TERI in the News

  • Three-pronged approach to phase out hydrochlorofluorocarbons

    18 December 2017| The Hindu Business Line

    Energy experts have identified a three-pronged approach as a key in phasing out the use of hydrochlorofluorocarbons in buildings after workshops by the ozone department of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. The workshops were organised with support from Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) and TERI.

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  • Empowerment and energy in India

    9 December 2017| PV Magazine

    While the benefits of energy access are less pronounced on a day-to-day basis than a well-lit childbirth, energy access plays a critical role in empowering women. There is much evidence of the income-generating potential of productivity-enhancing equipment, though this income boost doesn\'t necessarily translate into the empowerment of women within their community. Mr Debajit Palit, Associate Director, Rural Energy and Livelihoods Division, TERI. emphasized that \"energy is a necessary, but not sufficient, condition to empowerment\".

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  • New Zealand universities partner with TERI to solve Indian sustainability challenges

    8 December 2017| Business World

    Education New Zealand, in association with New Zealand universities and TERI hosted the “New Zealand - India Sustainability Challenge” to address environmental challenges facing the world. The challenge showcased engaging concepts by the six teams, covering themes such as reducing energy consumption using software; creating window blinds using broken photo voltaic cells; an innovative health platform to store vaccination data of children; video game app to promote awareness on sustainability; using biomass an alternative to firewood and finally using garbage to create electricity.

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  • India needs to build solar-electricity storage system

    28 November 2017| Outlook India

    India needs to build a storage system for electricity from its fast-expanding solar network in a bid to balance cost-effective energy mix. There is a mismatch between peak demand and electricity generation period for solar, said Mr Nitya Nanda, Fellow & Area Convenor at the Centre for Resource Efficiency and Governance, TERI. Mr Nanda expressed concern over the high cost of storage system, mostly to be a battery-based set up. This would raise the solar electricity cost to consumer to Rs 10 per 2.5 kV, from just nominal right now, he said.

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  • Eight energy majors commit to reducing methane emissions within natural gas industry

    22 November 2017| World Oil

    BP, Eni, ExxonMobil, Repsol, Shell, Statoil, Total and Wintershall have committed to further reduce methane emissions from the natural gas assets they operate around the world. The energy companies also agreed to encourage others across the natural gas value chain – from production to the final consumer – to do the same. The eight energy companies signed a Guiding Principles document, which focuses on: continually reducing methane emissions; advancing strong performance across gas value chains; improving accuracy of methane emissions data; advocating sound policies and regulations on methane emissions; and increasing transparency. The Guiding Principles were developed in collaboration with Environmental Defense Fund, International Energy Agency, International Gas Union, Oil and Gas Climate Initiative Climate Investments, Rocky Mountain Institute, Sustainable Gas Institute, TERI, and United Nations Environment.

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  • Young World-Goodbooks Awards shortlist is out

    22 November 2017| The Hindu

    The shortlist includes “Eighteen Tides and a Tiger” by Anjana Basu in the Best Book (Non-Fiction) category. The book is published by TERI. Winners will be announced at The Hindu Lit for Life Festival in January 2018.

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  • TERI Centre releases Zero Draft Policy for Regulation of Nano-products in Agriculture

    21 November 2017| Digital Learning

    To address the challenges of Nano-Biotechnology in agriculture sector, a two-day international conference was organised by TERI Deakin Nanobiotechnology Centre in association with Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, in New Delhi. To deal with such emerging issues, TERI Deakin Nanobiotechnology Centre has unveiled \"Zero Draft Policy for Regulation of Nanoproducts in Agriculture\", during the event.

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  • Frost & Sullivan, TERI to honour sustainable development practices at the Sustainability 4.0 Awards

    16 November 2017| The Hindu Business Line

    Frost & Sullivan and TERI have come together to recognize enterprises and emerging innovators leading the change in the sustainability space. The ninth edition of \'Sustainability 4.0 Awards\' will be held in June 2018 at Hyatt Regency, Mumbai. The awards aim to acknowledge the top-performing companies that have augmented their focus on excellent sustainability strategies and extended efforts toward building a holistic business, society and environment.

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  • NRL lights up seven villages in Assam

    14 November 2017| United News of India

    Treading another step towards accomplishing its CSR objective of improving rural infrastructure, Numaligarh Refinery Limited provided Solar Home Lighting Systems (SHLS) to 290 un-electrified households in 7 villages in Assam during 2016-17. TERI was the partner Institute in planning, designing and implementation of the project. Villages covered under this rural electrification scheme are Lettekuchapori, Dhansiri Hahsara, Goroimari Balichapori, Borpak Nagabali, Madhabpur, Madhupur & Butalikhawa.

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  • Gasifier plant landfill site to light up Navi Mumbai areas

    13 November 2017| The Times of India

    Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation will be commissioning a green waste for electricity generation at its Turbhe landfill site mid-December. It is a pilot project undertaken with TERI under the Eco City programme to reduce the carbon footprint. TERI has developed a gasifier that will be installed at the site to generate 20 KW (kilowatt) daily to light up the high masts at the landfill site.

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