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Leading by example6 April 2015| Pune Mirror
A bunch of college students is learning the significance of sustainable practices through a unique fellowship. LEADearthSHIP, a joint initiative of TERI and Tetra Pak, is a youth programme for undergraduates and post-graduates to educate them on business and sustainability. The programme offers opportunities to young people to gain first-hand experience of cutting edge sustainable practices from industry leaders through various interventions. Students are given a chance to showcase sustainability projects, conceptualised and implemented on their own, which they have created as part of the fellowship.
North India moves to Euro IV fuel but industry lags behind2 April 2015| The Economic Times
North India switched to Euro IV fuels from 1 April 2015. The move is expected to lead to a steep reduction in particulate emissions from diesel vehicles but will not improve Delhi\'s air quality in the near future because several vehicle makers have expressed their inability to manufacture Euro IV compliant buses and trucks until October. More than 45,000 trucks from north Indian states enter Delhi every day, plying on Euro III diesel which has 350ppm sulphur and is greatly more polluting than the 50ppm sulphur Euro IV fuel. Sulphur is directly linked to emissions of respirable particulate matter, a major pollutant in Delhi. According to a study by TERI, in a business as usual scenario where fuel norms are not improved, PM2.5 levels will almost treble and NOx levels will be six times the current levels by 2030. But if Euro IV is implemented throughout the country by 2015 and Euro V is introduced by 2020 then PM2.5 and NOx can be limited to slightly-higher-than-current levels.
Leading experts deliberate on energy and environment for India in the context of Sustainable Development Goals at a workshop31 March 2015| India Education Dairy
Developing countries need to develop additional capabilities to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Means of implementation is important for mobilization of resources from various sources and for effective use of financing to promote sustainable development. These were some of the views expressed by eminent experts from the Government, research organizations and NGOs at a workshop \'Energy and Environment in the Context of Sustainable Development Goals in India\' organized by TERI. The workshop assumes significance as SDGs will be finalized and officially adopted at the upcoming United Nations General Assembly. The workshop is an output of a project on energy and environment under the DFID-TERI Partnership for Clean Energy Access and Improved Policies for Sustainable Development.
What you should know before going solar30 March 2015| Mint
The government has been working on providing net metering, which requires one to install only the panel and do away with the battery. The process is called net metering. Net metering is a meter that feeds power to a grid. It is similar to the meter that you have at your house for electricity, which shows you the number of units you have consumed and based on which you get a bill at the end of the month. With net metering, the solar power you generate gets fed in the grid, and depending on the usage, the cost will be reduced by your utility service provider, said Mr Shirish Garud, TERI
Eco-housing projects to get discounts28 March 2015| Pune Mirror
The Pune Municipal Corporation has proposed a concession of 10 to 50 per cent on premium charges for balconies, staircases, and lifts among others under the eco-housing project. The civic body is also thinking of offering incentives to societies that choose to carry on with the eco-friendly initiatives established by developers. The eco-housing assessment criteria have been developed by the International Institute for Energy Conservation, TERI and the Science and Technology Park, University of Pune, under the USAID-GDA sponsored eco-housing initiative.
Navi Mumbai civic body takes another step towards green plan as it launches Eco City cell25 February 2015| The Times of India
The Navi Mumbai civic body, along with TERI, has launched the Eco City cell. The cell will be taking inputs from residents for the various infra and other projects coming up in the city for a more environment-friendly life, besides advising on green buildings. There was also a seminar-cum-workshop to brief the architects, builders and developers on the importance and means to incorporate sustainable development in their building plans.
Odisha Chief Secretary stresses on need for integration of conventional power distribution through grid system24 February 2015| Orissa Diary
Integrate conventional power distribution through grid system with that of decentralized power generation and distribution from non-conventional sources, advised Odisha\'s Chief Secretary while presiding over a consultative workshop on \"Fast tracking of sustainable energy for human development\". The consultative workshop with the Government of Odisha was organized by TERI with support from UNDP and UKAID. Mr I H Rehman, Director, Social Transformation division, TERI, made a presentation on renewable energy for human development in Odisha. The presentation shows that across developing countries, the average electrification rate is 76% varying between 92% for urban areas and 62% for rural areas; whereas the average electrification rate in Odisha is around 88%.
Everything you wanted to know about climate change19 February 2015| AllAfrica
TERI has, perhaps for the first time ever, compiled an exhaustive assessment of the whole world's progress on climate mitigation and adaptation. The assessment also provides detailed forecasts of what each country can expect in the coming years, effectively providing a blueprint for action at a moment when many scientists fear that time is running out for saving the planet from catastrophic climate change. The "Global Sustainability Report 2015" released at the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit, ranks the top 20 countries (out of 193) most at risk from climate change based on the actual impacts of extreme climate events documented over a 34-year period from 1980 to 2013. The TERI report cites data compiled by the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters based at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium, which maintains a global database of natural disasters dating back over 100 years.
'Reaching the Sun with Rooftop Solar' launched16 February 2015| India Education Diary
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation and TERI have launched the book titled 'Reaching the Sun with Rooftop Solar' at the Renewable Energy Global Investors Meet & Expo (RE-INVEST 2015). The book aims to facilitate opening up of markets for large-scale deployment of rooftop solar. It focuses on three major categories of power consumers - residential, commercial and industrial. Written exclusively for investors, users and service providers, this book assesses India's market potential for rooftop PV, surveys consumers to identify real and perceived barriers that prevent consumers to install such systems, identifies strategies to commoditize rooftop PV and proposes business, operating, financing and cost recovery models that may be appropriate to tap this huge customer-side market.
School children learn to recycle, reuse, the fun way at TRASH Fest11 February 2015| Deccan Herald
The TRASH Fest (Thinking, Reflecting and Acting for a Sustainable Habitat) organised at TERI was a hustle and bustle of schoolchildren. It boasted of activities specially designed to spread the message of environmental cause and recycling. From trash couture to Tetra Pak carton relay race to designing badges aimed at spreading the message of reusing and recycling; it was a day of learning for the children. The unique one-day festival is aimed at celebrating all things positive in life - positive thoughts, green actions, sustainable practices, people, values, dreams and traditions. The fest aims at inspiring thoughts and ideas on green action for students, teachers and the public through creative modes like the arts, music, theatre and experiential and thought-provoking sessions.