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Delhi pollution: Vehicles, not stubble burning, main cause, says TERI study

01 Nov 2018
| India Today

Pollution, in Delhi and its surrounding areas, is the most severe during winter months. Starting end-October, beginning-November smog covers the entire region. A study, conducted by TERI, throws some light on the reasons behind pollution in Delhi. According to TERI's Dr Sumit Sharma, who works on environment and pollution issues, 36 per cent of the pollution has its source in Delhi itself, 34 per cent in National Capital Region while 30 per cent comes from across international borders.

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Deal inked for biofuel research

31 Oct 2018
| The Hindu

The Department of Biotechnology has signed a three-year, Rs 11 crore deal with TERI to set up a centre to produce "advanced biofuels and bio-commodities." The bio-centre would be focussed on not only developing technology but also commercialising it. Other than fuel, by-products envisaged at the TERI-DBT Centre include food, feed, nutrition supplements, bio-plastics and novelty speciality chemicals.

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Reasons why Indian roads are dangerous, other than bad driving

16 Oct 2018
| The Times of India

Vadodara and Thiruvananthapuram seem to be more pedestrian friendly than many metros as less than 10% of the footpaths in these cities are encroached on, a field audit carried out for the Supreme Court Committee on Road Safety has indicated. On the other hand, Rajkot, Ahmedabad and Hisar are at the bottom with more than 80% of the total footpath length in these cities encroached upon. The survey done by IIT-Delhi, DIMTS and TERI as a part of an audit conducted for the apex court panel

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India’s leading oil companies must install vapour recovery systems: NGT

14 Oct 2018
| Rajya Sabha

India’s National Green Tribunal has told state-controlled oil companies to equip their stations with vapour recovery devices by October 31, in an effort to reduce toxic emissions at fuel stations.

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CM attends TERI Meet – The Voice of Sikkim

09 Oct 2018
| Sikkim News

The Chief Minister of Sikkim Mr Pawan Chamling presided over the inaugural session of The Eastern and Northeastern Region Policy Dialogue on "Making Liveable Cities: Challenges and Way Forward". Organized by TERI, the dialogue was held primarily to bring together policy makers, academicians and experts under one roof to discuss and deliberate upon the various challenges faced by broadening urban development and its hazards on the environment.

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Boost Kolkata's tram infra, explore dual-use of overhead power lines: TERI

05 Oct 2018
| Business Standard

TERI has advocated bolstering the city’s tram infrastructure, including exploring the possibility of electric buses making use of the same overhead power supply network. Tram infrastructure should be improved. The state government can explore dual-use of tram overhead power supply network, as the same can be shared by electric buses, said TERI’s Director General Dr Ajay Mathur on the sidelines of a Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry programme.

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CESC looking at feasibility of setting up electric vehicle charging stations in Kolkata

04 Oct 2018
| The Hindu Business Line

Power utility CESC Ltd is evaluating the possibility of setting up electric vehicle charging stations in the city. According to Mr Debasish Banerjee, Managing Director, Distribution, CESC, the company is currently trying to understand the mechanism behind setting up and running such power stations. Mr Banerjee was speaking at a seminar on sustainable development jointly organised by the Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry and TERI. Dr Ajay Mathur, Director-General, TERI, said a lot has

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New National Mineral Policy Vs The 2008 Policy

24 Sep 2018
| ET Now

The National Minerals Policy, the third policy in the post-reform period, after NMP 1993 and 2008 is currently being finalised and is expected to be announced in the next few weeks. Given that the mining sector is still languishing - latest GDP nos show the mining sector grew by just 0.1% in the first quarter even as the eco grew 8.2%. Mr S Vijay Kumar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI, speaks on the issue.

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IEA highlights India’s progressive role in the global energy marketplace

04 Sep 2018
| ESI Africa

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has been commended by Mr R K Singh, India’s Minister for Power and New and Renewable Energy, on its contribution to global energy analysis and the substantive progress it is making to ‘open its doors’ to emerging countries. During a recent visit to New Delhi, Dr Fatih Birol, the IEA’s executive director focused on the increasing role of India in the global energy market, highlighting the country’s efforts in boosting electrification, rapidly improving

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Oil prices poised for further hike: International Energy Agency

31 Aug 2018
| The Economic Times

Indian economy remains vulnerable to oil price fluctuations, which makes it important for the country to diversify sources of supply, use biofuels, and to reduce energy consumption by cars, trucks and factories, according to Dr Fatih Birol, Executive Director, IEA. Dr Birol delivered the 17th Darbari Seth Lecture organised by TERI.

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Invest kerosene subsidy savings in solar lighting: Study

22 Aug 2018
| Business Standard

A part of kerosene subsidy savings in India could be invested in helping the vulnerable section of society access clean lighting through off-grid solar lighting technologies, a new study has suggested. The study by International Institute for Sustainable Development and TERI explored the business model for a 'kerosene-solar subsidy swap’. It says a shift to solar lighting will reduce the need for ongoing expenditure on subsidies because any government support would help cover one-off capital

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Use of agricultural residues in power plants can cut Delhi pollution by 8 per cent by 2025: Study

22 Aug 2018
| The Economic Times

The use of agricultural residues in power plants can help reduce pollution in the Delhi-NCR region by 8 per cent by 2025, according to a recent study. The study, conducted jointly by TERI and Automotive Research Association of India, suggests several measures that could help in reducing pollution by 2025. It indicated that up to 26 per cent of pollution in the city in summer is caused by internal factors like vehicular emissions and this goes up to 36 per cent in winter. The study suggested

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