology’ as the prime mover for creating eco-friendly and sustainable technologies

    19 August 2008| Business Wire India

    Dr Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairman & Managing Director, Biocon Limited, delivered the 7th Darbari Seth Lecture. Dr Mazumdar-Shaw in her address focused on the importance of biotechnology for the conservation of environment and energy for a clean and green living. She emphasized that innovative use of biotechnology hold the key to solving the nation’s problems in dealing with carbon emissions and spiralling energy costs. In particular, she added, algae held great promise. “Algae can be the cheapest source of biofuel that is easily produced, which can help in reducing pollution in various industries like chemical, textile, detergents etc.”

  • Want to stay healthy” Adopt an organic lifestyle

    11 August 2008| The Pioneer

    TERI Press, the publishing wing of TERI, in collaboration with the Park Hotel, released the first-ever cookbook, The Original Organic Cookbook: Recipes for Healthy Living, comprising environment-friendly international vegetarian and non-vegetarian recipes.

  • IITs must research on climate change

    10 August 2008| The Asian Age

    Cautioning that the problem of climate change will be acute in the 21st century, Dr R K Pachauri, chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which won the Nobel Peace prize 2008, asked all the IITs in the country to undertake research-based programmes to overcome the dangers. Dr Pachauri was speaking on the 39th convocation of IIT Delhi.

  • TERI working on Sunderbans project

    8 August 2008| The Hindu

    TERI is working on a project on the Sunderbans delta, a fragile ecosystem now threatened by rising sea-levels, TERI director-general Dr R K Pachauri said. TERI also submitted a proposal to the Chief Minister to set up a climate-related research centre. Dr Pachauri launched a scheme for green-rating of environment-friendly buildings. This rating, being introduced for residential as well as corporate buildings, would be given by the TERI in partnership with the Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and Green Power Corporation, the corporate entity of the West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Agency.

  • Green rating must for new buildings

    6 August 2008| The Statesman

    The West Bengal government will soon make green rating mandatory for new commercial buildings. The state urban development minister said this while launching green rating for integrated habitat assessment (GRIHA) for the first time in Kolkata. The West Bengal Green Energy Development Corporation and TERI would send experts for green rating and finally send the report to the MNRE for their active consideration.