January 18, 2013
Indonesia’s 2013 State Budget Act sets a quota of 46 million kiloliters of subsidized fuel for 2013, at a cost of Rp193.8 trillion (US$20.84 billion).
News: India Begins Phased Diesel Price Hikes
January 18, 2013
DELHI – 18 January 2013 – The Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs (CPPA), under the leadership of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, announced yesterday that it would increase India’s diesel prices, and continue to do so through a series of phased hikes, until the existing INR 9.60 (US$ 0.18) per litre subsidy is eliminated.
November 10, 2012
GERMANY – 8-9 November 2012 – In response to growing demand for collaboration and exchange of knowledge on best practices for fuel price regulation, the German development agency GIZ and the Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI) organized a dedicated workshop “Smart Fuel Price Regulation”, held at GIZ headquarters in Eschborn, with financial support of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
October 18, 2012
BRUSSELS – 17 October 2012 – The European Commission released today a legislative proposal that would reduce support to conventional biofuels while creating additional incentives for advanced biofuels.
News: India cuts subsidies for diesel and LPG
September 14, 2012
DELHI - 14 September 2012 – The Government of India today announced a 14% increase in the diesel price and new quotas for subsidized LPG cylinders in a bid to reduce its mounting fuel subsidy budget. The reforms are intended to shore up India’s weakening fiscal position.
September 13, 2012
PARIS – 12 September 2012 – The French cabinet has gathered to reconsider its policy that mandates and otherwise subsidizes the use of traditional crop-based biofuels. The new Socialist government's action plan for agriculture proposes that the use of crop-based biofuels should be capped at 7 per cent, the current level.
May 18, 2012
UK newspaper The Guardian has published an article on fossil-fuel subsidies in its ‘data blog’. The piece accurately reports a summary of the latest data of fossil-fuel subsidies around the world – their size, inefficiency and incidence.
News: Schooling Citizens in the Irrationality of Fossil-Fuel Producer Subsidies
April 12, 2012
In an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times, Bill McKibben, Middlebury College professor and founder of the global climate campaign 350.org, highlights the irrationality of U.S. subsidies to fossil-fuel producers by comparison with a type of support that most people are more familiar with - low-interest college loans and scholarships.
February 14, 2012
The Norwegian government provided 25.5 billion Norwegian kroner (US$4 billion) in subsidies for upstream oil and gas activities in 2009, according to a new report. The report, published by the International Institute for Sustainable Development’s Global Subsidies Initiative, and authored by Econ Pöyry, provides the first detailed accounting of oil and gas subsidies in Norway.
October 11, 2011
Reuters reports that China's National Development & Reform Commission (NDRC), the country's top economic policy planner, has submitted plans to the State Council to revamp the fuel price setting system to better reflect market costs.