From Paris to Glasgow, A Look at India’s Ambitious Push for Renewables Amid Worsening Climate Crisis

27 May 2022
| News 18

From 20GW to now 55GW of solar capacity which we have achieved, India has come a long way. But the next target of taking it to 100 GW by year-end and 300 GW by 2030 is challenging and will require more planning as there is stiff competition for land, resources, storage and grid connectivity, said Mr Shirish Garud, Director, Renewable Energy Technologies Division, TERI

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Floating solar: A small but vital role for India's sunrise sector

11 May 2022
| The Third Pole

India's reservoirs cover 18,000 square kilometres with the potential to support 280 GW of floating solar, according to a report by TERI.

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Automakers' Green H2 Challenge

01 May 2022
| Outlook Business

Green hydrogen will be useful wherever renewable electricity is not a substitute for fossil fuels. For shipping, aviation, long-distance heavy-duty trucks, manufacturing of fertilisers, cement and steel, it can be the substitute for fossil fuels and the way to net zero. But, for railways, automobiles and other sectors that can be run on electricity, we do not need it, says Mr Ajay Shankar, Former Secretary to the Government of India and Distinguished Fellow, TERI.

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Energy independence through hydrogen

28 Apr 2022
| The Hindu

India's hydrogen consumption stood at around 7 million tonnes in 2020 and is projected to jump to around 28 million tonnes in 2050, according to TERI.

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Green Hydrogen cost of $1 per Kg is possible in India: Vibha Dhawan, DG, TERI

19 Apr 2022
| ET Energyworld

Green Hydrogen cost of $1 per Kg is possible in India- Vibha Dhawan, DG, TERI. In an interview, Director General of TERI, Dr Vibha Dhawan talks about some of the most crucial issues in the energy sector currently - impact of Russia-Ukraine war on energy transition, pace of renewable energy capacity creation in India, the country's "coal phase-down" strategy, the perennial issue of air pollution and the way ahead for the hydrogen economy.

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Experts lay thrust on Indo-Japan strategic partnership on hydrogen

28 Mar 2022
| Indian Chemical News

With a renewable energy target of 500GW for 2030 and net zero by 2070, India could become a hydrogen hub as it is a promising opportunity. For a developing country like India, affordability is a huge factor. Therefore, while targets are there, we need to define the roadmap, says Mr Ajay Shankar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI.

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HT Environment Conclave: India is poised to meet renewable energy target by 2030, says Teri official

25 Feb 2022
| Hindustan Times

India is on course to raising its renewable energy capacity from the current 100 GW to its target of 500 GW by 2030 within the deadline the country has set for itself, said Mr A K Saxena, Senior Director, Electricity and Fuels Division, TERI.

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Rare bird, forest protectors clash with India's clean energy vision

14 Feb 2022
| Thomson Reuters Foundation

While government authorities argue that shifting India away from planet-warming fossil fuels is a top priority, environmentalists and communities say nature is being treated as collateral damage in the national rush to roll out green power. According to Mr Debajit Palit, Director of the rural energy programme at TERI, finding enough space is one of the biggest challenges facing the fast-growing renewable energy sector.

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ASEAN-India High Level Conference on Renewable Energy commences

07 Feb 2022
| Press Information Bureau

The Ministerial participants stressed on the need for further strengthening of India-ASEAN cooperation in the renewable sector. Dr. Vibha Dhawan, Director General, TERI concluded the Ministerial session with a Vote of Thanks.

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Mission 500 GW: Energy experts discuss the COP26 target

27 Jan 2022
| RenewableWatch

A key point of discussion, currently, in India's renewable energy sector is the new targets announced at COP26 for installing 500 GW of non-fossil fuel energy capacity and sourcing 50 per cent of energy requirement from renewables by 2030. Mr Debajit Palit, Director, Rural Energy and Livelihoods Division discussed whether the target is achievable, the key obstacles and the policy reforms required. 

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Rooftop solar is a better bet for India than large-scale renewable energy projects

05 Sep 2021

Large solar farms often require a lot of water to keep the panels well-maintained. In places where water is a precious commodity such as Rajasthan, this is a concern, said Mr Debajit Palit, Director, Rural Energy and Livelihoods programme, TERI.

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