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Consumer Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Consumer subsidies are often applied in order to reduce the price of energy to consumers mainly through government controls on the cost of fossil fuels or power.

Press Release: Better-off households benefit twice as much from electricity subsidies than the poorest in Jharkhand, new study shows

Reforms could free up INR 306 crore while making the system more equitable, researchers say Ranchi, October 1—Better-off households in Jharkhand receive more than twice the share of government electricity subsidies collected by poor households, as revealed in a survey of over 900 households released today by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the Initiative for Sustainable Energy Poli

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Press Release: Subsidies to renewables drop 35% as oil and gas subsidies go up 65%, next months to define future trends in India’s energy sector — report

New Delhi, April 16 – India’s renewable energy subsidies fell 35% from FY17 to FY19, while its oil and gas subsidies increased by 65%, according to a new study entitled Mapping India’s Energy Subsidies 2020, released today by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW).

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Reports: India's Energy Transition: Subsidies for Fossil Fuels and Renewable Energy, 2018 Update

Pricing drives economic decision making, and subsidies (along with taxation) are one of the key tools that governments use to influence prices, and through them investment decisions and consumer behaviour. This update highlights the most significant developments in the dynamic domain of India’s energy subsidy policies in FY 2017 and explores the role that subsidies play with respect to four themes: energy access; th

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Reports: Gender and Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform in India: Findings and recommendations

The report examines the impacts of India’s subsidies to cooking gas—and their reform—from a gender perspective. On average, when cooking with liquified petroleum gas (LPG) rather than biomass, women saved about one hour per day due to reduced cooking and cleaning times. The report recommends reviewing subsidy targeting policies so that more poor households benefit from ongoing LPG subsidies because its findings sho

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