March 28, 2018 |At an event held in Jakarta on March 28, 2018, at the Tugu Kunstkring Paleis, on behalf of the International Institute for Sustainable Development’s Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI), I launched a report analyzing the perceptions that energy sector stakeholders hold about progress towards this objective.
Financing and Accelerating Sustainable Energy Access through Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform: Practitioners discuss opportunities at the SDG 7 Conference in Bangkok
March 12, 2018 |Are fossil fuel subsidies necessary to achieve the rapid progress needed for universal energy access by 2030? Practitioners discuss opportunities at the SDG 7 Conference in Bangkok.
Reports: The Transformation of the Polish Coal Sector
Poland has a strong tradition of coal mining and coal fired power.
Reports: A Financially Sustainable Power Sector: Developing assessment methodologies
This paper explores the concept of financial sustainability and proposes a framework to analyze electricity sectors based on this concept. Financial sustainability, as defined here, includes assessment of factors that directly present a cost—such as pricing electricity below the cost of production—in addition to those which may lead to additional costs in the future, such as an inability to make investments to respond to changes in demand.
Reports: Subsidies to Coal and Renewable Energy in Turkey
This paper seeks, where possible, to quantify the costs of subsidies and external costs so that the impact of these policies can be understood. By way of comparison, the costs are presented alongside analysis of the costs and impacts of solar and wind energy.
Reports: The End of Coal: Ontario’s coal phase-out
January 30, 2018
Ontario has successfully implemented its policy to put an end to coal use in 2014. This energy transition has become “the single largest GHG reduction measure in North America”: since 2007, when coal accounted for about 25 per cent of its electricity generation, Ontario has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 34 Mt or 17 per cent.
Reports: Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform and the Just Transition
This report articulates how fossil fuel subsidy reform (FFSR) can contribute to a just transition, and how a just transition framework can contribute to successful reform.
Reports: India's Energy Transition: Mapping subsidies to fossil fuels and clean energy in India
This report maps out the context, magnitude, trends and impacts of India’s energy subsidies. It aims to enhance transparency and dialogue on energy choices in India and to help track shifts in government support from fossil fuels to renewables.