Weather alarms highlight need to accelerate low-carbon economy

12 Aug 2018
| Business Standard

India has to offer a lot of positive examples of climate ambition and clean energy development, Director-General, TERI, Dr Ajay Mathur said. The growth of renewables, the increase in energy efficiency, scaling up of electric mobility and even the recognition of linkages between air quality and climate change all demonstrate the country's climate action, Dr Mathur said. The challenges posed by climate change offer a slew of opportunities for corporate houses to take the lead.

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CM inaugurates rooftop solar plants of 506 KW in Dwarka

05 Aug 2018
| The Pioneer

As part of BSES Rajdhani Power Limited's "Solar City Initiative - Solarise Dwarka", grid connected rooftop solar plants of 506 KW was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Delhi. The Solarise Dwarka initiative is being implemented by BRPL in collaboration with TERI and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ India) under its Indo-German Solar Partnership project.

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Tata Steel launches 'The Green School Project – Phase II' at Joda

31 Jul 2018

Aimed at creating awareness and understanding about environmental issues in school campuses, Tata Steel launched 'The Green School Project - Phase II' in association with TERI at Ore Mines and Quarries Division. The Green School Project aims to create awareness and sensitize students, teachers and community on issues related to environment for which TERI has been actively promoting environment awareness through classroom teaching and outdoor activities. The project focusses on empowering the

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The biggest decision maker in making the green shift in Indian real estate sector is the developer

21 Jul 2018
| HT Estates

The research facility, Centre of Excellence (CoE), was launched at TERI in Gurugram to promote an energy-efficient real estate ecosystem in India. The research facility has been collaboratively developed by Mahindra Lifespace Developers and TERI, and it showcases different energy efficient building materials and green construction technologies for the industry. The Mahindra- TERI CoE embodies the focus on sustainability beyond just business- towards creating a larger urban stakeholder

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TERI lights up 50,000 Bihar households with solar home lighting systems

19 Jul 2018
| Mercon India

TERI has built a partnership with Bihar Rural Livelihoods Promotion Society's JEEViKA programme through an innovative institutional model to make clean energy products affordable to local women-based self-help groups (SHGs). To date, the program has benefitted over 50,000 households across Bihar by providing access to Solar Home Lighting Systems and clean cookstoves. The programme aims to complement the government's vision of enriching rural livelihoods by providing reliable electricity to

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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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