TERI in the News
Don't blame us, say the global gas guzzlers31 October 2006| Telegraph
A report by TERI declared that while developing countries are more vulnerable to climate change, their contribution to the greenhouse problem was "much smaller" than that of developed states. Historically, the study declared, developed countries were responsible for more than 60 per cent of greenhouse gases responsible for polluting the atmosphere over the past century. Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General, TERI and Chairman of the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change said India remained "highly vulnerable" to the impact of human-induced climate change.
N-deal with US a plan to meet energy needs: Scientific Adviser31 October 2006| The Tribune
India's engagement with the US on the civilian nuclear cooperation was New Delhi's short-term strategy with the long-term goal of thorium-based fast breeder reactors to meet the energy needs of the country. "What the country needs in the short term is light water reactor. We have the expertise in heavy water reactor and fast breeder reactor. The research is on the use of thorium to maximize the energy," the government's top scientific adviser, Dr R Chidambaram, said. India's total commercial energy consumption is expected by 2030 to increase by 7.5 times 2001 levels, according to TERI.
Global warming may heat up India31 October 2006| IBN Live
A new report on the economics of climate change has set off warning signals yet again - and this time its developing nations like India that have been asked to move to low carbon economies. IPCC Chairman, Dr R K Pachauri says, "The stress is on India because we are a developing nation so we need energy more. But developed countries shouldn't be pointing fingers at us because they have done their bit to pollute the environment. So they should set their own house in order first."
Energy map reveals rising dependency on coking coal30 October 2006| DNA India
A new National Energy Map for India, prepared by TERI, along with the office of the principal scientific advisor, has predicted that in a high growth scenario, import dependency for coking coal will increase to 85% in 2031. The figure amounts to 2,475 million tonnes of coal imports, creating the need for securing supplies. Import dependency, in fact, will be across all the energy sectors, be it crude oil, coal or even nuclear, but as Dr R Chidambaram, Principal Scientific Advisor to the Union government, puts it, "In the short term, we need the world, but in the long term, the world will need us (for nuclear technology)."
Nuke programme not dependent on outside help: Chidambaram30 October 2006| The Hindu
Indias ongoing three-stage nuclear power programme remains independent of the efforts to enter into collaboration with foreign countries. This three-stage programme remains independent of any collaboration that we are trying and any agreement(with another country) will only be an additionality," Dr R Chidambaram, Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government, said after releasing a TERI report on the energy sector.
India should go for renewable energy: Report30 October 2006| Hindustan Times
In wide-ranging recommendations for the industry as well as the consumers, the National Energy Map for India has recommended more use of renewable energy including CNG and providing energy efficient technology at an affordable price for consumers. Releasing the report, the Principal Scientific Advisor to the government, Dr R Chidambaran, said that India could grow only if it is driven by energy production. "We have to look at all sectors and meet the anticipated demand by 2030," he said. The report projects that by 2030 the commercial energy requirement will increase to 2123 million tonne of oil equivalent from the present 391. "It is a huge challenge," said Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General of TERI, which has conducted the study.
Nuclear energy must for India to meet energy requirements, says government adviser30 October 2006| International Herald Tribune
Nuclear energy is the best option to meet India's growing energy needs, a top official said, noting that the country is dependent on oil and gas imports and its coal supplies are limited. The government's top scientific adviser, Dr R Chidambaram, acknowledged that hydroelectric dams provide cleaner and safer energy than any other options - including nuclear - but building new ones means displacing hundreds of thousands of people and potentially destroying habitats. India's total commercial energy consumption is expected by 2030 to increase by 7.5 times 2001 levels, according to TERI.
Experts urge corporates to take business beyond profits28 October 2006| Zee News
Eco friendly business processes pave way for sustainable growth of the corporate world but experts feel there is room for improvement in their contribution to environment protection plans. "Corporates have to take the initiative of working toward a better environment and must reach out to various segments of the society to take forward green business," Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General, TERI said at the inaugural session of International Conference on Green Competitiveness for Sustainable Development (ICGC).
Dengue: Fallout of climate change28 October 2006| Central chronicle
Studies carried out at the Pune-based Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology has led the researchers to the conclusion that the temperature could increase by about five degree Celsius in many parts of India by the end of this century. According to Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General, TERI and Chairman of the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change, there is now newer and stronger evidence to suggest that gases released while burning fossil fuels in power plants, cars and factories are warming the planet
India's growth must be widespread17 October 2006| The Hindu Business Line
India's growth has to be widespread and also sustainable, according to Mr Nandan Nilekani, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Infosys Technologies. While delivering the inaugural address at the first convocation ceremony of the TERI University, he said that India is using its capital better to grow - with a saving rate of 27 per cent and investment rate of 30 per cent. In the Chancellor's Address, Dr R K Pachauri, talked about sustainable development and reiterated that all teaching at the TERI University would support the objectives of sustainable development comprehensively in every respect.