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It is a myth that green buildings cost more; sustainable is affordable (Interview with Mr Sanjay Seth, Senior Director, Sustainable Buildings Division, TERI)

09 Jan 2018
| Mint

In an interview with the newspaper, Mr Sanjay Seth, Senior Director of Sustainable Buildings Division, TERI, speaks about green buildings, making houses resource efficient, GRIHA's role, and more.

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GRIHA Council Signs an MoU with PWD, Government of Maharashtra

07 Jan 2018
| Lokmat

GRIHA Council signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Public Works Department (PWD), Government of Maharashtra (GoM) on January 6, 2018, for promotion and implementation of GRIHA in Maharashtra. The MoU was signed by Shri Ajit Sagane, Secretary (Works), PWD, GoM and Shri Sanjay Seth, Chief Executive Officer, GRIHA Council, in the presence of Hon\'ble Minister, Public Works, Shri Chandrakant Patil, and other senior officials of PWD and GRIHA Council. PWD had issued a notification

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A turbulent transition state (Interview with Dr Ajay Mathur, Director-General, TERI)

06 Jan 2018
| The Statesman

In an interview with the newspaper Dr Ajay Mathur, Director-General of TERI, speaks on the energy issues plaguing India, given the country\'s commitment to move towards renewable energy and its commitment at the Paris Climate Change Summit in December 2016.

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Cyber City junction is more polluted than IFFCO Chowk: TERI study

05 Jan 2018
| NYOOZ

Air at Shankar Chowk, the traffic junction of Cyber City, was found to be the city's most polluted, according to a survey conducted by TERI during the last week of November 2017. The Gwalpahari junction was the least polluted among the three sites TERI studied. The survey was conducted at three areas - Cyber City, Gwalpahari and IFFCO Chowk.

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NABARD commences digitisation of SHGs

01 Jan 2018
| Navhind Times

Self Help Groups in Goa will soon be on the digital map with NABARD launching the EShakti project recently for digitisation of the groups. The pan-India project is being implemented in 100 districts in a phased manner. In Goa both the districts – north and south Goa are a part of the project. The implementation of the project is by the Mineral Foundation of Goa and TERI.

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Amid push for rural grid extension, distribution franchising could deliver reliable energy access in India

20 Dec 2017
| Medium

The government is banking on state-owned utilities and a centralized grid, but global trends point to a decentralized model in partnership with private sector, community. A rural franchise model for distribution and revenue collection was operational in more than a dozen states and produced a range of positive results in tens of thousands of villages based on analysis done by TERI. The model relied on nearly 5,000 “Self Help Groups” (SHGs), locally trained community teams responsible for

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GRIHA launches rating system for government houses for urban poor

18 Dec 2017
| News18

 

The Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA) Council has launched ratings for houses constructed under the government\'s affordable housing scheme, indicating their level of sustainability. There would be ratings between one and five stars. This would help consumers know about the sustainability of the houses. The GRIHA Council is an not-for-profit society jointly setup by TERI and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy to promote green buildings in India. In his

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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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