Adapting cities to climate realities

02 Mar 2024 |
Ms Rhea Srivastava
| Observer Research Foundation

Adapting to climate change is no longer optional. Failing to adapt will lead to severe human, economic, and environmental losses, says Ms Rhea Srivastava, Associate Fellow, Transport and Urban Governance Division, TERI.

Solar Panels for Home Consumption

23 Feb 2024 |
Mr Ajay Shankar
| ET EnergyWorld

The Pradhan Mantri Suryodaya Yojana scheme aims to provide rooftop solar panels to one crore household. The task would involve installations of solar panels at homes with the centre extending 60% of the cost as a subsidy and 40% as a loan to the beneficiary. A good precedent to follow would be the practice of bulk procurement used so effectively to bring down the price of LEDs and more recently electric buses by EESL along with the decision taken at the outset on the rate at which surplus electricity would be brought by the distribution company, says Mr Ajay Shankar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI.

Competitive bidding for Pump Storage Plants Development

18 Feb 2024 |
Mr Ajay Shankar
| The Financial Express

The Ministry of Power has issued guidelines for developing PSPs and the CEA has made its clearance process speedier. The number of projects under development is rising. The pace of development can be further accelerated if the central and state governments assumed a greater role, says Mr Ajay Shankar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI.

India's remarkable journey towards energy transition

14 Feb 2024 |
Mr A K Saxena
| The Economic Times

India's energy transition journey has been remarkable. Setting up ambitious targets ahead of most countries, charting out pathways with enabling policies, schemes, and initiatives, revisiting/re-calibrating them in view of the learning, technology developments and their cost trajectories, etc., have been the underlying strands, says Mr A K Saxena, Senior Fellow and Senior Director, Electricity and Renewables Division TERI.

Sustainable Development: Where is sustainable finance?

07 Feb 2024 |
Mr R R Rashmi
| The Economic Times

It is time that we seriously begin to find policy instruments to mitigate or reduce the physical and transition risks of climate and mandate the domestic financial system to rise to occasion, says Mr R R Rashmi, Distinguished Fellow, Resource Efficiency and Governance Division, TERI.

India an exemplar in fight against global warming

06 Feb 2024 |
Mr Ajay Shankar
| The Tribune

Climate activists need to use platforms such as the upcoming World Sustainable Development Summit to focus on the downward trajectory of per capita emissions, says Mr Ajay Shankar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI.

The potential global benefits of being the most populous country

29 Jan 2024 |
Mr Manjeev Singh Puri
| The Tribune

The first position provides a special opportunity for setting the discourse and shaping global rules. It changes perceptions says Mr Manjeev Singh Puri, Former Ambassador and Distinguished Fellow, Earth Science and Climate Change Division, TERI.

How to make Indian carbon market work

28 Jan 2024 |
Dr Prodipto Ghosh
| Hindustan Times

The current Indian carbon market focuses on the single objective of carbon reductions. In doing so, however, some of the earlier broad objectives may also be realised, says Dr Prodipto Ghosh, Distinguished Fellow, Earth Science and Climate Change Division, TERI.

Multi-pronged strategy needed to conserve groundwater

22 Jan 2024 |
Dr Syamal Kumar Sarkar
| The Tribune

In many states, panchayats have little role in groundwater management. Relevant state departments often retain control over groundwater irrigation management, citing a lack of technical knowledge and expertise among panchayats. This must be reconsidered, emphasising increased participation of the people in groundwater management. Panchayats should be given incentives for groundwater conservation and penalties should be imposed for failing to meet the targets. Water regulators may assume an overseeing role in ensuring sustainable groundwater management in the states and UTs.

COP 28: Advancing Global Equity and Sustainability

15 Jan 2024 |
Dr Yogesh Gokhale
| Employment News

A nation such as India is faced with the challenge of not immediately eliminating coal and fossil fuels but rather gradually reducing reliance on these pollution sources. Consequently, the onus falls on developed countries in the global north, the primary historical emitters, to significantly curtail emissions, says Dr Yogesh Gokhale, Senior Fellow, Land Resources Division, TERI.