Opinion

Texas Snow-storm: Lessons for India

06 Mar 2021 |
Mr Amit Kumar
| BW Smartcities

Millions of residents in the state of Texas had to face rolling blackouts for days while many of its electricity consumers were left holding hefty electricity bills. The reasons for this can be attributed to three key issues, namely, the unpreparedness of the entire power system to face such weather and demand conditions, an isolated state grid, and a deregulated electricity market for some, writes Mr Amit Kumar, Senior Fellow & Senior Director, Rural Energy and Livelihoods Division, TERI.

A three-way strategy to harness sustainability in ethanol’s DNA

02 Mar 2021 |
Dr Sanjukta Subudhi
| Dr Eduardo Leão de Sousa
| ET Auto.com

With sustainability in its DNA, sugarcane ethanol can contribute immensely to both the environment and the economy, write Dr Sanjukta Subudhi, Senior Fellow and Area convener of Microbial Biofuels and Biochemicals, TERI, and Dr Eduardo Leão de Sousa, Executive Director, UNICA.

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.

India's Tricky Path To Cooling Itself Without Warming the World

27 Feb 2021 |
Mr R R Rashmi
,
Mr Manjeet Singh
| Science the Wire

Transitioning to climate friendly cooling access would potentially be the best business model for India to build back better and perhaps help in achieving net zero emission goals by the mid-century, write Mr R R Rashmi, Distinguished Fellow, Resource Efficiency & Governance Division, TERI and Mr Manjeet Singh, Associate Fellow, Earth Science and Climate Change Division, TERI.

India needs a standard metric for the social cost of GHG

26 Feb 2021 |
Mr Amit Kumar
| The Pioneer

We must also develop a metric for quantifying the social cost of other components so that the impact of local air pollution, too, can be monetised for policy formulation, writes Mr Amit Kumar, Senior Fellow & Senior Director, Social Transformation , TERI

India will have to step up climate diplomacy

24 Feb 2021 |
Mr Manjeev Singh Puri
| Hindustan Times

It's time for climate diplomacy by India, writes Mr Manjeev Singh Puri, Honorary Distinguished 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.