TERI in the News
CIDCO and TERI to set up first-ever sewerage treatment plant30 September 2008| New Bombay Plus
CIDCO has teamed up with TERI to commission the first ever Sewerage Treatment Plant, for recycling canteen wastes and to produce non-conventional energy at a reasonable cost. Biomethanation seems to be the viable option for the treatment of solid waste, as it can generate biogas and organic manure. About 275 to 300 kg of wastes are being generated in CIDCOâ€™s canteen every day.
Pachauri accepts invite to join Hillary Institute23 September 2008| The Hindu
Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General, TERI, has accepted an invitation to join the international board of Governors of the prestigious Hillary Institute. Dr Pachauri, Chairman of the Nobel award winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, was invited to join the institute by its patron New Zealand Prime Minister Ms Helen Clark. The invitation was extended to him after his recent address during the institute's first annual symposium on "Leadership in climate change solutions".
Gujarat to offer PG Diploma in Climate Change20 September 2008| Carbon Yatra
With environment protection assuming urgency, in a first-of-its-kind initiative by any state in India, the Government of Gujarat, in consonance with TERI would soon be introducing Post Graduate Diploma and Certificate Courses in Climate Change. A MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) between the Government of Gujarat and TERI was signed recently wherein it was decided to work jointly on missions specific to Gujarat identified in National Action Plan on Climate Change in various fields.
Mumbai to host Live Earth 200820 September 2008| Hindustan Times
Aimed at raising awareness on the issue of climate change, India will host the next edition of the Live Earth 2008 series of music concerts. The beneficiaries of the concert will be TERI and the Climate Project India.
Gandhi had water-harvesting facility at home19 September 2008| DNA
Long before the environmentalists and the government advocated water harvesting to fight water scarcity, Mahatama Gandhi had installed a facility to harvest water at his ancestral house in Porbandar in Gujarat. "Gandhiji was a visionary. Long before any one thought of it, Gandhiji had installed water-harvesting facility at his Porbandar house," Gujarat Chief Minister Mr Narendra Modi said. The chief minister was in New Delhi to inaugurate a climate change workshop for Gujarat bureaucrats organized by TERI.
Government of Gujarat pacts with TERI to tackle climate change19 September 2008| India Infoline
With environment protection assuming urgency, in first-of-its-kind initiative by any state in India, the Government of Gujarat, in consonance with TERI is holding two-day orientation programme on Climate Change for Ministers, senior government officials and policy planners of the state of Gujarat. It was inaugurated by Chief Minister of Gujarat Mr Narendra Modi on 19 September 2008 and keynote address was delivered by Dr R K Pachauri, Chairman IPCC and DG TERI. It was attended by many ministers and around 40 senior officers from Gujarat.
India may allow private companies in N-power: Pachauri13 September 2008| The Financial Express
India may allow private companies to generate nuclear power as early as a year after the US Congress approves an agreement, said Dr R K Pachauri chairman of a United Nations panel that won the Nobel Peace Prize. The government may unveil a policy after elections due next year, Pachauri, an adviser to the prime minister on climate change, said in an interview.
Adopt energy efficient designs in constructing buildings: Prez11 September 2008| Outlook India
With India on the development path, President Pratibha Patil has favoured adopting energy efficient designs while constructing new buildings and include these methods in academic courses so that pollution levels can be reduced. "All the buildings that are constructed from now onwards should adhere to the criteria of very high energy efficiency. Otherwise, we would get locked into a pattern of energy usage which would not only increase our dependence on energy but also create local pollution and depletion of vital natural resources, which are becoming increasingly scarce," Ms Patil said inaugurating the new TERI University building. Lauding the new eco-friendly techniques incorporated in the building design, she said the TERI University building represents a good example of technological sophistication in the construction of a sustainable habitat.
TERI University campus a model for energy efficiency11 September 2008| The Hindu
Spread over two acres, the 80,000 sq. ft. campus of TERI University at Vasant Kunj in New Delhi, which will be inaugurated by President Pratibha Patil on 11 September, has emerged as a template for energy efficiency and conservation. The University, which is the first of its kind dedicated to the study of environment, energy and natural sciences, will consume only 60 per cent of the energy that a building of its dimensions uses.
Gujarat warming up to concept of alternative power7 September 2008| ExpressIndia
With proposals of a 100 mw solar power plant by Euro Ceramics Ltd. and the worldâ€™s largest 5000 mw solar power project by the Clinton Foundation under consideration, Gujarat is all set to take a major leap in new and renewable sources of energy. TERI is doing a feasibility study of the solar power project and will submit its report in a monthâ€™s time to the Gujarat government. Besides issues related to the project cost, TERI will also suggest the most suitable site for the project.