Opinion

Supplementing the grid with solar to make 'Power for All' a reality in rural India

07 Aug 2018 |
Mr Debajit Palit
| ET Energy World

The right suite of design solutions and delivery models with innovative financial support mechanisms has the potential for distributed solar to complement the centralised grid and support the Indian government's goal of Power for All by 2022, says Mr Debajit Palit, Associate Director, Rural Energy and Livelihoods Division, TERI.

Why energy should be in GST

05 Aug 2018 |
Mr Ajay Shankar
| Business Standard

Steep taxes on petrol and diesel add to the cost of economic activity and reduce the Indian economy’s competitiveness. The two fuels must be brought under GST's purview, says Mr Ajay Shankar, Distinguished Fellow, Director-General's Office, TERI.

Monsoon floods will only get worse in India. This is what can be done to help

04 Aug 2018 |
Mr Prasoon Singh
| Daily O

The estimated loss from floods accounts for $7 billion each year in the country, says Mr Prasoon Singh, Associate Fellow, Earth Science and Climate Change Division, TERI.

Firming up principles of water sharing

24 Jul 2018 |
Dr Syamal Kumar Sarkar
| The Hindu Business Line

Invoking settled international rules, the apex court guidelines are key to resolving water allocation to various States, says Dr S K Sarkar, Senior Director, Water Resources Policy and Management Division, TERI.

E-waste processing: A problem of scale

18 Jul 2018 |
Dr Suneel Pandey
| The Financial Express

India benefits from having a fewer number of e-waste processing units, but of much larger capacity and closer to generation hotspots, says Dr Suneel Pandey, Director, Environment and Waste Management Division, TERI

How India can use Information Technology for universal electricity access

04 Jul 2018 |
Mr Martand Shardul
| ET Energy World

Enhanced interaction between data-science based IT systems and the electricity delivery systems will revolutionize the delivery of services, says Mr Martand Shardul, Associate Fellow, Rural Energy and Livelihoods Division, TERI.

Big worry

22 Jun 2018 |
Mr Nitya Nanda
| The Telegraph

Several local environmental issues that need immediate attention. In West Bengal, this is the groundwater crisis, says Mr Nitya Nanda, Associate Director, Resource Efficiency and Governance Division, TERI.

Heatwaves are health and economic risks

05 Jun 2018 |
Mr Barath Mahadevan
| Ms Vidhu Gupta
| Mint

Several states have formulated action plans, but key gaps are emerging as far as implementation is concerned, says Ms Vidhu Gupta and Mr Barath Mahadevan, Research Associates, Earth Science and Climate Change Division, TERI

Incentivising collection key to Plastic Waste Management

05 Jun 2018 |
Dr Ajay Mathur
| The Financial Express

The Plastic Waste Management (PWM) rules must figure out a way to let people monetise the waste they generate says Dr Ajay Mathur, Director-General, TERI.​

Climate change: Trust, compromises and conclusions

04 Jun 2018 |
Swati Agarwal
| ET EnergyWorld

The first part of 48th session of the UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies concluded with slow progress but on a positive note where all Parties promised to arrive at the next round of meeting with an open mind and a flexible attitude to overcome all the bottlenecks on the road to Katowice, says Ms Swati Agarwal, Associate Fellow, Earth Science and Climate Change Division, TERI.