Sustainable Development with a fully circular economy as the new paradigm

16 Feb 2023 |
Mr Ajay Shankar
| Financial Express

The impossibility of humanity continuing on the present trajectory of economic growth is becoming quite clear, sustainable development with a fully circular economy has to become the new paradigm rather than growth in GDP says Mr Ajay Shankar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI.

Pump Storage Plants: The way ahead for Energy Storage in India

07 Feb 2023 |
Mr Ajay Shankar
| ET EnergyWorld

The speedy development of PSPs is a necessity for achieving the highly ambitious 2030 targets, and success on this front would take India to the global frontier in the deployment of energy storage, says Mr Ajay Shankar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI.

Cities as global actors: Enhancing urban leadership at G20

30 Jan 2023 |
Ms Rhea Srivastava
| The Economic Times

When countries negotiate climate action at high-profile international forums, local perspectives and leadership largely remain on the sidelines. According to UN predictions, by 2050, 75% of the world’s population would reside in urban areas. As a result, local leadership and governance will have an increasingly significant global impact, writes Rhea Srivastava, Research Associate, Transport and Urban Governance Division, 

Women, Energy Justice and Community Radio: Harmonizing the Wavelength

29 Jan 2023 |
Dr G Mini
Ms Rashmi Murali
Mr N S Prasad
| Energy Review, Vol 5(1)

In this article the author discussed about the unique accomplishment of a project implemented by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) with support from Innovate UK in 2021. The project successfully addressed the tripartite challenges related to energy access, gender empowerment and just transitions in Mukteshwar, Uttarakhand. The project involved launching various renewable energy-based technologies, one being the installation of solar PV system to support the operation of the Kumaon Vani - 90.4 MHz. This unique community radio station was established by TERI in 2010 to facilitate a dynamic platform for deliberations on sustainability issues in this agrarian community. The radio programme is highly popular in the region with active participation from both men and women alike. This entire activity subtly contributed to the larger goals of the just transition movement while ensuring sustainable energy supply for the radio station, write Dr G Mini Govindan, Senior Fellow, Social Transformation and CSR Division, Ms. Rashmi Murali, Associate Fellow, Social Transformation and CSR Division and Mr. N S Prasad, Senior Fellow, Renewable Energy Technologies Division, TERI.

Decentralised waste water treatment systems to improve water security

23 Jan 2023 |
| Dr Somnath Pal and Ms Charu Bhanot
| Mongabay

The decentralised wastewater treatment systems (DEWATS) approach is considered a cost-effective method of wastewater treatment in rural and semi-urban India. DEWATS in India face challenges over a time, as they are unable to meet the effluent standards. The lack of community participation and the delay in adoption of technology-specific regulations for maintenance are some of the challenges. According to the authors Dr. Somnath Pal and Ms. Charu Bhanot, Research Associates, TERI, the decentralised wastewater treatment and reuse system may acquire popularity with the right mix of higher water charges, tougher enforcement, and incentives for early adopters.

India must be alert to changing climate politics

04 Jan 2023 |
Mr Manjeev Singh Puri
| Hindustan Times

The next COP will be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and politics is bound to be at the centre stage. There are several reasons for this, writes Mr Manjeev Singh Puri, Distinguished Fellow, Earth Science and Climate Change Division, TERI.

Tackling climate action roadblocks in 2023

31 Dec 2022 |
Mr R R Rashmi
| The New Indian Express

The government has reiterated in the Long-Term Low Emission Development Strategy that it is keen to encourage green hydrogen and biofuel investments. However, this entails a clear assessment of the demand from various sectors and investments within a timeframe, writes Mr R R Rashmi, Distinguished Fellow,  Resource Efficiency & Governance Division, TERI.

Need for integrated water and climate agenda

30 Dec 2022 |
Dr Syamal Kumar Sarkar
| The Tribune

There is a need for India to undertake planned efforts to address climate change mitigation and adaptation. Improving water-use efficiency, strengthening early water-warning systems with precision for flood forecast, adopting climate-proofing of cities and resilience measures, increasing groundwater storage, well-managed effluents and other wastewater should be initiated as major steps. Groundwater has to be used in a sustainable way, writes Dr Syamal Kumar Sarkar, Distinguished Fellow & Senior Director, Water Resources Division, TERI.