Three-pronged approach to phase out hydrochlorofluorocarbons

18 Dec 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

09 Dec 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

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New Zealand universities partner with TERI to solve Indian sustainability challenges

08 Dec 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

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India needs to build solar-electricity storage system

28 Nov 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

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Young World-Goodbooks Awards shortlist is out

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

22 Nov 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

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

21 Nov 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 Nov 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 Nov 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 &

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Gasifier plant landfill site to light up Navi Mumbai areas

13 Nov 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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Exemptions could reduce efficacy of odd-even scheme

09 Nov 2017
| PTI News

In a statement, Mr Sumit Sharma, Associate Director, Earth Science and Climate Change Division, TERI, said that odd-even has limited potential for reducing pollution in Delhi. As per TERI estimates, it led to reduction of four to seven per cent last year. TERI recommends its use for limited period only during air quality emergency conditions. Exemptions given in the scheme could further reduce its effectiveness, Mr Sharma said.

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MSMEs an important chapter in Indian economy: Swiss diplomat

31 Oct 2017
| The Economic Times

Small and medium enterprises account for over half of employment worldwide, Swiss envoy to India Mr Andreas Baum said, noting that this sector will continue to be an important chapter in the Indian economy. Mr Baum, however, pointed out that access to finance and technology are two important challenges for the MSME sector, which is the \"key engine\" of job creation and economic growth in both developing and developed countries. The ambassador was addressing a two-day \'National Summit on

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