Making a frank assessment of the recently-concluded Rio+20 summit, a team of environmental experts from Teri maintained that despite not coming up with specific commitments, the meet did help re-focus on the issue of sustainable development.

Nitin Desai, former UN deputy secretary general and distinguished fellow Teri, emphasised India’s stellar role in ensuring that the Obama administration “did not whittle down the principles of equity that had been accepted by the former Bush administration”.

The use of diesel in gensets has a serious health implication, too. A WHO report released recently certified diesel fumes as a carcinogen. “The toxicity of diesel fumes has been confirmed beyond doubt after this report. It has been established now that diesel fumes cause cancer, especially lung cancer,” says CSE’s Roychowdhury. There have been no large-scale studies on how much the fumes generated by DG sets contribute to air pollution but a recent Bangalore-based study by TERI has found such sets to be the largest source of toxic gases after the transport segment. “The study reveals that in Bangalore, diesel gensets have been the biggest source of nitrogen dioxide emissions after vehicles,” says Sharma.

Buksh Foundation and The Energy and Research Institute (TERI India) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for ‘Lighting a Million Lives’ project.

The operators of commercial spaces such as malls, shops and other such establishments in Uttar Pradesh have won their supposed fight for customers’ right to shop and spend leisure time in a comfort

As the two-day Rio+20 Summit kicks off in Brazil to brainstorm on how to save the planet by promoting a green economy, The Energy and Resources Institute of India (TERI) has called for a framework

A firm decision will improve the health of OMCs, government finances and rural citizens who use kerosene

New Delhi: Going by a survey carried out by The Energy Resource Institute (TERI), Delhiites are highly conscious of their environment and feel that problems related to pollution have increased.

The Planning Commission hailed it as a future fuel and the industry projected it as a viable biofuel crop. But the Union Rural Development Ministry led by Jairam Ramesh feels otherwise.

The super-vision mission team of World Bank, with the help of District Poverty Initiatives Project, appreciated the self-confidence, vision and awareness of rural women trying to earn their livelih

NEW DELHI: Rapping the rural development ministry's land resources department for the "inordinate delay" in finalising a bio-fuels programme, a parliamentary panel has sought for the matter be plac