October 16, 2017 |
This policy brief examines the current system of kerosene subsidies in India, looking at key issues and the impact subsidies have on the distribution of clean, off-grid solar lighting solutions.
Policy Briefs: Kerosene to Solar Swap Policy Brief 2: Building a Market for Off Grid Solar Lighting
This policy brief looks at the current market situation for off-grid solar technologies in India and the current barriers to an enabling business environment for solar.
Policy Briefs: Kerosene to Solar Swap Policy Brief 3: Sustainable Lighting Solutions for Rural Homes in India
This policy brief analyzes the current policy environment governing kerosene and off-grid solar use. It sets out a suite of detailed policy interventions that can be implemented to achieve a systemic transition from kerosene to solar for lighting in rural India.
Blog: From C20 to the G20: What we need on carbon pricing and fossil fuel subsidy reform
July 7, 2017 |
IISD’s Global Subsidies Initiative presented at a side event on June 18 at the C20 Summit, a gathering that facilitated exchanges among civil society from G20 countries on the upcoming G20 Summit agenda and beyond.
Videos: Scaling Up Green Energy Finance - Swapping Fossil Fuel Subsidies for Sustainable Energy Solutions
May 16, 2017
On Thursday, 11 May 2017, the event, ‘Scaling Up Green Energy Finance: Swapping Fossil Fuel Subsidies for Sustainable Energy Solutions, was presented by the IISD Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI), the Government of Denmark, the Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM) and the Friends of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform (FFFSR) in Bonn.
Press Release: Transferring Fossil Fuel Subsidies to Clean Energy Could Yield Major Savings in Dollars and GHG Emissions – Report
May 11, 2017
A new report from the Nordic Council of Ministers finds that redirecting fossil fuel subsidies toward the clean energy transition could help climate vulnerable countries reap major savings while slashing greenhouse gas emissions.
Reports: Making the Switch: From fossil fuel subsidies to sustainable energy
Removal of consumer subsidies can lead to carbon emission reductions (6 to 8 per cent by 2050 globally), Reductions that can be improved further with a switch or a "SWAP" towards sustainable energy. This report describes the scale and impact of fossil fuel subsidies on sustainable development. It describes the SWAP concept to switch savings made from fossil fuel subsidy reform, towards sustainable energy, energy efficiency and safety nets. The report provides potential SWAP outlines for Bangladesh, Indonesia, Morocco and Zambia. "Making the Switch" was written for the Nordic Council Ministers by the Global Subsidies Initiative of IISD and Gaia Consulting.
Blog: How Electricity Subsidy Reform Can Benefit Indonesia
October 27, 2016 |
The Government of Indonesia has been considering a new wave of electricity subsidy reforms since January 2016—delaying its plans twice now for a combination of political and practical reasons.