| February 13, 2019
The book, released during WSDS 2019, has contributions by key stakeholders and sector experts on India's transition to low-carbon energy
| February 12, 2019
Tasar culture is a forest-based tribal oriented industry. It provides income and employment to the rural poor and tribals in Jharkhand and adjoining states in India. The government of Jharkhand has initiated various sericulture development schemes with the support of the Central Silk Board to improve the socio-economic conditions of the people in general and empowerment of tribals in particular. 17 schemes were implemented during the 11th and 12th Five year plan in Jharkhand State by the government.
| January 30, 2019
Innovative application of blockchain can empower the smart distribution grid of tomorrow
| January 29, 2019
Independent assessment of mechanized street sweeping in North Delhi Municipal Corporation
| January 23, 2019
A key concern with the increasing waste generation and its improper management is emission of methane from disposal sites. Waste management contributed 14% of the total global methane emissions and about 3.45% of India’s total greenhouse gas (GHG)emissions in 2010 with 6,5052.47GgCO2eq emissions. In 2015, India committed to decrease its emissions intensity per unit gross domestic product by 33–35% below 2005 levelstill 2030.
Decentralized Organic Waste Management with Small-Scale Anaerobic Digester - A Case Study of Pune, India
| January 22, 2019
Pune generates 2,100 metric tons of municipal solid waste per day, of which 45-50% is organic waste. One of the most successful features of Pune’s waste management is the city’s network of 26 decentralized biodigesters, each processing five to ten tonnes of organic waste per day. These biodigesters provide energy to light the neighborhood and soil amendment to maintain local green spaces. They vastly reduce transportation costs by treating waste locally rather than transporting them to centralized treatment or disposal facilities.
A Not-so-rare Species: Sightings of Mandarin Ratsnakes, Euprepiophis mandarinus (Cantor 1842), in the Zunheboto District of Nagaland, India
| January 18, 2019
The Mandarin Ratsnake (Euprepiophis mandarinus) is a non-venomous colubrid native to China (including Taiwan), Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, and a few localities in India (Ji et al. 2012). The species occurs in subtropical and montane forests and agricultural areas, where these constrictors feed largely on small mammals (Whitaker and Captain 2004).
| January 18, 2019
Demand Side Management, or DSM, can help power utilities manage rising electricity demand without compromising consumer interest
| January 17, 2019
TERI laid the foundation stone of a 228 kW solar rooftop system and of a new solar pump testing facility in its campus in Gurugram, Haryana
Solar PV mini-grids versus large-scale embedded PV generation: A case study of Uttar Pradesh (India)
| January 14, 2019
Despite significant grid expansion during the last decade, globally India has the highest number of people lacking access to electricity. Mini-grid has been suggested as a possible electrification option and the new mini-grid policy of the state of Uttar Pradesh has attracted global attention. Relatedly, the drive for grid extension restricts off-grid areas to very remote locations and enhances the risks for mini-grid projects.