TERI in the News
TERI and Jain Irrigation Systems launches a 'Resource Centre on Water Use Efficiency' to promote innovations and best practices19 January 2015| Equity Bulls
TERI and Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd. launched a 'Resource Centre on Water Use Efficiency' during a panel discussion, where eminent experts came up with new ideas and in the areas of water use, micro-irrigation techniques and technological tools to improve efficiency in the Indian agricultural sector. They shared their experiences and successful case studies for replication across the country during a panel discussion, titled 'Irrigation Water Use Efficiency - Way forward'. The launch of the 'Resource Centre on Water Use Efficiency' assumes significance as the agriculture sector accounts for about 85 per cent of the total water consumption as well as more than 25 per cent of electricity consumption.
Toxic food crop goes to seed16 January 2015| The Pioneer
In a significant move, the National Green Tribunal has prohibited cultivation of edible crop on the floodplains of Yamuna here, saying the vegetables grown there were \"highly contaminated\" and their consumption could lead to cancer. A 2012 study carried out by TERI had indicated the presence of heavy metals in vegetables that were grown with water from the Yamuna.
TERI's second campus to come up in Telangana5 January 2015| The Times of India
With TERI's second campus scheduled to come up in Hyderabad by 2016, the city is all set to become an international centre for research and training on renewable energy at a time when India needs a major boost in this sector. Citing availability of abundant land in the state as a major reason for choosing Telangana for TERI\'s second campus, Dr Pachauri said that Hyderabad, with abundant sunshine throughout the year and possibilities for harnessing wind energy, could become an international centre for research and training on renewable energy technologies. Dr Pachauri also urged banks and other financial institutions to get involved and bring in overseas investment as well.
Top firms should invest more in renewable energy R&D: Pachauri5 January 2015| Business Standard
Top oil and some of the better power generation companies in the country need to step up their investment in renewable energy research and development, said Chairperson of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and Director-General of TERI, Dr R K Pachauri. On whether the government lacked funds for carrying out more research in renewable energy, Dr Pachauri said, while the country had a \"very very long way\" to go in its research, the government should \"restructure the way research is done\" in the country. According to him, renewable energy research should be \"result-oriented\". Speaking to mediapersons after the stone laying ceremony of TERI\'s campus coming up on 40 acres in Hyderabad, Dr Pachauri said the world would have to \"treble or quadruple\" energy generation target from zero-carbon sources by 2050 in order to limit global temperature increase to not more than two-degree celsius by the end of 21st century.
Review of national targets must for climate action: Pachauri24 December 2014| The Hindu
While India and other countries have been opposing a review of their national contributions to tackle climate change, chairperson of the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Dr R K Pachauri is firm that unless there is a process of review in place, the direction the world is taking to tackle climate change will not be clear. A periodic review of targets and achievements is a must, Dr Pachauri said in an interview. It is important between now and the new treaty in Paris and beyond, to focus on the need to keep reviewing what countries were doing in relation to what needs to be done and what is optimal from the scientific point of view. The 15th Delhi Sustainable Development Summit to be held in February will also provide a platform to discuss this review, Dr Pachauri said.
Kumaon varsity collaborates with European Commission on biomass research21 December 2014| The Times of India
The Kumaon University has joined hands with the European Commission to carry out research in the field of biomass and bio-waste. This collaboration is under the part of the project, SAHYOG (Strengthening Networking on Biomass Research and Biowaste Conversion - Biotechnology for Europe-India Integration), jointly funded by the European Commission and the department of biotechnology under ministry of science and technology. The project is being coordinated by the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development and TERI.
Kolkata hosts youth seminar at Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management19 December 2014| India Blooms
Recognising the multi-dimensional potential of young minds in realising the sustainable development goals, TERI in collaboration with The Ministry of Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, Youth Affairs and Sports conducted an interactive youth seminar at the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management in Kolkata to sensitise young minds on issues pertaining to safe water access in the world, with a special focus on regional issues and finding sustainable solutions through innovation and collaboration with young minds.
Study recommends treating e-rickshaw as motor vehicles18 December 2014| India TV
A study on e-rickshaws has recommended that the battery-operated vehicles be treated as motor vehicles. All the e-rickshaws tested on the field had motor power in excess of 250 Watts and a few e-rickshaws showed speed level above 25 kmph while others had speed in the range of 20-25 kmph. Based on the above results, TERI recommended treating these e-rickshaws as motor vehicles, the study conducted by TERI said. A bill, Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill, 2014, to regularise e-rickshaws and provide for driving licences for battery-operated vehicles has already been introduced in the Lok Sabha. Earlier the Delhi Transport Department had commissioned TERI to do a study on the battery operated three wheeler vehicles.
TERI and UTC set up Centre of Excellence for Energy Efficient Buildings in India17 December 2014| The Economic Times
TERI and United Technologies Corporation have launched a Centre of Excellence for Energy Efficient Buildings in India. The Centre will work towards evaluation of the existing building energy rating systems, derivation of tools and techniques for energy management, real time reporting of consumption, and identification and cost benefit analysis of conservation measures, TERI and UTC said in a joint statement.
Pachauri hails Sino-US deal on greenhouse emissions control13 November 2014| Global Times
Dr R K Pachauri, Chairperson of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and Director-General of TERI, commended the agreement between China and the United States on cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Dr Pachauri described the climate agreement between the United States and China as "a big step forward" and "a very encouraging development". However, extensive cuts in emissions are needed if global warming is to be limited to 2 degrees Celsius, Dr Pachauri said. In this sense, the goals of the United States and China are just "a beginning," he added.