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Tata Energy Research Institute (TERI)
Jennifer Ellen Coffman
THE ENERGY AND Resources Institute (TERI) began in 1974 as the Tata Energy Research Institute. Motivated by concerns about finite, nonrenewable energy resources and pollution, Darbari Seth, a chemical engineer working for Tata Chemicals, proposed a research institute dedicated to the collection and dissemination of information regarding energy production and utilization. R.J.D. Tata, then chairman of the Tata Group, actively supported the institute, and TERI was formally established in Delhi in 1974. By 1982, TERI had expanded to include research activities in the fields of energy, environment, and sustainable development. As the scope of activities continued to widen, TERI maintained its acronym, although it was renamed the Energy and Resources Institute in 2003. Now, TERTs staff of over 700 ...