TERI in the News

4 record(s) found in 'October 2015'

  • 16 commercial building spaces can save 8,960 Mwh/year: Study

    9 October 2015| The Economic Times

    Sixteen commercial building spaces, including that of Wipro, Tata Chemicals and Genpact, have the potential to save 8960 megawatt hours a year, which is sufficient to power 2400 rural homes, says a study. Energy saving in 100 such buildings can power more than 12,000 rural homes, stated the energy audit report of 16 commercial buildings across the country by The TERI Centre of Excellence, launched by TERI and United Technologies Corp in 2014.

  • India's INDC, an 'unprecedented' challenge: TERI

    9 October 2015| Business Standard

    TERI has termed India's INDC pledge of reducing emissions by up to 35 per cent by 2030, as an "unprecedented" challenge, stating that such a move requires technological transformation that can overcome the trade-off between environmental integrity and rapid inclusive growth. Reacting to India's recent submission of its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC), TERI said India's climate action plan is a "vision for transformation" and reaffirms the need to focus on financial mobilization, technological collaboration and policy push to achieve the goals. It said that the pledge to reduce emission intensity of GDP by 33-35 per cent below 2005 level by emphasizing on increasing share of non-fossil energy to 40 per cent by 2030 and improving sectoral efficiencies is "above expectations".

  • TERI study predicts steep rise in garbage

    6 October 2015| Deccan Herald

    A projected waste generation growth rate of six per cent would result in the generation of 14,000 plus tonnes of waste per day in Karnataka by 2020 and an estimated 5000-6000 plus tonnes per day in Bengaluru. This situation needs to be handled quickly with state-of-the-art technology. It is imperative that in order to make Bengaluru and other urban centres of the State sustainable cities, holistic and scientific solutions to manage waste are immediately needed, says a study by TERI.

  • The government needs to look at Swachh Bharat as a social, cultural movement: Suneel Pandey

    3 October 2015| Business Standard

    On October 2 last year, Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi launched the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan with a vision to make India one of the world's cleanest countries by 2019. A year on, Dr Suneel Pandey, Associate Director, Green Growth and Resource Efficiency Division, TERI, in an interview with the newspaper, speaks about what the programme has achieved so far and how it can have a greater impact in the future. Dr Pandey suggests that to resolve conflict and ensure that projects get the requisite approval on time, a nodal agency should be formed. This agency should be empowered to work across ministries so that projects are not held back because of jurisdiction issues, and rather, utilise the potential and resources of all ministries towards a common goal.