TERI in the News
9 record(s) found in 'August 2010'
Delhi to set up plants to generate energy from garbage25 August 2010| MSN
Delhi will set up two plants to generate energy from solid waste, Chief Minister Ms Sheila Dikshit said. Ms Dikshit said a plant will be set up in Okhla and another at Ghazipur. The plants would 'help in proper disposal of most of the solid waste', Ms Dikshit said at a function organized by TERI and the ministry of new and renewable energy. She said the government has made it mandatory to install solar water heaters in big establishments, hotels, restaurants, office buildings and hospitals and on all buildings coming up in an area over 500 square metres.
TERI in consonance with Ministry of New & Renewable Energy and Govt. of NCT, Delhi celebrates Rajiv Gandhi Akshay Urja Diwas25 August 2010| Business Wire India
Reiterating their commitment towards creating awareness about the development of renewable energy in our country and addressing the physical, economic and policy aspects of energy and environment, TERI along with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and the Government of NCT, Delhi , celebrated Rajiv Gandhi Akshay Urja Divas 2010 based on the common theme, "Akshay Urja Se Desh Vikas, Gaon Gaon Bijli, Ghar Ghar Prakash". Addressing the students Ms Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister of Delhi in her special address said, “India is blessed with abundant solar energy and other renewable sources and if harnessed efficiently, we will be capable of producing electricity which would rid the current energy crisis to a large extent, hence it is the aim of my government to achieve environmental excellence and I am happy to see that Delhi Govt, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy sources, TERI, colleges and schools are working towards addressing the national problem of energy crisis. Ms Dikshit further said, “Akshya Urja will help in the development of the nation and I believe that children today are going to play a key role to propagate this agenda nationally. I thank all the children across India who have participated in various competitions and have supported this joint campaign."
TERI offers microbe to lick spill of Mumbai16 August 2010| The Pioneer
At a time when experts are battling the hazard posed by the massive oil spill off the Mumbai coast, TERI has offered to clean up the mess with its indigenously-developed cocktail of oil-eating microbes. A similar mechanism was used in BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico recently. Nearly 20 km of the coastline with rich vegetation of mangrove is affected by the oil spill off the Mumbai coast. Claming that its marine oil zappers, comprising oil-sucking microbes, could be a solution to clean the sea and beaches, TERI’s Director (Environmental and Industrial Biotechnology) Dr Banwari Lal, who recently reviewed the oil spill site, said the scientific name for the process is bioremediation.
Work begins on making Capital's building green12 August 2010| The Hindu
The Delhi Environment Department has started short-listing consultants for its ambitious plan to make 100 government buildings in the Capital energy-efficient without making major changes to the primary structure. The State Environment Department had earlier signed a memorandum of understanding with TERI to initiate retrofitting of 100 government buildings. Delhi Secretariat, Vikas Minar and Soochna Bhavan will be part of the first lot that will be converted and made energy-efficient.
India needs stringent regulations to check disasters: Pachauri10 August 2010| Sify
India should have 'strong and effective' regulations to prevent disasters like the oil spill off Mumbai, chairman of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and Director-General of TERI, Dr R K Pachauri said. Dr Pachauri was at the India Habitat Centre to launch documentary series 'Colours of India'. Co-produced by TERI and the Surabhi Foundation, the series will be aired on National Geographic Channel Network and has been made possible with the corporate social responsibility efforts of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation.
Solution to check oil spill10 August 2010| Deccan Herald
An indigenous microbial concoction may be used to clean up the picturesque Alibaug coast, near Mumbai, where the oil spilled from half-sunk MSC Chitra is being accumulated slowly. The Coast Guard has requested Maharashtra Pollution Control Board to use oil zappers, Dr Banwari Lal at TERI, who developed the technology, said. Last year, the same technology was used by TERI and the Indian Oil Corporation to clean up an oil patch near Paradip following a similar accident.
TERI in Consonance with Surabhi Foundation Launches ‘Colours of India’ - Documentary Series10 August 2010| Business Wire India
India’s cultural heritage has lived through the passage of time. But there is little doubt that it faces a tough challenge to survive in the wake of modernization. On Tuesday evening, the cause of preserving India’s rich heritage got a fresh impetus in the national capital, with the launch of an exciting television series called ‘Colours of India’. Co-produced by TERI and the Surabhi Foundation, the series will be aired on National Geographic Channel Network, and has been made possible with the ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ efforts of ONGC.
Sujana Energy, TERI tie up4 August 2010| The Hindu Business Line
Sujana Energy Ltd has announced it has entered into a product and technology partnership agreement with TERI under the latter's ‘Lighting a billion lives' (LaBL) initiative to provide safe lighting to the masses. The LaBL initiative of TERI aims to bring light into the lives of one billion rural people by providing solar lanterns and other solar devices and replacing the kerosene and paraffin lanterns in their daily life.
TERI organises waste management campaign in Chandigarh2 August 2010| Globalpile
TERI launched a waste management campaign in collaboration with a private company in Chandigarh to make students aware about recycling waste, and the benefits of carton packaging for food products. The students as well as the teachers were made aware about the need to recycle goods and inculcating the habit of reusing. The campaign aims to help popularize the concept of recycling and make schools a ”garbage-free zone” and involving students as ambassadors for the programme.