The necessity of electricity distribution companies

10 Jun 2023 |
Mr Ajay Shankar
| The Hindu

The idea of dispensing with the Discoms and letting the free market solve the problems of the power sector appears deceptively simple and attractive, writes Mr Ajay Shankar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI.

Aluminium will fast-track journey to net zero

07 Jun 2023 |
Dr Vibha Dhawan
| The Hindu Business Line

The versatile metal is being increasingly deployed across manufacturing sectors to lower the carbon footprint says Dr Vibha Dhawan, Director General, TERI

A funding solution for developing nations’ climate challenge

26 May 2023 |
Mr Manjeev Singh Puri
| The Indian Express

Global multilateral development banks can help direct private capital in the developed world for green projects in developing countries says Mr Manjeev Singh Puri, Distinguished Fellow, Earth Science and Climate Change Division TERI and former Ambassador and lead climate negotiator.

Giving momentum to decentralised solar power generation

15 May 2023 |
Mr Ajay Shankar
| ET Energyworld

A simple approach would be to announce a price at which the Distribution Company would buy solar power in the Kw range, is worth considering for boosting decentralised solar, writes Mr Ajay Shankar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI.

Vehicle Scrappage: Ring out old vehicles for green road transport

06 May 2023 |
Dr Asha Ram Sihag
| Ms Akshaya Paul
| The Financial Express

The automobile sector is a raw material intensive hard-to-abate sector making it a natural candidate for implementing circularity on the road to net-zero in 2070 says Dr Asha Ram Sihag, Distinguished Fellow, Resource Efficiency and Governance Division, TERI and former Secretary, Ministry of Heavy Industries, Government of India and Ms Akshaya Paul, Research Associate, Transport and Urban Governance Division, TERI.

Our rivers have rights

01 May 2023 |
| Dr Syamal Kumar Sarkar, TERI and Dr Girija Bharat, Founder Director, Mu Gamma Consultants
| The Hindu Business Line

Rivers are valuable natural sources for drinking water, provide sediments to floodplains, valley, and contribute to the rich biodiversity. They are contributors of ground water recharge to acquirers and interconnect the ecological and hydrological systems. They include different orders of streams and their catchments. They have a right to life, which needs protection write Dr Syamal Kumar Sarkar, Distinguished Fellow, Water Resources Division, TERI and Dr Girija Bharat is the Founder Director of Mu Gamma Consultants, Gurugram.

India's climate policy is about pursuing intent with action

29 Apr 2023 |
Dr Vibha Dhawan
| Sunday Guardian

India's national policies have shifted substantially towards the global call for climate commitments says Dr Vibha Dhawan, Director General, TERI.

Enhancement of Conscious Consumerism

31 Mar 2023 |
Dr Mayurika Goel
| Ms Mehak Kaur, Research student, TERI
| TerraGreen Vol.12:49-50, March 2023 issue

Creation of colours through fermentation of nonpathogenic fungi on agricultural waste-based media can be used to produce pigments with bioactivities such as antimicrobial, antioxidant, anticancer and others in a sustainable way, write Ms Mehak Kaur, Research student, Sustainable Agriculture Division, TERI and Dr Mayurika Goel, Associate Fellow, Sustainable Agriculture Division, TERI.

Hydrogen Mission needs solid implementation

27 Mar 2023 |
Mr Ajay Shankar
| The Hindu Business Line

National Green Hydrogen Mission aims to make India the Global Hub for producing, using, and exporting Green Hydrogen and to assume technology and market leadership. A combination of competitive procurement and subsidy is needed to create demand for green hydrogen. With creative policy instruments used with speed, flexibility, and agility, we could be at the global frontier in this decade and at affordable costs, writes Mr Ajay Shankar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI.

Centre, states must join hands to ease water woes

22 Mar 2023 |
Dr Syamal Kumar Sarkar
| The Tribune

In the absence of reforms in India's water sector, the existing 256 water-stressed districts out of 766 in the country will tend to be water-scarce in the coming years, and more districts will fall in the water-stressed category. Every citizen must become a change agent regarding the way they consume and manage water. Preparing a climate-resilient water agenda has to be expedited; it should then be implemented urgently, says Dr Syamal Kumar Sarkar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI.