How India can accelerate its energy transition
December 17, 2020
| ET Energyworld
Given the trajectory on which we are moving forward, the time has come to start a discussion on making India net carbon neutral.
Solar technical training concludes at Yognilayam
December 9, 2020 |
December 9, 2020
Under the umbrella initiatives of Green Skill Development Programme supported by Ministry of Forest, Environment and Climate Change, TERI -- one of the ENVIS Resource Partners -- started a six-week long solar energy certificate course for 30 rural and unemployed youths of Assam at Yognilayam, Abhaypur, North Guwahati, Assam in collaboration with Seva Bharati Purbanchal.
Renewable Energy - Lowering tariffs, mounting challenges
June 20, 2020
States working in tandem with the Centre must look at the energy transition as a means to fulfil their commitment to universal energy access, pollution-free environment, and job creation. The execution of power evacuation infrastructure will have to keep pace with our overall vision of renewable energy development. We must take cognisance of the fact that often these under-appreciated risks can have wider ramifications. This necessitates much better alignment between policy goals and the key implementation partners, particularly at the state level.
Agriculture | Decentralised cold storages are a key to a self-reliant rural India
June 17, 2020
| Money Control
Decentralised cold storage holds the key to not only reducing losses but also to rejuvenating agriculture and boosting rural employment. Decentralised cold storage systems are essential for intermediary storage at the local farm level. This area is still at a nascent stage in India and, therefore, has tremendous growth potential given the large production volume of perishable fruits, vegetables and dairy products. Cold storage facilities based on alternative power solutions, such as solar or biomass, could prove to be very useful for the farmers and Farmer Producers' Organisations.
India's transition to a low carbon economy
June 4, 2020
As the carbon emissions per unit of electricity decline, India can look at a parallel transition away from fossil fuels in transport. The electricity distribution companies (DISCOMS) can be mandated to put up charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in cities and along our national highways. The distribution business being regulated in India, this investment can get return along with other distribution investments through the tariffs set by the Regulators.
Green thrust to economic recovery
June 2, 2020 |
June 2, 2020
The Hindu Business Line
With regard to the renewable energy sector, as and when the domestic market opens in a post-Covid scenario, a substantial downward revision in the trajectory for demand growth is expected, along with a slower growth rate. According to Dr Ajay Mathur, Director-General, TERI. this will impact the required trajectory of generation capacity expansion, in order to meet demand growth. There was already had a situation of overcapacity in the thermal (read coal) sector prior to Covid, which led to many new plants becoming stranded assets or non-performing assets.