Net-zero, at what cost?

02 Mar 2023 |
Dr Prodipto Ghosh
| The Economic Times

According to Dr Prodipto Ghosh, Distinguished Fellow, Earth Science and Climate Change Division, TERI, if a policymaker today were to decide on a decarbonization policy till 2070,  they would likely discount future costs. But if policymakers at different times were to decide on decarbonization options in their times, they would not discount costs. One cannot meet capex or operation and maintenance costs with discounted rupees or dollars. One must find real money.

Resources for resilience

20 Feb 2023 |
Mr R R Rashmi
| Financial Express

One way to raise resources would be for governments to mandate assessment of climate risks and disclosure for the private sector, which would then push firms to invest in resilience infrastructure, says Mr RR Rashmi, Distinguished Fellow, TERI. 

Can energy trade help South Asia meet its climate goals?

20 Feb 2023 |
| Mr R R Rashmi, Mr Saswata Chaudhury and Mr Raktimava Bose, TERI.
| Hindustan Times

A recent study by The Energy and Resources Institute, the Economic Research Institute for East Asia, and the Energy Research Institutes Network explores the advantages of potential trade in electricity generated by renewable sources within the South Asian region. Such intra-region electricity trade can solve many challenges faced by the RE sector in these countries while avoiding undesirable social and environmental costs says Mr R R Rashmi, Distinguished Fellow, Mr Saswata Chaudhury, Senior Fellow, and Raktimava Bose, Associate Fellow, TERI.

Sustainable Development with a fully circular economy as the new paradigm

16 Feb 2023 |
Mr Ajay Shankar
| Financial Express

The impossibility of humanity continuing on the present trajectory of economic growth is becoming quite clear, sustainable development with a fully circular economy has to become the new paradigm rather than growth in GDP says Mr Ajay Shankar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI.

Pump Storage Plants: The way ahead for Energy Storage in India

07 Feb 2023 |
Mr Ajay Shankar
| ET EnergyWorld

The speedy development of PSPs is a necessity for achieving the highly ambitious 2030 targets, and success on this front would take India to the global frontier in the deployment of energy storage, says Mr Ajay Shankar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI.

Cities as global actors: Enhancing urban leadership at G20

30 Jan 2023 |
Ms Rhea Srivastava
| The Economic Times

When countries negotiate climate action at high-profile international forums, local perspectives and leadership largely remain on the sidelines. According to UN predictions, by 2050, 75% of the world’s population would reside in urban areas. As a result, local leadership and governance will have an increasingly significant global impact, writes Rhea Srivastava, Research Associate, Transport and Urban Governance Division, 

Women, Energy Justice and Community Radio: Harmonizing the Wavelength

29 Jan 2023 |
Dr G Mini
Ms Rashmi Murali
Mr N S Prasad
| Energy Review, Vol 5(1)

In this article the author discussed about the unique accomplishment of a project implemented by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) with support from Innovate UK in 2021. The project successfully addressed the tripartite challenges related to energy access, gender empowerment and just transitions in Mukteshwar, Uttarakhand. The project involved launching various renewable energy-based technologies, one being the installation of solar PV system to support the operation of the Kumaon Vani - 90.4 MHz. This unique community radio station was established by TERI in 2010 to facilitate a dynamic platform for deliberations on sustainability issues in this agrarian community. The radio programme is highly popular in the region with active participation from both men and women alike. This entire activity subtly contributed to the larger goals of the just transition movement while ensuring sustainable energy supply for the radio station, write Dr G Mini Govindan, Senior Fellow, Social Transformation and CSR Division, Ms. Rashmi Murali, Associate Fellow, Social Transformation and CSR Division and Mr. N S Prasad, Senior Fellow, Renewable Energy Technologies Division, TERI.