Discussion Paper

Challenges and opportunities - plastic waste management In India With MOEFCC and UNEP, TERI releases discussion paper on the state of plastic waste management in India.

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Policy Brief

Understanding vulnerabilities using a hotspot approach Study shows higher temperature increase in India's mountains affects agriculture, water resources and the millions of people living in the mountains and its foothills

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Article

Consumer is king in ensuring resource efficiency in India A panel discussion on Enabling Ecosystem for Sustainable Choices and Consumer Engagement

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Publications

Blockchain and distributed clean energy: How do the twain meet?

Article
| January 30, 2019

Innovative application of blockchain can empower the smart distribution grid of tomorrow

Auditing Mechanical Road Sweeping machines in North MCD

Article
| January 29, 2019

Independent assessment of mechanized street sweeping in North Delhi Municipal Corporation

Greenhouse Gas Emission Modelling and Its Validation - A Case Study for Okhla Disposal Site

Research Paper
| January 23, 2019

A key concern with the increasing waste generation and its improper management is emission of methane from disposal sites. Waste management contributed 14% of the total global methane emissions and about 3.45% of India’s total greenhouse gas (GHG)emissions in 2010 with 6,5052.47GgCO2eq emissions. In 2015, India committed to decrease its emissions intensity per unit gross domestic product by 33–35% below 2005 levelstill 2030.

Decentralized Organic Waste Management with Small-Scale Anaerobic Digester - A Case Study of Pune, India

Research Paper
| January 22, 2019

Pune generates 2,100 metric tons of municipal solid waste per day, of which 45-50% is organic waste. One of the most successful features of Pune’s waste management is the city’s network of 26 decentralized biodigesters, each processing five to ten tonnes of organic waste per day. These biodigesters provide energy to light the neighborhood and soil amendment to maintain local green spaces. They vastly reduce transportation costs by treating waste locally rather than transporting them to centralized treatment or disposal facilities.

A Not-so-rare Species: Sightings of Mandarin Ratsnakes, Euprepiophis mandarinus (Cantor 1842), in the Zunheboto District of Nagaland, India

Research Paper
| January 18, 2019

The Mandarin Ratsnake (Euprepiophis mandarinus) is a non-venomous colubrid native to China (including Taiwan), Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, and a few localities in India (Ji et al. 2012). The species occurs in subtropical and montane forests and agricultural areas, where these constrictors feed largely on small mammals (Whitaker and Captain 2004).

It's time for utilities to manage power demand creatively

Article
| January 18, 2019

Demand Side Management, or DSM, can help power utilities manage rising electricity demand without compromising consumer interest

TERI increases its solar footprint

Article
| January 17, 2019

TERI laid the foundation stone of a 228 kW solar rooftop system and of a new solar pump testing facility in its campus in Gurugram, Haryana

Solar PV mini-grids versus large-scale embedded PV generation: A case study of Uttar Pradesh (India)

Research Paper
| January 14, 2019

Despite significant grid expansion during the last decade, globally India has the highest number of people lacking access to electricity. Mini-grid has been suggested as a possible electrification option and the new mini-grid policy of the state of Uttar Pradesh has attracted global attention. Relatedly, the drive for grid extension restricts off-grid areas to very remote locations and enhances the risks for mini-grid projects.

Meeting Future Energy Needs in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

Research Paper
| January 8, 2019

As mentioned in earlier chapters, the HKH regions form the entirety of some countries, a major part of other countries, and a small percentage of yet others. Because of this, when we speak about meeting the energy needs of the HKH region we need to be clear that we are not necessarily talking about the countries that host the HKH, but the clearly delineated mountainous regions that form the HKH within these countries.

Making medicinal plant wealth work for Northeast India

Article
| January 4, 2019

Northeast India has a wealth of medicinal plants that make their way to Indian and foreign markets. If grown sustainably, the sector can be a major bio-resource for the region.