Wheeling towards sustainable pottery making in Khurja

11 Apr 2024
| Mongabay India

The famed pottery industry in Khurja, Uttar Pradesh, has undergone significant modernisation over the years, transitioning from coal-fired kilns to more sustainable options like natural gas, thereby improving energy-efficiency and reducing environmental impact. Mr Prosanto Pal, Associate Director of the Industrial Energy Efficiency Division at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), notes the environmental benefits of Kharja’s shift to natural gas, highlighting its minimal impact on

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Green hydrogen push needs to be substantive

10 Apr 2024
| Hindustan Times

Net-zero emissions and green hydrogen are often mentioned together these days. At present, less than 1% of the hydrogen being produced is green, and that too in demonstration projects. Decarbonising the industrial sector and long-distance road transport, aviation, and shipping would be impossible unless green hydrogen is available. Green hydrogen is difficult to produce because of several factors. First, producing each kilogram needs 50 units of power, with a 70% efficiency of

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Why Uttarakhand govt wants to evaluate the risk of Glacial Lake Outburst Floods

05 Apr 2024
| The Indian Express

The Uttarakhand government has constituted two teams of experts to evaluate the risk posed by five potentially hazardous glacial lakes in the region. These lakes are prone to Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOFs), the kind of events that have resulted in several disasters in the Himalayan states in recent years. The goal of the risk assessment exercise is to minimise the possibility of a GLOF incident and provide more time for relief and evacuation in case of a breach.

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Tiger burning bright in the forests of Uttarakhand, but women cannot wait or shirk duty

03 Apr 2024
| 101 Reporters

Climate change is exacerbating an already disturbed system. Forests, wildlife and rural areas are all under pressure. Due to the socio-economic conditions in Uttarakhand, only women go to the forests for wood and fodder, hence both the burden of labour and climate threat are more on them. That is why women are also victims of human-wildlife conflict, says Ms Suruchi Bhadwal, Senior Fellow and Director, Earth Science and Climate Change Division, TERI.

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Will climate change swing India's election?

31 Mar 2024
| Eco-Business

As the world's largest democracy heads for the polls, India's political parties have been concerningly quiet about climate change. Home to 1.4 billion people, India is among the most climate-vulnerable countries. Yet, discussions about climate action and sustainability are curiously absent in election campaigns and political narratives. Why isn't air quality a central discussion in the campaign, given that most Indian cities rank among the world’s most polluted and why is water security not

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By when can India indigenise electric vehicle production? | Explained

30 Mar 2024
| The Hindu

The Union government on March 15 approved a policy to promote India as a manufacturing hub for electric vehicles (EVs). Broadly, the policy attempts to pave the way for global EV manufacturers to invest in India and to manufacture locally. "This will provide Indian consumers with access to latest technology, boost the Make in India initiative, strengthen the EV ecosystem by promoting healthy competition among EV players," the government stated, adding that this move would lead to

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International Day of Zero Waste 2024: 'Encouraging Zero-Waste Efforts'

29 Mar 2024
| ETV Bharat

The International Day of Zero Waste emphasises the critical need to bolster waste management globally and the importance of sustainable production and consumption practices. The Union Ministry for Environment, Forests and Climate Change (UMCD) is responsible for waste management in India. India's waste management regulations are predicated on the concepts of "polluter pays," "sustainable development," and "precaution." According to TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute), every year India

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Narmada aarti to floating sun panels—holy Omkareshwar is putting MP on global solar map

25 Mar 2024
| The Print

The Omkareshwar Dam solar park is the most ambitious project of its kind in India. Set to be operational by 1 April, it will generate enough electricity to light up 9 lakh homes. Upon completion, the project will cover 6.6 square kilometres of water surface and generate over 40.50 lakh units of electricity. Covering a water body's surface area up to a limit of 40 per cent minimises the impact on underwater ecology, according to Mr Sandeep Thakre, Associate Fellow, The Energy and

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क्लाइमेट चेंज की भेंट चढ़ेंगी करोड़ों नौकरियां

23 Mar 2024
| Navbharat Times

The environmental crisis emerges as one of the foremost challenge of this century. Given this scenario, the crucial question arises: What level of priority will the environment and renewable energy hold for the next government after the Lok Sabha Elections? To mark the 50th Anniversary of TERI, Navbharat Times conducted an interview with Dr Vibha Dhawan, Director General, TERI.

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Water sustainability awards highlight collaboration and innovation for water security

22 Mar 2024
| Outlook Planet

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) hosted the third edition of the prestigious Water Sustainability Awards (WSA) on the eve of World Water Day. The event emphasised the need for collaboration and innovation to address water challenges and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Key Highlights of the event included a Panel Discussion on Experts discussed water use efficiency, highlighting the importance of water audits and best practices for reducing industrial water

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On the Eve of World Water Day, Stakeholders from Various Sectors Recognized for their Transformative Efforts Towards Ensuring Water Sustainability

22 Mar 2024

Government representatives and experts gathered for the prestigious third edition of Water Sustainability Awards (WSA) organized by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), on the eve of World Water Day. The emphasis of the event was on the universal importance of water stewardship and the pressing need for collaborative and participatory approach that would create a ripple effect across generations and communities. The event was an occasion to recognize the efforts of the people who

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Pioneering Sustainable Agriculture for a Greener Tomorrow

20 Mar 2024
| Agriculture World

We need to keep pushing the boundaries and find solutions to arrest global warming. We must come up with innovative and smart solutions in the field of renewable energy, and agriculture, says Dr Vibha Dhawan, Director General, TERI.

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