TERI in the News

6 record(s) found in 'August 2011'

  • Dr Farooq Abdullah urges the nation to transform the promise of boundless and clean energy into reality on TERI's Foundation Day

    18 August 2011| Business Wire India

    Outlining India's achievements in the field of renewable energy, Dr Farooq Abdullah, Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy, Government of India, assured that the government and his ministry, along with the support of think-tanks like TERI and leading corporates in the nation have launched major efforts to ambitiously move the country towards greater use of renewable energy resources, while ensuring the well-being of generations yet to come. This message came out strong at 10th Darbari Seth Memorial Lecture that marked the Foundation Day of TERI.

  • Solar parks to get high priority, says Abdullah

    18 August 2011| The Economic Times

    The government plans to accord high priority to developing large "solar parks", or clusters of units that can generate a total of up to 5,000 megawatts, to help cut costs, Renewable Energy Minister Dr Farooq Abdullah said. Solar parks would be built in the second phase of the National Solar Mission. The mission aims to generate 20,000 mw of power from sunlight in the next decade. Speaking at TERI, Dr Abdullah said that solar parks would comprise 25% of the total target capacity under the second phase of the mission. India plans to add 4000 mw of grid connected solar power in the second phase between 2013 and 2017.

  • TERI-BCSD organizes the eleventh "Talking Tomorrow" Industry Series on Sustainability with Ingersoll Rand

    11 August 2011| Business Wire India

    Ingersoll Rand, a world leader in creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments and the TERI Business Council for Sustainable Development (BCSD) India organized the eleventh edition of the "Talking Tomorrow" series of industry lectures. Mr Scott Tew, Executive Director, Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability at Ingersoll Rand was invited to speak on "Advancing Sustainability - Trends and Economic Implications".

  • Australia keen on upgrading education ties with India

    6 August 2011| The Hindu

    Australia and India are moving towards a collaborative framework in education, under which universities from both countries will award joint degrees, recognize each other's qualifications and have mutual transfer of academic credits. Citing the example of TERI, New Delhi, and Deakin University, Australia, establishing a BioNanotechnology Research Centre in Delhi, Australia's Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations, Mr Christopher Evans, said the two institutions had a successful joint programme, and more such partnerships were in the offing.

  • Strong case made out for congestion charges in city

    4 August 2011| The Hindu

    Concerned about the high levels of air pollution in the city due to a rapidly growing vehicular population, a study by TERI suggested stringent recommendations like banning commercial vehicles that are more than 10 years old as well as imposing congestion charges and creating no-vehicle zones. Bangalore, the study was conducted by TERI, which set up seven monitoring stations across the city - areas of high traffic density such as Central Silk Board junction and Victoria Road, residential layouts of Domlur and Kammanahalli, Peenya Industrial Estate, Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health, and the village of Kannamangala. The data was collected over three seasons - summer, winter and post-monsoon.

  • Educational campuses rush to qualify as green structures

    2 August 2011| Mint

    In the delta region where the Cauvery flows into the Bay of Bengal in Thiruvarur district of Tamil Nadu, what's billed as India's first completely green university campus is coming up on 517 acres sprawled across two villages. All buildings on the campus of Central University of Tamil Nadu are constructed with materials made of fly ash, an industrial by-product of thermal power plants, approved forest timber and stone sourced locally. The land, less than 4% of which is being built upon, is broken by networks of canals, the roads lined with trees to provide shade for pedestrians. Rain water harvesting and solar energy use have been incorporated into the design of the campus, being developed as per the criteria specified by GRIHA (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment), a green building evaluation system conceived by TERI and developed jointly with the Union ministry of new and renewable energy.