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.
Saskatchewan has taken steps to address its greenhouse gas emissions, most notably through the implementation of carbon capture and storage technology. This is definitely a step in the right direction in addressing climate change.
This report examines the performance of the electricity sector in Rajasthan, assessing its ability to recover operating costs, reliably meet demand, make investments and operate according to environmental and social norms.
In 2015 electricity demand rose by just 0.5 percent over 2014 levels, while coal consumption dropped by 5 percent. The slowdown in coal-use together with a continuing rise in generation from renewable sources plunged the domestic coal production industry into a crisis and led to a dramatic fall in coal imports.
On 28 June, Indonesia’s government and parliament reached consensus on the revised state budget for 2016. The budget is an important indicator for Indonesia’s subsidies to fossil fuels in the year ahead. This blog provides an overview.
Kerosene is used by millions of households in rural India to meet basic lighting needs, and subsidies have long been used to make the fuel more affordable. But for health, safety and environmental reasons, a switch to solar power is better—and more affordable in the absence of kerosene subsidies.
The Government of Canada has a longstanding commitment to phasing out production subsidies to the fossil fuel industry, starting with the commitment in the G20 Leaders’ Statement at the 2009 G20 Summit in Pittsburgh.
For a long time, the international community has talked about the benefits that can be created by removing wasteful fossil-fuel subsidies and freeing up expenditure for more worthwhile things—but little analysis has looked at how this works out in practice.
In large part, this is because so few countries, including among the G-20, have implemented ambitious and successful reforms.