TERI in the News
TERI to hold partners' meet of TBT project26 September 2005| The Navhind Times
The Energy and Resources Institute, Dona Paula, will host the First Partners' Meet of the project entitled "Assessing impacts of TBT on multiple coastal uses (TBT-IMPACTS)" at the International Centre between 27 and 29 September 2005.
Build Green24 September 2005| The Pioneer
The concept of green building stems from effective utilization of energy resources including sunlight, electricity and water. It is more about sustainability, aimed at creating healthier and more resource efficient models of construction, renovation, operation, maintenance, and demolition. The benefit, however, is the savings involved. "Initially, this might look like a whooping amount but the long term savings make the project ideal," says Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General, TERI. "The return on investment cost during the entire life cycle starts showing in electricity bills."
The race against AIDS24 September 2005| Business Standard
"The corporate sector, which has the necessary supply chain, starting in the metros and ending in the smallest villages, can act as a major vehicle for spreading awareness," says Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General, TERI, which recently organized a seminar in Delhi to address these issues.
Disposal a cause for concern23 September 2005| The Economic Times
According to a TERI study, has found that the share of plastics in waste grew five times in the two decades ended 1995, accounting for close to 4% of the municipal waste.
Shed glass for cooler buildings, say TERI, UGC experts22 September 2005| The Indian Express
A joint initiative of TERI and the University Grants Commission (UGC) might just help avert a power crisis in the near future. As part of a research programme, TERI has come up with concepts to make commercial buildings energy-friendly.
Govt plans three new waste dumps21 September 2005| The Indian Express
Waking up to the environmental threat posed by dumping of hazardous waste in municipal landfill sites, the Delhi Government has now zeroed in on three potential sites - Bawana, Gumenhera and Wazirpur - for developing a waste disposal area. Dr Suneel Pandey of TERI said: "We had carried out a techno-feasibility study for common treatment and disposal of hazardous waste for Delhi and adjoining districts of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana for the environment department and submitted the report in August 2003. We are now updating the status of industrial waste disposal on a national level. Delhi Government has informed us that one of the three sites will be finalised shortly".
TERI regional office being set up in city21 September 2005| The Assam Tribune
The North Eastern Regional Centre of the TERI, TERI-NE, is now all set to have its own office building at Hengerabari.
The pricing story21 September 2005| The Hindu Business Line
To launch the National Mission on Bio-Diesel, the Rural Development Ministry had engaged TERI to prepare a detailed project report for obtaining an in-principle approval from the Planning Commission. The report was submitted in February and the Rural Development Ministry will now formally approach the Planning Commission.
Special cell to promote bio-diesel18 September 2005| The Hindu
The Planning Commission had initially set up a sub-committee on Development of Biodiesel which submitted its report based on which a detailed project report was prepared by TERI. The tentative project cost was Rs 2000 crores for coverage of 2 lakh hectares of forestland and 2 lakh hectares of non-forest wasteland. This project is under consideration by the Commission.
Green building technology should reach all: Kalam16 September 2005| The Hindu
Suggesting that a nationwide certification programme for builders and architects for their green and safety awareness be launched, the President said: "The congress should document the experiences, both successes and problems, from Hyderabad and Gurgaon green buildings. This may lead to green building code evolution and a process for the best practices. While doing so, the rating systems for green buildings developed by TERI, including the Indian codes, standards and best practices, may also be taken into account".