TERI in the News

11 record(s) found in 'December 2013'

  • Solar power a lucrative new opportunity for Punjab SMEs

    31 December 2013| Business Standard

    TERI has been conducting a high-resolution satellite imaging survey to develop a web-based GIS tool for assessing the availability of rooftop space and radiation in Chandigarh. Mr Amit Kumar, Director, Energy Environment Technology Development, TERI, said that SMEs can start making photovoltaic inverters, charge controllers, electrical components and metallic mounting structures. With the tariffs for conventional power increasing owing to the high cost of coal and diesel, and the cost of renewable energy declining owing to the availability of better technologies, India is expected to reach grid parity (when the cost of renewable and conventional power equalises) by 2017.

  • Solar power a lucrative new opportunity for Punjab SMEs

    31 December 2013| Business Standard

    TERI has been conducting a high-resolution satellite imaging survey to develop a web-based GIS tool for assessing the availability of rooftop space and radiation in Chandigarh. Mr Amit Kumar, Director, Energy Environment Technology Development, TERI, said that SMEs can start making photovoltaic inverters, charge controllers, electrical components and metallic mounting structures. With the tariffs for conventional power increasing owing to the high cost of coal and diesel, and the cost of renewable energy declining owing to the availability of better technologies, India is expected to reach grid parity (when the cost of renewable and conventional power equalises) by 2017.

  • Importance of green buildings underscored at IPSC conclave

    30 December 2013| The Times of India

    On the penultimate day of the three-day Indian Public School Conference Heads Conclave at The Daly College, representative of Association for Development and Research of Sustainable Habitat (ADaRSH) gave a presentation on 'green building and Green Rating For Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA) rating system.'

  • 'Trash' festival kicks off in Panaji

    17 December 2013| The Times of India

    TERI and Tetra Pak India, in association with the Corporation of the City of Panjim (CCP), kicked off TRASH (Thinking, Reflecting and Acting for a Sustainable Habitat) - a three day festival to celebrate 'all things positive' and promote the concept of 'Sustainable Lifestyles' through creative arts, music, theatre, experiential and thought provoking sessions, in the municipal garden today. Tetra Pak South Asia Markets Communications and Environment Director Jaideep Gokhale said, "Students are the best catalyst to bring in community support and we are certain that their involvement in TRASH festivals will spread awareness on issues in their respective communities." The TRASH festival is organised under the aegis of Project SEARCH*, a school education programme on recycling and active citizenship initiated by TERI and Tetra Pak in 2009. Project SEARCH was launched in Goa this year, making the state the seventh in the country where the programme is active.

  • Green buildings are the future

    13 December 2013| Deccan Herald

    India, on the whole, has around 2000-odd green buildings. This number is expected to grow to a lakh by 2025, according to the Indian Green Building Council. Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (Griha) is a popular system for evaluating green buildings. Launched by TERI, Griha has over 300 projects registered in the country.

  • Groundwater dips by 3.2% in 4 years

    13 December 2013| The Times of India

    Blame it on increase in population, urbanization, rapid industrialization and climate change, Karnataka's water resources are under severe threat and depleting fast. The overexploited groundwater resources are suffering, pushing the water table down. These facts came to light at a state-level consultative workshop on Implications of climate change on water and sanitation' in the city. Organized by TERI and UNICEF, the workshop looked at developing a state-level strategy to address issues related to water and sanitation vis-a-vis climate change.

  • Identifying green materials

    13 December 2013| The Hindu

    Many institutions have strived towards defining the characteristics of materials, mainly Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), TERI, Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) to name a few. Considering that many experts have worked for years to arrive at the norms for assessing building materials, the standards stated by these have come to stay as yardsticks.

  • Professor Inge Ropke and Western Ghats Ecology Experts Panel chaired by Prof. Madhav Gadgil win TERI's Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen Awards

    12 December 2013| India Education Diary

    TERI has announced the winners of the Second Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen Awards. The Award comprises of two categories -'Unconventional Thinking' and 'Bioeconomic Practice' - Professor Inge Røpke has been named the winner of the Georgescu-Roegen Award for 'Unconventional Thinking', while Western Ghats Ecology Experts Panel chaired by Prof. Madhav Gadgil has been named for 'Bioeconomic Practice'. Instituted on the occasion of Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen's 106th birth anniversary during the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS) 2012, the awards will be presented to the winners at DSDS 2014 slated to be held during 6-8 February 2014.

  • 1000 more drinking water units planned

    11 December 2013| Deccan Herald

    Speaking at a State-level consultative workshop in Karnataka on implications of climate change on water and sanitation organised jointly by the United Nations Children's Fund and TERI, Minister for Rural Development and Panchayat Mr Raj HK Patil said that the present scheme of 1000 pure drinking water units may not suffice for the people in Karnataka. Hence, the government was proposing to increase the number and ensure that there is at least one pure drinking water unit in the jurisdiction of every gram panchayat, he said.

  • Government implementing a programme on Energy Efficient Solar/Green Buildings

    11 December 2013| India Education Dairy

    The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is implementing a programme on 'Energy Efficient Solar/Green Buildings' which promotes the energy efficient solar/ green building designs with renewable energy applications including Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment(GRIHA) system.

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