Opinion

Unorthodox approach to resolving NPAs

18 Nov 2018 |
Mr Ajay Shankar
| The Hindu Business Line

Creating equity funds to take over distressed firms would help banks recover loans and also turn around projects, says Mr Ajay Shankar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI.

How the cement industry is helping India meet its climate goals

16 Nov 2018 |
Mr Ajay Shankar
| Hindustan Times

Given the cement industry's achievements in energy efficiency and use of fly ash and steel industry slag, taking alternative fuel usage, including the existing commitment to use plastic waste, to the European level of 40% by 2025 should be worth attempting. This is an ambitious target though not unrealistic, says Mr Ajay Shankar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI.

Efficient management of waste disposal sites can curb air pollution

14 Nov 2018 |
Dr Suneel Pandey
| Hindustan Times

The practical way to deal with such legacy dumpsites, which are a source of local air pollution and fire accidents, is to stabilise the slopes. We must start recovering the landfill gas and then either flaring or harvesting it to be used as a potential fuel, says Dr Suneel Pandey, Director, Environment & Waste Management Division, TERI.

Improved inspection and maintenance for vehicles will make our air breathable

12 Nov 2018 |
Ms Anju Goel
,
Mr Jai Kishan Malik
| Hindustan Times

While there are multiple sources including biomass burning, industries, power plants and agriculture residue burning that are responsible for the deteriorating air quality, the transport sector is among the biggest contributors to air pollution, say Dr Anju Goel, Fellow, and Mr Jai Kishan Malik, Research Associate, Earth Science and Climate Change Division, TERI.

Reducing construction dust will help clean Delhi

09 Nov 2018 |
Ms Sonia Rani
| Hindustan Times

Extraordinary efforts must be made by developers in applying dust control measures specially at project sites, says Ms Sonia Rani, Fellow, Sustainable Buildings Division, TERI

Reasons for hope in the face of climate change

03 Nov 2018 |
Mr Ajay Shankar
| Business Standard

India is yet to get its act together in electric vehicles, solar thermal plants and batteries. It can import these, or leapfrog to global frontiers in usage and manufacture, says Mr Ajay Shankar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI.

Big success! India has done remarkably in solar power capacity addition. Here’s how to take it to the next level

12 Oct 2018 |
Mr Ajay Shankar
| The Financial Express

A real breakthrough has, occurred with capacity addition of solar power now growing exponentially—the growth rate in 2016-17 being slightly over 80%, says Mr Ajay Shankar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI.

Improving water management in States

12 Oct 2018 |
Dr Syamal Kumar Sarkar
| The Hindu Business Line

The recent initiative of the Centre of framing a composite water management index, though noteworthy, does not follow a well-reasoned methodology, says Dr S K Sarkar, Distinguished Fellow and Senior Director, Water Resources Policy and Management Division, TERI.

We should run our kitchens on electricity

12 Oct 2018 |
Mr Ajay Shankar
| The Hindu Business Line

Mass access to electricity for lighting has been achieved. The next step should be making the use of electric stoves the norm, says Mr Ajay Shankar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI.

The challenge of saving the Paris agreement

11 Oct 2018 |
Mr R R Rashmi
,
Mr Karan Mangotra
| Mint

All the aspects of the Paris agreement are essential for its effective implementation when it kicks off in 2021, say Mr R R Rashmi, Distinguished Fellow, Earth Science and Climate Change Division and Mr Karan Mangotra, Associate Director, Growth, Diversification & Commercialization Division, TERI.