Opinion

Big success! India has done remarkably in solar power capacity addition. Here’s how to take it to the next level

12 Oct 2018 |
Mr Ajay Shankar
| The Financial Express

A real breakthrough has, occurred with capacity addition of solar power now growing exponentially—the growth rate in 2016-17 being slightly over 80%, says Mr Ajay Shankar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI.

Improving water management in States

12 Oct 2018 |
Dr Syamal Kumar Sarkar
| The Hindu Business Line

The recent initiative of the Centre of framing a composite water management index, though noteworthy, does not follow a well-reasoned methodology, says Dr S K Sarkar, Distinguished Fellow and Senior Director, Water Resources Policy and Management Division, TERI.

We should run our kitchens on electricity

12 Oct 2018 |
Mr Ajay Shankar
| The Hindu Business Line

Mass access to electricity for lighting has been achieved. The next step should be making the use of electric stoves the norm, says Mr Ajay Shankar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI.

The challenge of saving the Paris agreement

11 Oct 2018 |
Mr R R Rashmi
,
Mr Karan Mangotra
| Mint

All the aspects of the Paris agreement are essential for its effective implementation when it kicks off in 2021, say Mr R R Rashmi, Distinguished Fellow, Earth Science and Climate Change Division and Mr Karan Mangotra, Associate Director, Growth, Diversification & Commercialization Division, TERI.

Clipping the wrong end

05 Oct 2018 |
Mr Thomas Spencer
| The Economic Times

In the current period of higher global prices and a jittery rupee, India, unfortunately, can scarce afford to consume more imported oil, says Mr Thomas Spencer, Fellow, Earth Science and Climate Change Division, TERI.

Leveraging procurement for Make in India

03 Oct 2018 |
Mr Ajay Shankar
| Business Standard

A modest beginning to use public procurement to support domestic industry was made last year when the government decided to mandate preference to domestic suppliers in public procurement, says Mr Ajay Shankar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI.

Restoring public trust: from regulation to a social license

08 Sep 2018 |
Ms Joyita Ghose
,
Dr Preeti Jain Das
| Business World

The challenge for policy makers is to create a regulatory framework that makes socially acceptable and environmentally sustainable resource development projects the norm, rather than the exception, says Ms Joyita Ghose, Associate Fellow, Resource Efficiency & Governance Division and Dr Preeti Jain Das, Senior Fellow, Earth Science and Climate Change Division, TERI.

Measure and Manage Health Better

31 Aug 2018 |
Ms Meena Sehgal
| ET Health World

The upcoming National Family Health Survey could expand to include new and emerging problems, and assess what hits the population health and productivity the hardest, says Ms Meena Sehgal, Fellow, Environment and Waste Management Division, TERI.

Four Ps to power energy access

29 Aug 2018 |
Mr Amit Kumar
| Financial Express

While digital divide has become a common topic, discourse on universal energy access is still limited to practitioners and policy-makers, besides those who are at the receiving end, says Mr Amit Kumar, Senior Director, Rural Energy and Livelihoods Division, TERI

Floods in India: Is it weather or maladaptation to climate change?

23 Aug 2018 |
Mr Prasoon Singh
| Hindustan Times

Steps need to be taken for river and watershed management through an integrated approach. Often these approaches involve both hard engineering solutions and ecologically sustainable soft solutions, says Mr Prasoon Singh, Associate Fellow, Earth Science and Climate Change Division, TERI.