Opinion

How India’s taxi fleet can go electric

28 May 2018 |
Mr Ajay Shankar
| Hindustan Times

By pushing electric vehicles, like China has done, India could leapfrog to the next generation of motor transportation and a green economy, says Mr Ajay Shankar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI.

How India should address the challenge of utilizing biomass energy

24 May 2018 |
Mr Ajay Shankar
| ET Energy World

Recent developments have created a window of opportunity for a smooth transformation in the use of bio energy in the country, says Mr Ajay Shankar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI.

Clean cooking energy: Powering the kitchen with electricity

04 May 2018 |
Mr Ajay Shankar
| The Financial Express

Access to electricity for all is now nearing completion, with about 1,25,000 villages and over 50 crore people having gotten access over the last decade, says Mr Ajay Shankar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI.

Connecting health data for cleaner air

01 May 2018 |
Ms Meena Sehgal
| Mr Anand Krishnan
| The Economic Times

Season after season, we continue to bear the brunt of exposure to poor air quality, but remain unable to quantify the disease burden and the cost of disease attributed to this exposure. Making good quality estimates needs good quality data, say Ms Meena Sehgal, Fellow, Environment & Waste Management Division, TERI and Dr Anand Krishnan, Professor, AIIMS.

Universal Energy Access and Saubhagya Scheme

30 Apr 2018 |
Mr Debajit Palit
| Akshay Urja Vol. 11(3-5)

The Government of India's target date and IEA estimated date for achieving universal access in India is almost the same which further points out that the Saubhagya objective is achievable within the coming 2 years, says Mr Debajit Palit, Associate Director, Rural Energy and Livelihood Division, TERI.

Rid of non-performance anxiety

28 Apr 2018 |
Mr Ajay Shankar
| The Economic Times

Banks need to get out of today's siege syndrome and start lending with confidence, backed by due diligence, says Mr Ajay Shankar, Distinguished Fellow, Director-General's Office, TERI.

The welfare effects of rural electrification

19 Apr 2018 |
Mr Saswata Chaudhury
| Mint

Rural electrification will not only help improve education, health and connectivity but will also enable India meet its climate change commitments, say Mr Saswata Chaudhury, Fellow, Integrated Assessments & Modelling Division and Ms Bhawna Tyagi, former research associate, TERI.

What nations are doing to stem flow

17 Apr 2018 |
Dr Suneel Pandey
| Asian Age

Concerted action in the form of a $5 billion annual spending on waste management could trigger revamp packaging systems, and let the ocean thrive, says Dr Suneel Pandey, Environment and Waste Management Division, TERI.

Green funds will help make the benefits of clean energy a reality for India

11 Apr 2018 |
Dr Ajay Mathur
| The Hindustan Times

Green funds, as they have internationally, can help bridge the gap between the goals of private finance and public funding, help build a prosperous low-carbon economy in India, and finance the future of our planet, say Dr Frances Beinecke, Trustee, Natural Resources Defense Council Action Fund and Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General of TERI.

Alternate solutions to our water woes

23 Mar 2018 |
Dr Syamal Kumar Sarkar
| The Statesman

In addition to conventional water solutions, nature-based solutions to India's water problems should be undertaken for more comprehensively addressing the 21st century's water woes, says Dr S K Sarkar, Senior Director, Water Resources Division, TERI.