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Deal inked for biofuel research

31 Oct 2018
| The Hindu

The Department of Biotechnology has signed a three-year, Rs 11 crore deal with TERI to set up a centre to produce "advanced biofuels and bio-commodities." The bio-centre would be focussed on not only developing technology but also commercialising it. Other than fuel, by-products envisaged at the TERI-DBT Centre include food, feed, nutrition supplements, bio-plastics and novelty speciality chemicals.

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Invest kerosene subsidy savings in solar lighting: Study

22 Aug 2018
| Business Standard

A part of kerosene subsidy savings in India could be invested in helping the vulnerable section of society access clean lighting through off-grid solar lighting technologies, a new study has suggested. The study by International Institute for Sustainable Development and TERI explored the business model for a 'kerosene-solar subsidy swap’. It says a shift to solar lighting will reduce the need for ongoing expenditure on subsidies because any government support would help cover one-off capital

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Weather alarms highlight need to accelerate low-carbon economy

12 Aug 2018
| Business Standard

India has to offer a lot of positive examples of climate ambition and clean energy development, Director-General, TERI, Dr Ajay Mathur said. The growth of renewables, the increase in energy efficiency, scaling up of electric mobility and even the recognition of linkages between air quality and climate change all demonstrate the country's climate action, Dr Mathur said. The challenges posed by climate change offer a slew of opportunities for corporate houses to take the lead.

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CM inaugurates rooftop solar plants of 506 KW in Dwarka

05 Aug 2018
| The Pioneer

As part of BSES Rajdhani Power Limited's "Solar City Initiative - Solarise Dwarka", grid connected rooftop solar plants of 506 KW was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Delhi. The Solarise Dwarka initiative is being implemented by BRPL in collaboration with TERI and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ India) under its Indo-German Solar Partnership project.

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TERI lights up 50,000 Bihar households with solar home lighting systems

19 Jul 2018
| Mercon India

TERI has built a partnership with Bihar Rural Livelihoods Promotion Society's JEEViKA programme through an innovative institutional model to make clean energy products affordable to local women-based self-help groups (SHGs). To date, the program has benefitted over 50,000 households across Bihar by providing access to Solar Home Lighting Systems and clean cookstoves. The programme aims to complement the government's vision of enriching rural livelihoods by providing reliable electricity to

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India may hit Paris climate targets ahead of schedule: TERI

28 Jun 2018
| The Hindu Business line

India may well achieve the national targets set to address climate change under the Paris Agreement before 2030, as around 30 per cent of the country's installed electricity generation capacity is now non-fossil-based. India's target is 40 per cent non-fossil-based power capacity by 2030. "We can meet the targets ahead of schedule if we are able to meet our solar battery cost challenges," says Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General of TERI and a member of the Prime Minister's Council on Climate

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Navi Mumbai's first 'waste-to-energy' project to be inaugurated in 2 weeks

26 Apr 2018
| Hindustan Times

The Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) has readied its first-ever waste-to-energy plant in the city. The civic body along with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) has developed a unit wherein coconut waste will be processed to generate electricity. The plant has been developed near the dumping ground in Turbhe.

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Air pollution, waste management continue to be areas of concern: report

04 Apr 2018
| Business Standard

Air pollution and waste management continue to be areas of concern and in 2016, over 68 per cent of air quality monitoring sites exceeded the annual ambient concentration level of PM2.5, according to a report by TERI. TERI has launched its yearly data directory TERI Energy Data Directory and Yearbook (TEDDY) 2018. The yearbook said air pollution and waste management are still areas of concern. Data from 2015 shows that almost all states experienced high concentrations of PM10, exceeding CPCB

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Solar power will cost less than thermal in 6-7 years, says Ajay Mathur

10 Mar 2018
| Business Standard

At a time when air pollution has become a leading environmental threat to public health, TERI's Director-General, Dr Ajay Mathur,  said that India's dependence on thermal power would end by 2050. Dr Mathur, in an interview with the newspaper, said solar batteries would become cheaper than coal by the mid-2020s and nuclear power is not economically viable for the country now.

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India chapter of Energy Transitions Commission launched

15 Feb 2018
| UNI

The India Chapter of the Energy Transitions Commission India (ETC India) has been launched by TERI. ETC India is a unique, high-level, multi-stakeholder platform on energy and electricity sector transitions in India. It will focus on policy, research and outreach on decarbonising the power sector. ETC India is the first country-specific Commission. India was chosen to have its own ETC as the country is taking great strides in transitioning towards renewable sources of energy.

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Surat emerges as leading 'solar smart city' in country

19 Jan 2018
| The Times of India

Surat has emerged as the country's leading 'solar smart city' as per Akshay Urja, the bimonthly newsletter of the Ministry of New And Renewable Energy, Government of India. A recent article in Akshay Urja says that Surat  is among one of the few cities in India to have met the expectations in the field of renewable energy after the launch of 'Smart Cities Mission' by the government in 2015. The guidelines of the Ministry of Urban Development, which identified 100 smart cities in the country

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A turbulent transition state (Interview with Dr Ajay Mathur, Director-General, TERI)

06 Jan 2018
| The Statesman

In an interview with the newspaper Dr Ajay Mathur, Director-General of TERI, speaks on the energy issues plaguing India, given the country\'s commitment to move towards renewable energy and its commitment at the Paris Climate Change Summit in December 2016.

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