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India may hit Paris climate targets ahead of schedule: TERI

28 Jun 2018
| The Hindu Business line

India may well achieve the national targets set to address climate change under the Paris Agreement before 2030, as around 30 per cent of the country's installed electricity generation capacity is now non-fossil-based. India's target is 40 per cent non-fossil-based power capacity by 2030. "We can meet the targets ahead of schedule if we are able to meet our solar battery cost challenges," says Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General of TERI and a member of the Prime Minister's Council on Climate

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Running your AC at 27°C vs 18°C can cut your electricity bill by over 30%

28 Jun 2018
| Mint

In an effort to promote energy efficiency in air conditioning, the government may issue an advisory to all AC manufacturers and commercial buildings to keep the default temperature setting at 24 degrees Celsius. A common misconception is that setting the thermostat at 18 degrees will cool down a room faster. However, that’s not true. It will take the same amount of time for the room to reach 26 degrees-which is significantly cooler than the average current outdoor temperature of 40 degrees

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The Plastic Trap

20 Jun 2018
| The Hindu Business Line

A discussion paper prepared by TERI titled, 'Opportunities and Challenges of Plastics Waste Management' was released by the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. The Ministry and TERI have entered into an MoU to set up a Government cell that would provide a platform to include resource efficiency in all future public policies. Plastic waste would be one of the targets. According to TERI's paper, the average per capita plastic consumption in India is about 11 kg, and

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Mahindra Lifespace, TERI launch centre of excellence focussed on energy efficiency

13 Jun 2018
| The Hindu Business Line

In a bid to boost energy-efficient real estate in India, Mahindra Lifespace Developers and TERI have announced the launch of a Centre of Excellence (CoE). A research facility, the CoE will aim at developing market-ready and energy-efficient technologies. It will also work towards preparing policy briefs for the Centre and state ministries to promote 'green' development.The information and knowledge sharing enabled by the Mahindra-TERI Centre of Excellence would facilitate developers to make

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World Environment Day: To counter single-use plastic, realistic 'extended producer responsibility' targets must be set

06 Jun 2018
| First Post

In a paper titled "Challenges and Opportunities: Plastic Waste Management in India", published by TERI, the clause of 'extended producers responsibility' (EPR) has been deconstructed. It talks about a need for a real-time assessment and a state-wise mapping of producers and plastic demand and supply in order to formulate realistic EPR targets. Furthermore, it recommends that pilot EPR models for low-hanging fruits such as the completely recyclable PET must be explored.

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TERI sign MOU to set up a Resource Efficiency Cell

04 Jun 2018
| Business Standard

In the run up to World Environment Day, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and TERI entered a Memorandum of Understanding to set up a resource efficiency cell in the Ministry. The main objectives of the Cell are to provide a platform to mainstream resource efficiency in public policy. It aims to achieve this through coordinated thinking among the various relevant Ministries and agencies for promoting resource efficiency in the use of materials in the country. It also aims to

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Environment ministry to have resource efficiency cell, signs MoU with TERI

03 Jun 2018
| India Today

In the run up to the World Environment Day, a number of initiatives were launched by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) to help the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) focus on waste management and resource efficiency.

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Environment ministry to have resource efficiency cell, signs MoU with TERI

03 Jun 2018
| The Economic Times

In the run up to the World Environment Day, a number of initiatives were launched by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) to help the MoEFCC focus on waste management and resource efficiency.

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Many Indian villagers still waiting for promised electricity

21 May 2018
| Nikkei Asian Review

According to the government's definition, a village is considered "electrified" once it is connected to the grid by a transmission line and when public places like schools and clinics and at least 10% of the homes get power. So far only 1,423 of India's 18,452 villages, or 8% of the total, have 100% household connectivity, according to official data. About 31 million homes are yet to get any power, the largest chunk of which are in Uttar Pradesh. The Government has promised to get power to

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Students of Indian School Ghubra emerge country winners in Green Olympiad

07 May 2018
| MENAFN

Four students of Indian School Ghubra - Ashish Sawant, Godwin Vinoy, Karthika Vinod and Sabyasachi Choudhury - performed exceedingly well in the Green Olympiad Examinations 2017 conducted by TERI. They were declared 'Country Winners' from the sultanate and were awarded certificates and mement

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Modi announces '100% village electrification', but 31 million Indian homes are still in the dark

07 May 2018
| Forbes

Homes without electricity are spread across major provinces of the country, such as Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan, each having nearly 6 million unconnected households. 'Uttar Pradesh, the giant north Indian state, accounts for 14.6 million households without electricity access,' says Mr Debajit Palit, Associate Director at TERI. Electrification is a three-step process, Mr Palit explains. The first is to extend the infrastructure to the village, the second is

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Now, an online repository of edible plant species

29 Apr 2018
| The Financial Express

TERI has recently launched a first-of-its-kind digital library, which details scientific information of approximately 200 edible plant species of the Western Ghats, home to many native tribal people. The website aims to serve as a guide to both urban and rural communities to address malnutrition issues. Several of the tubers, corns, fruits, mushrooms, seeds, nuts, etc, that are indigenous to the region are important for the food, medicine and chemical industries. However, a large part of the

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