Opinion

Beyond policies, the ASTRA India needs to defeat pollution and claim clean air

28 Feb 2021 |
Mr Shivang Agarwal
,
Dr Sumit Sharma
| News18

The lockdown has provided us with an opportunity in disguise to reassess our activity patterns. It would be essential to use ASTRA as a weapon to eliminate the devil masked as air pollution, write Shivang Agarwal, Research Associate, Earth Science and Climate Change Division and Dr Sumit Sharma, Director & Senior Fellow, Earth Science and Climate Change Division, TERI.

Social security for faster growth

16 Feb 2021 |
Mr Ajay Shankar
| The Hindu Business Line

Providing social security to unorganised sector workers will be key to India becoming a global manufacturing hub, writes Mr Ajay Shankar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI.

Uttarakhand Tragedy: Climate change and its imperatives for energy security

12 Feb 2021 |
Dr Shresth Tayal
| Money Control

Natural calamities cannot be controlled, but we can better adapt our communities, our constructions, and our resources balancing the economic growth with environmental conservation, writes Dr Shresth Tayal, Senior Fellow , Water Resources Division, TERI

Reducing air pollution from transport

11 Feb 2021 |
Mr Ajay Shankar
| ET Energyworld

The conditions for bringing air pollution down to acceptable levels in less than five years now exist and with some more measures, potential benefits can be achieved fully in a few years, writes Mr Ajay Shankar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI.

Improving Power Plant Energy Efficiency

28 Jan 2021 |
Dr G R Narasimha Rao
| Energetica India

It is important to understand that thermal power plant operations at part load operates close to its design performance parameters at partial loads using simulation. This can be done by using simulation tools for optimum operation and compares with actual measurements, writes Dr G R Narsimha Rao, Director, Industrial Energy Efficiency Division, TERI Bengaluru.

Time for a different approach to crop burning

28 Jan 2021 |
Mr Ajay Shankar
| ET Energy World

The way forward is to pay the farmer a price for the crop waste that covers his cost and gives him a reasonable margin in the same way as the MSP for procuring rice does, writes Mr Ajay Shankar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI.

Covid, Cyclones, Migrants' Crisis: India Must Update Risk Management Strategy to Deal with Multiple Threats

28 Jan 2021 |
Mr Saurabh Bhardwaj
| Ms Dhriti Pathak
| News18.com

The current disaster management mechanisms, while having started to focus on risk preparedness, still have a long way to go in terms of managing compounding risks, write Mr Saurabh Bhardwaj is Fellow and Area Convener, Centre for Climate Modelling, Earth Science and Climate Change and Ms Dhriti Pathak is Project Associate, Centre for Global Environment Research, Earth Science and Climate Change Division, TERI.

Union Budget FY22: Giving tourism priority this year

28 Jan 2021 |
Mr Ajay Shankar
| The Financial Express

The investment required for developing the tourism potential in India is so large that a separate development financial institution for tourism may well be warranted, says Mr Ajay Shankar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI.

Our Journey Towards Energy Access Using Solar Domestic Systems in North-eastern India

26 Jan 2021 |
Mr Ramchandra Pal
| Dr Manjushree Banerjee
| AltEnergyMag

The benefits go much beyond quality illumination. Eventually, the un-electrified households received grid connection, write Mr Ramchandra Pal, Senior Field Manager, Rural Energy and Livelihoods Division and Dr Manjushree Banerjee, Fellow, Rural Energy and Livelihoods Division, TERI.

The environmental challenge posed by cigarette butt litter

09 Jan 2021 |
Mr Kaushik Chandrasekhar
,
Dr Suneel Pandey
| Hindustan Times

Falling under the category of post-consumer waste, cigarette litter could easily be categorised as a public nuisance, especially for those that have fewer resources to clean it, write Mr Kaushik Chandrasekhar, Associate Fellow and Dr Suneel Pandey, Senior Fellow, Environment & Waste Management Division, TERI.