April 15, 2018
The Québec Government has just announced the most ambitious GHG emissions reduction target in Canada – a reduction of 37.5% below 1990 levels by 2030. The province would like to reduce the amount of petroleum-based products used by 40% between now and 2030 and increase the total amount of renewable energy being produced by 25% above the current figure during that same period.
Reports: Electricity Sector Reform in Uttar Pradesh: Analysis of tariff adjustments and the Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana Plan (UDAY)
March 16, 2018
Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state, is home to the country’s largest number of people without electricity access: as of late 2017, 14.6 million households—49 per cent of the state’s total—are yet to be electrified.
Reports: Costing Energy and Fossil Fuel Subsidies in Nunavut: A mapping exercise
February 26, 2018
Subsidies to offset the astronomical price of fossil-fuel-based energy cost the government of Nunavut more than $60 million annually.
Policy Briefs: Indonesia Energy Subsidy News Briefing January 2018
As part of its work on energy policy and sustainable development in Indonesia, the Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI) of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) publishes a regular briefing on issues related to energy subsidies.
Reports: India Energy Subsidy January 2018
January 7, 2018
As part of its work on energy policy and sustainable development in India, the Global Subsidies Initiative publishes a regular briefing on issues related to energy subsidies.
News: IISD and others call on Ministers to fulfil their commitments to reform and phase out fossil fuel subsidies
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
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
May 31, 2017
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.