TERI in the News

  • Nothing odd about it

    11 June 2016| The Hindu

    A report released by TERI in May 2016 has depicted a grim picture of the odd-even scheme. It found that the restriction had little effect on pollution. It found that the private cars did not much impact on the PM 2.5 levels in the city, and limiting them only resulted in a marginal reduction in pollution of 7 and 4 per cent during phase 1 and phase 2, respectively.

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  • Capacity for renewable energy in India hits 42,850 mw; surpasses capacity of hydel projects

    10 June 2016| The Economic Times

    India's quest for green energy has crossed a major milestone, with renewable plants, mainly wind and solar, surpassing the capacity of large hydroelectricity projects, which were once the country's biggest source of electricity and regarded as "temples of modern India". According to Mr Shirish S Garud, Director, Energy Environment Technology Division, TERI, there is a perception that hydropower is neither environmentally friendly nor economically viable. Hydropower has become an activists' target. Benefits have to be weighed against negative aspects," he said.

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  • Call to sensitise people against usage of firewood for cooking

    9 June 2016| Deccan Chronicle

    Data from the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation states that over 43.5 per cent of Tamil Nadu still relies on wood-based cooking as of 2011. Though environmentalists expect a decline from the 2011 statistics to over 10 per cent in the past five years, the number still accumulates due to multiple reasons. According to Mr Debajit Palit, Associate Director, Social Transformation, TERI, Tamil Nadu should improve the phenomenon on its rural front, despite topping LPG use compared to northern states.

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  • Javadekar asks corporates to invest in innovation

    7 June 2016| Press Trust of India

    Union minister Mr Prakash Javadekar has urged corporates and entrepreneurs to invest in innovation and technology to ensure energy efficiency and recycling of water, which he said will reduce carbon emissions. The minister was addressing a gathering at TERI Leadership Summit through a recorded message. In his address, TERI Director-General Dr Ajay Mathur said that there is an urgent need for the pace and scope of the clean energy activities of Indian corporates to accelerate so as to lead alignment with the country's climate change commitments.

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  • Panaji's biodiversity to be mapped as part of Smart City

    4 June 2016| The Times of India

    TERI is attempting to map and benchmark Panaji\'s biodiversity and collate knowledge of local biological resources on behalf of the Corporation of the City of Panaji and the Goa state infrastructure development corporation. TERI will conduct a study of the city\'s biological resources and based on the study, a people\'s biodiversity register and city biodiversity index will be formed.

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  • TERI signs pact with IFFCO Kisan Sanchar Limited

    2 June 2016| The Economic Times

    TERI and IFFCO Kisan Sanchar Limited (IKSL) have signed a pact to work together in empowering farmers by providing them information about efficient use of natural resources to help them increase their productivity. TERI has the expertise in developing knowledge based sustainable solutions in the field of agriculture and rural electrification to mitigate impact of climate change and promoting efficient use of natural resources. IKSL has extensive experience in broadcasting informal messages to rural communities, this is the first time that the organization will venture into enlightening rural households as part of its mandate.

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  • TERI and Mahindra Lifespaces to establish Center of Excellence for Sustainable Habitats

    20 May 2016| The Financial Express

    TERI and Mahindra Lifespaces have announced the creation of a Center of Excellence (CoE) focused on improving energy efficiency in India residential buildings sector. The Mahindra TERI CoE for Sustainable Habitats will evaluate both traditional and innovative technologies and alternative materials customised for the Indian buildings sector and climate zones. The Center will bring the much needed informed validated knowledge about better performing materials and ways to use the ample daylight available, which will greatly help to mainstream greener buildings in the country.

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  • Odd-even 1 more effective than phase 2, says TERI analysis

    11 May 2016| The Hindustan Times

    Odd-even phase one implemented in January was more effective than phase two in April in curbing the Capital\'s pollution, said an analysis by TERI. The think tank has released an impact assessment study on the two phases of the scheme that limited the number of private cars on the roads for a 15-day period. It observed that the scheme only led to \"marginal\" reductions (4-7%) of PM 2.5 pollutants during both phases as private cars make a limited contribution to the fine particles. TERI experts used a box model to delineate odd-even\'s effect on PM2.5 concentrations from daily changes due to meteorological factors such as wind speeds.

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  • Off-grids can power South Asian electrification

    11 May 2016| Scidev.net

    South Asian governments would do well to integrate off-grid with grid options in their quest to achieve universal electrification, says a new study. The governments prefer to extend the grid even to those regions in which renewable energy sources are available in plenty, says Mr Debajit Palit, Associate Director, Social Transformation division, TERI, and co-author of the study due to be published July in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. In the study, Mr Palit and Dr Kaushik Ranjan, Associate Professor, TERI University, have compared both grid and off-grid modes by carrying out an exhaustive survey of the literature on both methods. The study infers that both modes need to be integrated to achieve universal access to electricity.

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  • TERI to host Green Olympiad for CBSE students

    3 May 2016| The Times of India

    TERI is set to host Green Olympiad in all Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) schools, according to the circular issued by CBSE. The Olympiad will be open for students from Class IV to Class X and will judge them on environment. The Olympiad will be open for CBSE school students from classes IV to X. The classes will be divided into three levels wherein Class IV and V, Class VII and VIII, and Class IX and X will be treated as different levels. Questions woven around environmental issues, with direct linkage to the school curriculum, which assesses environment-related sensitivity of the students will be a part of the Olympiad.

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