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Himachal to propose ‘green budget’: Dhumal


September 11th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 11 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government would be proposing a 'green budget' in the next fiscal year, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said here Tuesday."The 'green budget' would ... Read more...

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‘With power losses of $40 bn, India needs periodic tariff hikes’ (Lead)


August 30th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) India's power distribution firms have accumulated losses worth a whopping $40 billion, which requires staggered hikes in tariff to ensure their sustainability, a top expert ... Read more...

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India urgently needs power tariff increase, says ex-secretary


August 30th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, August 30 (IANS) India needs graded doses of power tariff increase to ensure the sustainability of distribution companies, a senior power expert said here Thursday.Addressing the conference "Ensuring ... Read more...

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Eco-friendly stove a boon for rural women (With Image)


July 25th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Juelkunti (Karnataka), July 25 (IANS) Time was when women of this village of 121 households had to daily trudge for considerable distances to gather firewood to light their stoves for ... Read more...

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`Cuba’s water treatment system needs to be fixed’


July 21st, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, July 21 (IANS/EFE) Cuba's aging, inadequate water treatment system needs to be fixed, state television quoted an official as saying.National Hydraulic Resources Institute, or INRH president Ines Maria Chapman ... Read more...

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Experts look at positives of Rio Earth Summit


July 2nd, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Though the Rio Earth Summit held last month did not come up with any major outcomes, but it did provide a wide canvas of concepts ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Delhiites feel their environment has deteriorated


June 5th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) A majority of respondents to a survey on the capital's enviroment feel that its quality has worsened, while nearly half of them perceive a reduction in ... Read more...

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Innovations needed for sustainable farming, say experts


June 2nd, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) The Indian agriculture sector is currently facing a number of challenges and needs to adopt innovative technologies to achieve sustainability, said experts at a conference ... Read more...

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Polar explorer launches environmental awareness programme


April 20th, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Renowned environmentalist and polar explorer Robert Swan launched the fourth phase of Project SEARCH, an environmental sustainability awareness programme, here Friday.The project's fourth phase aims ... Read more...

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‘Good for you’, ‘Good for the earth’ initiative to protect environment (With image)


April 5th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) If it's "Good for you", it's "Good for the earth". That's the new initiative launched by a leading beverage packager to increase awareness about environment ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

TERI to open centre in Himachal


February 9th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 9 (IANS) The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) will open its centre in Himachal Pradesh to help the state adopt measures on climate change, Chief Minister Prem Kumar ... Read more...

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Abhishek to receive award from Arnie


February 1st, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Abhishek Bachchan couldn't have asked for more. The actor will be honoured for his efforts towards creating a greener environment at a function here ... Read more...

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Pachauri backs green building technologies


January 16th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Warning that India is facing an energy security challenge, renowned environmentalist R.K. Pachauri, director general of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) Monday said use of ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Himachal to have climate change centre


December 31st, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 31 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh will have a centre to study climatic changes and their impact on environment, an official statement said here Saturday.Environmentalist R.K. Pachauri, director general of ... Read more...

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ICT key to combat climate change, say experts


December 22nd, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) Information and communications technology (ICT) can play a major role in combating climate change by encouraging adoption of green practices, experts said Thursday."ICT could help ... Read more...

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India planning special renewable energy zones: Abdullah


August 17th, 2011 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) To bring down the cost of renewable energy (RE) systems, India is chalking out a comprehensive plan for creating "special RE zones", Minister for New ... Read more...

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Cooperation needed for sustainable development: US


July 18th, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Ahead of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit to India, the US Monday said it planned to spend $100 million on clean energy projects ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Arun Seth named chairman of Alcatel-Lucent in India


July 6th, 2011 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) French telecom firm Alcatel-Lucent Wednesday said it has appointed telecom leader Arun Seth as chairman for its India operations.Seth, who is the non-executive chairman of ... Read more...

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Delhi has high level of air pollutants


June 22nd, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Delhi has high levels of air pollutants and ozone and the latter has harmful impact on health and agricultural yield, a study revealed Wednesday.The Energy ... Read more...

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India needs roadmap for cleaner fuels: Pachauri


June 15th, 2011 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) India urgently needs a roadmap for introducing cleaner fuels to reduce vehicular emissions, the major source of air pollution, The Energy and Resources Institute ... Read more...

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International summit to discuss water resource management


April 12th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) An international summit, beginning here Wednesday, will explore new eco-friendly strategies and technologies in the management of water resources and ways to ensure sustainable development.The ... Read more...

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India should provide leadership, says UN climate chief (Lead)


February 5th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) India should play a leadership role to ensure rich nations do more to combat global warming, UN climate chief Christiana Figueres said Saturday."I hope India takes leadership ... Read more...

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We expect leadership from India: UN climate chief


February 5th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) India played an "exceedingly helpful role" in the last climate summit and "we expect the same this year and beyond", UN climate chief Christiana Figueres ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

India, Finland to expand cooperation in energy: Farooq Abdullah


February 4th, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 4 (ANI): Union Minister for New and Renewable Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Friday met Environment Minister of Finland Paula Lehtomaki and stressed on potential cooperation between both countries in ... Read more...

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TERI, Australian varsity to set nano-biotechnology centre


November 28th, 2010 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and Australia's Deakin University Saturday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to set up a research centre in the ... Read more...

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Dhumal to attend global climate change summit


November 2nd, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 2 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal is to attend a global summit on climate change to be held later this month in the US, an official ... Read more...

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TERI University’s three day ‘green’ fest begins


September 18th, 2010 - 1:07 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) University kickstarted its three-day green cultural festival 'Aahvaan 2010' Friday. This year's theme 'Towards zilch lifestyle' is aimed at promoting a ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Online contest on Mahatma Gandhi begins for Delhi kids


August 26th, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) An online competition to promote Mahatma Gandhi's ideals among the school children across Delhi commenced Thursday at the Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas ... Read more...

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India needs stringent regulations to check disasters: Pachauri


August 10th, 2010 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) India should have "strong and effective" regulations to prevent disasters like the oil spill off Mumbai, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) chief R.K. Pachauri said ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

TERI organises waste management campaign in Chandigarh


August 1st, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Chandigarh, Aug 1 (ANI): The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) launched a waste management campaign in collaboration with a private company in Punjab's Chandigarh city to make students aware about recycling waste, ... Read more...

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Sustainable development a challenge: Sheila Dikshit


June 5th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Saturday termed sustainable development and making the national capital more habitable a challenge that needed to be addressed by all stakeholders. "The city ... Read more...

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TERI to work with Seychelles on enhancing knowledge base


June 3rd, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 3 (ANI-Business Wire India): The Republic of Seychelles and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) would be working jointly towards a series of activities in the areas of climate ... Read more...

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TERI to help light up Bihar villages


March 18th, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 18 (IANS) The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) will help power-starved Bihar light up thousands of village homes with solar energy. TERI director R.K. Pachauri offered help to Bihar Chief ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Independent scientists to review IPCC report


February 27th, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Bali, Feb 27 (IANS) A group of independent scientists will review the working and the reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in the wake of mistakes being found in ... Read more...

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Erstwhile climate saint Pachauri battles allegations to retain credibility


February 9th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb. 9 (ANI): When he jointly received the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former US Vice President Al Gore, UN Climate chief Rajendra K. Pachauri was being seen as a ... Read more...

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