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First part of TERI's survey of Indian cities released in Mumbai

07 May 2013
| The Hindu

An environmental survey of 1010 Mumbaiites by TERI has found among other things that 62% of total respondents feel that the environment and development were conflicting in nature. The survey that was carried out in six major cities, namely Mumbai, Bengaluru, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Chennai aimed at gauging people's perception, behaviour, awareness and opinions pertaining to environmental issues.

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Earth Day celebrated at Big Foot

27 Apr 2013
| Herald

Earth Day was observed on Ancestral Goa, a centre for preservation of art, culture and environment, at Big Foot, Loutolim on the theme 'How do I help save earth? - let's talk solutions'. It started with a panel discussion comprising of Shabana Kazi from TERI, Sujeet K Dongre from CEE and the moderator Sultanat Kazi.

Ensure energy efficiency without compromising on quality of life: Mili Majumdar

26 Apr 2013
| The Hindustan Times

Ms Mili Majumdar, an expert on energy efficiency, heads the sustainable habitat division at TERI in Delhi, spoke on the massive wastage of electricity in Delhi's hotels and malls and ways to curb it.

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TERI sets 15 million sq. m target for green building projects

25 Apr 2013
| Mint

TERI will work towards making the targeted area in govt and private buildings GRIHA-compliant in the next three years. GRIHA, an acronym for Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment, is the national rating system for green buildings in India. The energy savings through the GRIHA initiatives, TERI said in a release, will be sufficient to light up at least 200,000 urban homes and provide solar water heating to 67,500 urban homes cumulatively

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Delhi yet to find its place under the sun

24 Apr 2013
| The Hindustan Times

Not many are aware about the advantages of harnessing solar energy. The low awareness levels can be gauged by the fact that people don't even make provisions for solar fixtures for future use when building new houses, said Dr Prodipto Ghosh, an expert with TERI. Making such a provision mandatory will to ensure they explore this opportunity, he added.

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Hungry Capital on a power trip

23 Apr 2013
| The Hindustan Times

Experts say that conventional energy has been exploited to the hilt and time has now come to explore new avenues. "The demand is only going to increase exponentially in the future and our conventional source of energy will not be able to keep up. Delhi has ample resources in the form of a tropical sun and it should be suitably exploited. The prices of solar panels have come to a level where the price of solar power is within the peak power tariff (which the discoms pay to purchase power for

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Research speeds up but applications fail to materialize

23 Apr 2013
| Mint

Given their small size, nanomaterials could easily be absorbed via the skin or orally and lodge themselves within several organs and pose a variety of risks. These risks were relevant to India too, according to Dr Alok Adholeya, director of the biotechnology and bioresources division at TERI. Dr Adholeya, who's in the process of preparing a study to ascertain the risks associated with nanotechnology with the Department of Biotechnology, added that currently, the use of nanoparticles in the

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An eco-source called TERI

12 Apr 2013
| The Hindu

Not every nation has a centre dedicated to energy, that too started 39 years ago, which makes TERI very unique. The mandate of TERI is vast, covering energy, industry, rural requirements, urban issues, building sector, sustainable development and so on. Besides gathering global data and ideas, it also has its own publications, guidebooks, project case studies and seminar papers available for those interested. TERI is among the few institutions that have walked the talk-it has actually built

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TERI takes solar power to tribal ashram schools

10 Apr 2013
| The Hindu

TERI, in collaboration with the Integrated Tribal Development Agency (ITDA), is setting up 1 KV solar power generation plants in 20 Tribal Ashram Schools in the Agency areas in the Visakhapatnam district as a panacea to the power cut problem which has hit the studies of tribal students. TERI in partnership with Union Ministry of Renewable Resources has introduced solar appliances including home lighting systems, individual lanterns and task lights etc in the villages. It is setting up solar

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Companies urged to help protect natural resources

08 Apr 2013
| The Hindu Business Line

Business houses should consider protection of the value of the global commons-the earth's un-owned natural resources, said R K Pachauri, Chairman, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Addressing the graduates of IIM, Calcutta at its 48th Annual Convocation, Dr Pachauri emphasised that companies' managements should adapt with the changing climate to understand its impact on the overall business.

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Rising sea levels threat to Kolkata, Shanghai, Dhaka: Pachauri

07 Apr 2013
| Business Standard

Business houses should consider protection of the value of the global commons-the earth's un-owned natural resources, said Dr R K Pachauri, Chairman, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and Director-General, TERI. Delivering the convocation address at the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, Dr Pachauri said that partial loss of ice sheets on polar land could imply metres of sea level rise, major changes in coastline, and inundation of low lying area, with greatest effects in

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Rub of the green

31 Mar 2013
| The Financial Express

India has seen an over four-fold increase in certified green buildings in the past five years, with a serious focus on sustainability practices. India's very own national rating system, the Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA), which is still in its early days operationally, has an approximate green building footprint of over 107 million sq ft.

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