Positive impact of improving truck driver comfort
January 14, 2024
| Mr Kumar Kunal and Shri Prakash
| The Financial Express
Truck drivers work long hours on the road, often in tough driving conditions, especially in regions where temperatures range from 43deg C to 47deg C. We should cultivate a safer and more satisfied workforce by reducing driver fatigue, changing driver behaviour, and enhancing overall comfort, says Mr Kumar Kunal, Research Associate and Shri Prakash, Distinguished Fellow, Transport and Urban Governance Division, TERI.
Delhi Metro emerges as 'Reliable Mode of Transport', earns praise for its social, economic, and environmental contributions
January 8, 2024 |
January 8, 2024
The Economic Times
Surpassing expectations, the Delhi Metro has experienced an 8 percent increase in ridership, accommodating around 67 lakh passenger journeys on weekdays. Despite projecting 6,218,861 daily passenger journeys for 2023, the actual figure reached 6,721,020 (weekdays average only) in October 2023. It has earned recognition for its social, economic, and environmental contributions. The various reports from EPCA, the Parliamentary Committee, and TERI emphasize DMRC's crucial role in combating pollution, operational efficiency, and substantial environmental benefits.
The problem with EVs
December 17, 2023 |
December 17, 2023
The Indian Express
India Electric Vehicle Report 2023 notes that EVs could make up more than 40 percent of India's automotive market and generate over $100 billion of revenue by 2030. One of the key concerns is the high share of conventional fuel-based electricity or high-grid emission factor powering EVs. A slight improvement in the efficiency of the thermal power plants has the potential to wipe out the negative burden says Mr Sharif Qamar, Associate Director, Transport and Urban Governance Division, TERI.
Fueling progress: How ‘dirty’ coal will help the world’s most populous country go green
December 15, 2023 |
December 15, 2023
CoP28 resolutions are a forward step in curbing carbon emissions in many ways but there is a need to do more. In India, we are on the right path to meeting energy transition targets as per the announcements made by PM Mr Modi in the past, said Mr Ajay Shankar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI.
EV Adoption – Time to up the ante
December 11, 2023
| The Economic Times
Though Indian cities have tremendous potential to accelerate EV adoption, the impact of city-level actions at large has been relatively under-explored with limited successes says Mr Sharif Qamar, Fellow and Associate Director, Transport and Urban Governance Division, TERI.
Emission control: EVs are not the only solution, alternatives can play big role, TERI DG
November 24, 2023 |
November 24, 2023
For addressing carbon emissions in the auto sector, electrification in various areas, meeting electricity demand through non-fossil sources, and developing low carbon alternatives like hydrogen and biofuels for certain other areas could be the way to go. Adopting circular economy business models also will help in the long term. TERI, a policy research organisation specialising in the fields of energy, environment and sustainable development, is actively working on biofuels, hydrogen, and other alternative fuels.