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

Reevaluating the lens to measure battery energy storage cost

Article
| February 20, 2019

One must look beyond just upfront cost and also consider life cycle economic assessment when evaluating the cost of battery energy storage systems

Green, Reliable and Viable: Perspectives on India's shift towards low-carbon energy

Article
| February 13, 2019

The book, released during WSDS 2019, has contributions by key stakeholders and sector experts on India's transition to low-carbon energy

Empowerment of tribal communities through sericulture programmes in Jharkhand State

Research Paper
| February 12, 2019

Tasar culture is a forest-based tribal oriented industry. It provides income and employment to the rural poor and tribals in Jharkhand and adjoining states in India. The government of Jharkhand has initiated various sericulture development schemes with the support of the Central Silk Board to improve the socio-economic conditions of the people in general and empowerment of tribals in particular. 17 schemes were implemented during the 11th and 12th Five year plan in Jharkhand State by the government.

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