June 12, 2013
The Global Subsidies Initiative is undertaking a project with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to identify and analyse fossil-fuel subsidies in three ADB-member countries: India, Indonesia and Thailand.
News: GSI gives oral evidence to UK Parliament Energy Subsidies Inquiry
May 17, 2013
The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) of the UK House of Commons is investigating the extent of energy subsidies in the UK for nuclear, fossil fuel and renewable energy, and what the Government should be doing to identify and eliminate those subsidies which are—using the UN’s terminology—“harmful”.
News: Energy Subsidies and the WTO
April 30, 2013
Geneva, Switzerland—29 April 2013—The World Trade Organization (WTO) and the Energy Charter organized a workshop to discuss how WTO regulation and the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) apply to trade and investment in energy.
March 4, 2013
This call for tenders is now closed. All open tenders are advertised on the "News" section of the GSI website.
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$20.84 billion).
January 18, 2013
DELHI – 18 January 2013 – The Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs (CPPA), under the leadership of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, announced yesterday that it would increase India’s diesel prices, and continue to do so through a series of phased hikes, until the existing INR 9.60 (US$ 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.
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.