Discussion Paper

Challenges and opportunities - plastic waste management In India With MOEFCC and UNEP, TERI releases discussion paper on the state of plastic waste management in India.

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Policy Brief

Understanding vulnerabilities using a hotspot approach Study shows higher temperature increase in India's mountains affects agriculture, water resources and the millions of people living in the mountains and its foothills

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Article

Consumer is king in ensuring resource efficiency in India A panel discussion on Enabling Ecosystem for Sustainable Choices and Consumer Engagement

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Publications

Improving air conditioners in India

Policy brief
| April 26, 2018

Most modern ACs in India already use climate friendly gases, but increasing their energy efficiency will further boost carbon reduction

​Validation of the SARAH-E Satellite-Based Surface Solar Radiation Estimates over India

Research Paper
| April 23, 2018

​We evaluate the accuracy of the satellite-based surface solar radiation dataset called Surface Solar Radiation Data Set-Heliosat (SARAH-E) against in situ measurements over a variety of sites in India between 1999 and 2014. We primarily evaluate the daily means of surface solar radiation. The results indicate that SARAH-E consistently overestimates surface solar radiation, with a mean

Fighting Plastics: Is ban the way ahead?

Article
| April 20, 2018

Capacity of the local governments to impose a ban ensuring the necessary monitoring mechanism remains a challenge

​Solar microgrids in rural India: Consumers' willingness to pay for attributes of electricity​

Research Paper
| April 18, 2018

This paper assesses consumer valuation of different attributes of electricity supply to elucidate the conflict between solar microgrids and the centralized utility grid in India, as well as to provide insight into supporting government policies and structures. The study contributes significantly to the understanding of the role of microgrids in complementing a centralized system and its value as a sustainable energy solution for development.

Energy Efficiency in Indian Sugar Industries

Research Paper
| April 18, 2018

The energy audits conducted by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in various sugar industries in India indicates that many sugar plants are still using out-dated technology and inefficient equipment, and are following inefficient operating practices.

​Effective Adaptation of Clean Technologies – Solar Roof Top Photo Voltaic (SRTPV) Systems

Research Paper
| April 18, 2018

Government of India had proposed to deployment of 40,000 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar power projects by the year 2021-22 under the National Solar Mission. Detailed review of various policy and guidelines developed for two major schemes such as off-grid and on-grid connected systems revealed that utility companies offered different types of cost effective tariff to facilitate quick start-up, implementation and encourage participation from stakeholders.

Polarized electrode enhances biological direct interspecies electron transfer for methane production in upflow anaerobic bioelectrochemical reactor

Research Paper
| April 17, 2018

​The influence of polarized electrodes on the methane production, which depends on the sludge concentration, was investigated in upflow anaerobic bioelectrochemical (UABE) reactor. When the polarized electrode was placed in the bottom zone with a high sludge concentration, the methane production was 5.34 L/L.d, which was 53% higher than upflow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB) reactor. However, the methane production was reduced to 4.34 L/L.d by placing the electrode in the upper zone of the UABE

Energy efficiency and renewables' share up, so is air pollution and untreated waste

Article
| April 12, 2018

Latest data in energy and environment paints a favourable picture of the status of renewable energy in India, energy supply and demand

Clean cooking challenges in rural India

Article
| April 9, 2018

Complete penetration of clean cooking fuel and cookstoves in rural India requires a multi-pronged approach

Exploring linkages between health and climate change

Article
| April 6, 2018

With the direct and indirect impacts on health becoming equally challenging, what are some of the solutions we have