TERI in the News
New Nano Centre27 March 2017| The Times of India
TERI has collaborated with an Australian university to set up a nanobiotechnology centre for core research as well as for development of technologies, products and processes. The TERI-Deakin Nanobiotechnology Centre plans to have 50 PhD students and as many researchers on board by 2018. Students as well as researchers from TERI and Deakin University will work together. The Centre seeks to work with the government, including the Department of Biotechnology, to achieve sustainability in agricultural practices, develop safe nano-delivery systems and cheap diagnostics for agriculture and human health, address environment-related problems and devise solutions for cleaner and greener energy.Â
Use of solar panels for green power on rise in Mumbai22 March 2017| The Times of India
Nearly 60 housing societies and commercial buildings in Mumbai have already started generating their electricity requirement by using rooftop solar power plants. Statistics put out by the state power regulator estimate that 150 more consumers from Mumbai and more than 1600 in the rest of the state are slated to replace more than1lakh units of coal power with solar energy within a couple of months once they are provided with special electricity meters which are also known as net meters. According to Dr Ajay Mathur, Director-General of TERI, green energy production the solar way will grow rapidly in a few years. After 2026, technology will be so established that people might virtually say no to coal power generated in power plants.
TERI to help Amravati become energy efficient3 March 2017| The Economic Times (Energy World)
TERI will support Andhra Pradesh capital Amravati to develop energy efficient buildings in the city. TERI is keen to enter into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with government of Andhra Pradesh and help in making Amaravati a smart and energy efficient global city and is going to depute a high level team to Andhra for discussing the modalities, Dr Ajay Mathur, Director-General, TERI said.
TERI holds outreach meetings for sustainable summit in Kolkata28 February 2017| Business Standard
TERI and Bengal Chamber today held its first outreach meeting in Kolkata for the upcoming World Sustainable Development Summit 2018. More outreach meetings will be held in Mumbai, Bangalore beside some few overseas cities. These will help in building agenda for the upcoming summit in February 2018, said Director-General, TERI, Dr Ajay Mathur. The World Sustainable Development Summit, TERI\'s flagship event, has been conceptualized as a single platform to accelerate action towards sustainable development and especially climate change.
Nalco, TERI sign MoU for sustainable rehabilitation16 February 2017| Business Standard
Nalco has signed an agreement with TERI for various scientific, technological and educational activities in the area of mining rehabilitation and sustainable development. The activities under the MoU will cover mining rehabilitation methods and technologies; sustainable rehabilitation on red mud areas; capacity building; workshops and preparation knowledge documents on mining rehabilitation.
India has 10-year window to shift completely to renewable energy: TERI13 February 2017| The Economic Times
Excess power generation capacity provides India an opportunity to shift completely to green energy. If the country can halve storage technology prices in 10 years it can do without the need for new coal based plants, according to a study by TERI. The TERI report indicates that current installed capacity and the capacity under construction would be able to meet demand till about 2026, keeping India power sufficient. The report estimates that no new investments are likely to be made in coal-based power generation in the years prior to that.
Budgetary allocation to Environment Ministry up by 19 pc1 February 2017| DNA
The Environment Ministry got an increase of nearly 19 per cent in its budgetary allocation for the next fiscal even as environmental bodies said that Union Budget has failed to acknowledge the problem of pollution. TERI said that the Union Budget is a continuation of the foundation built in last year\'s Budget to \'transform\' India but while moving in the right direction in some key areas, stops short in others. The Government would need to address issues related to aggravated environmental stress induced by intensive input, including water use and monoculture that can potentially result from this proposed law, TERI said in a statement.
Indore: TERI to organise 'Green Heroes' workshop11 January 2017| The Free Press Journal
TERI and the US Consulate General, Mumbai have come together to gather stories of unsung \'Green Heroes\' from India\'s western region. In the hunt for young filmmakers, photographers, video editors, writers and activists who can tell powerful stories of individuals or communities, who have done commendable work in protecting the environment in their neighborhoods or beyond, TERI has been organizing a two-day workshop to train them for pre-production techniques, storyboarding, scripting, film techniques and post-production. The workshop will be organized at Daly College on 13-14 January.
High-tech sensors to monitor low-tech cook stoves20 December 2016| SciDev.Net
High-tech wireless sensors that measure cook stove usage can make cleaner cooking technologies more affordable for the global poor, a study finds. The study, jointly conducted by researchers from the US-based Nexleaf Analytics and the University of California San Diego and the India-based TERI, supports climate financing efforts to encourage the use of improved cook stoves that ensure better combustion and hence, lesser pollution.
Taxi guidelines will help in curbing vehicular pollution: TERI16 December 2016| Business Standard
The recent guidelines proposed by a panel of the Transport Ministry on taxis will help in combating vehicular pollution by reducing number of private vehicles on the roads, TERI has said. According to TERI, the proposed \"liberalised\" taxi permit regime, which removes restrictions placed on the number of city taxis as well taxis with All India Tourist Permits, means \"that the demand in the market will determine how many taxis are on the road instead of arbitrary government decisions\".