TERI in the News
Governments need to push green fuels to match demand27 November 2006| The Financial Express
Biofuel production needs more investments and policy support from governments to help meet the growing demand for energy, a study done by IFPRI (International Food Policy Research Institute) has recommended. It said that bio-fuel production would make "a difference in the lives of the poor as both energy producers and consumers." The study jointly authored by IFPRI director-general, Dr Joachim von Braun and noted global environmentalist and director-general, TERI, Dr R K Pachauri, brushed aside what they called skeptics' argument that bio-fuel production would threaten food supplies for the poor and fail to achieve the claimed environmental benefits.
Students of Mother's International School are green ambassadors25 November 2006| Hindustan Times
The team from Mother's International School, New Delhi, won the eighth TerraQuiz organized by TERI. Prashant Upadhyay and Piyush Patnaik were crowned the "Hero Honda Green Ambassadors" of TerraQuiz 2006.
Mother's International team win TerraQuiz25 November 2006| The Indian Express
The team from Mother's International School, New Delhi, won the eighth TerraQuiz organized by TERI. In a closely contested quiz, the first, second, and third runners were Brightlands School, Dehradun; Delhi Public School, Duliajan, Assam; and Anandalaya, Anand, Gujarat, respectively.
Concrete no to glass houses21 November 2006| The Times of India
New buildings coming up in Gurgaon may have to use less of glass on the exterior - once Haryana amends its building bylaws. To prepare a roadmap for "Sustainable Gurgaon", a study was carried out by TERI and Haryana State Renewable Energy Development Agency which found that electricity consumption in the city was increasing at an average rate of 17% when the supply was increasing by 5-7% only. It was also suggested that only high quality glass be used to prevent heating of buildings.
Nuke to power 6-10% of Indian energy by 203017 November 2006| Business Standard
The share of nuclear power in India's energy basket could go up from 3 per cent to 6-10 per cent over the next 25 years, according to industry experts. In the interest of energy security, however, India should continue its work on thorium-based plants based on indigenous technology. "It is not a question of either-or. Work on thorium (a resource in which India is rich) should continue," Dr Leena Srivastava, executive director of TERI, said.
Air pollution a concern as diesel cars increase in India: Environmental group15 November 2006| Planetsave
More diesel-run cars on the roads have increased air pollution in India's capital, an environmental group warned Wednesday, urging the government to take immediate action to halt harmful emissions. "As the cold sets in, wind speeds are low and the air, which is heavy with particulate matter, loses its natural ability to circulate," says Mr Sumit Sharma of TERI. "This polluted air hangs over the city resulting in an increase in respiratory and cardiac emergency cases."
'Much stronger' signs of human role in global warming14 November 2006| WKYC
An authoritative new U.N. assessment of how Earth's climate is changing --its temperatures rising, polar ice melting, oceans expanding --should have "a major impact" on the political debate over dealing with global warming, the world's chief climate scientist says. The upcoming report by an international scientific network "might provide just the right impetus to get the negotiations going in a more purposeful way," said Dr R K. Pachauri, Chairman of the group, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and Director-General of TERI.
Young minds at work14 November 2006| Deccan Herald
Many innovative projects are in the line up including a solar power lift, a self-illuminating expressway and wind powered air-cooling cabin. These brilliant ideas have stemmed from a motley group of students from various schools in Bangalore. Their innovations were showcased at TERI to mark the finale of the three-month 'Arunodaya' programme to empower students in Bangalore
Africa: Adapt or face crisis, warn climate analysts8 November 2006| IRIN News
Africa must learn to adapt to the world's changing climate if lives and livelihoods are to be saved, according to a report on the effects of global warming on the African continent. A report published by the Nairobi-based International Livestock Research Institute, TERI, New Delhi, and the African Centre for Technology Studies, climate change could make it difficult for some developing countries to achieve the millennium development goals.
NDWC to adopt new strategy to improve water supply mgmt6 November 2006| Gorkhapatra
Nepal Drinking Water Corporation (NDWC) is going to form a task force to bring about improvements in the supply and management of drinking water. Addressing a three day seminar on 'Management of Growing Demand of Drinking Water' Deputy General Manager of NDWC said that the initiative underway to manage the demand of drinking water is a new experience of NDWC, which would contribute to enhance its competence. The seminar was organized with the help of UN-Habitat, Integrated Urban Development Centre and technical support of TERI.