December 12, 2017
IISD along with 37 other groups wrote to the Government of Canada to press upon "'the importance of fulfilling its commitments to the G7 and G20 to reform and phase out fossil fuel subsidies in Canada over the medium term."
Reports: Gender and Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform: An audit of data on energy subsidies, energy use and gender in Indonesia
November 20, 2017
The Government of Indonesia is considering reform of its consumer subsidies for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) due to its rising fiscal cost: IDR 25 trillion (USD 1.9 billion) in 2016: around half of its total energy subsidy expenditure.
Reports: How to Respond When Prices Go Up: Objectives and options for fuel price adjustments in Indonesia
This policy brief analyzes Indonesia’s mechanisms for adjusting domestic fuel prices in response to fluctuating world prices, consistent with existing efforts to reform diesel and gasoline prices. It also offers some insights regarding the ongoing LPG pricing reform process.
Reports: How to Pay the Bills? A survey of public attitudes to electricity tariff reform in Rajasthan
Electricity distribution utilities in India are currently unable to cover the cost of their operations from the sale of electricity. This report presents the findings of a household survey that sheds light on the awareness and views of different socioeconomic and geographical groups regarding electricity subsidies and electricity tariff reform. It concludes that there is a significant lack of awareness of the existence and size of electricity subsidies, although subsidy reform is a tough sell. At the same time, surveyed households recognize that higher power prices would have significant negative impacts on their daily activities, and some of them show willingness to pay for a more reliable power supply.
Policy Briefs: Estimating the Impact of Price Reforms on Kerosene Subsidy Expenditure in India
India is one of the world's largest users of kerosene, most of which is provided at highly subsidized prices and at significant fiscal cost to poor households through the national Public Distribution System.
Reports: Indonesia's Financially Sustainable Electricity Sector
In addition to Indonesia’s objective of increasing the share of renewable energy in their generation mix, the country’s electricity sector is facing a number of challenges, notably the need to meet rising demand for electricity and to serve consumers in geographically remote regions. This report demonstrates that subsidies are still an important part of the state-owned electricity company and that remote areas are not seeing previous improvements in the same way as populated ones are. Also, coal generation is getting the main focus of the capacity-increase programs, despite the important potential of renewable sources.
Commentary: Winter Approaches: The Real Test for Ukraine's Energy Subsidy Reforms
September 1, 2016 |
In the past few weeks and months, Ukrainian media has been peppered with diametrically opposed pieces of analysis and commentary on energy pricing and energy subsidy reform. On one side, the central government, with the support of international donors, as well as Naftogaz, the national gas supplier, is running an information campaign on why energy subsidy reform is a much-needed move for Ukraine. On the other side, there are continued reports of city councils and populist parties' activists protesting against the “unconstitutional” decision of the central government to increase tariffs for gas and electricity according to an accelerated schedule.
Policy Briefs: One Fuel, Two Prices: International experiences with dual pricing of fuel
August 16, 2016 |
This briefing note sets out some basic information about international experiences with “dual pricing”: selling the same fuel product at two different prices to different types of consumers. It begins with a broad overview of information from international literature and then presents several detailed case studies.