August 30, 2018 |In 2015, nearly 780 million people, or more than 60 per cent of the Indian population, did not have access to clean cooking. Like many countries, the Government of India has attempted to address this by subsidizing liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).
Reports: Inventory of Energy Subsidies in the EU's Eastern Partnership Countries
This publication aims to provide the first comprehensive and consistent record of energy subsidies in the Eastern Partnership (EaP) region, with a view to improving transparency and establishing a solid analytical basis that can help build the case for further reforms in these countries (this study covers Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine).
Press Release: Canada continues to provide billions of dollars each to year to support fossil fuels – new study
June 4, 2018
Canada is the largest provider of government support for oil and gas production per unit of GDP, providing more than any other country in the G7, despite repeated pledges to end fossil fuel subsidies, new research has revealed.
Reports: G7 Fossil Fuel Subsidy Scorecard: Tracking the phase-out of fiscal support and public finance for oil, gas and coal
June 4, 2018
Despite their numerous commitments, not only have G7 governments taken limited action to address fossil fuel subsidies, but they have also failed to put in place any mechanisms to define and document the full extent of their support to oil, gas and coal, or to hold themselves accountable for achieving these pledges. The G7 fossil fuel subsidy scorecard aims to address this accountability gap and track, for the first time, each G7 country’s progress in phasing out fossil fuel subsidies across seven indicators.
Reports: Les subventions du gouvernement à la consommation et au développement d'hydrocarbures au Québec
April 15, 2018
The Québec Government has just announced the most ambitious GHG emissions reduction target in Canada – a reduction of 37.5% below 1990 levels by 2030. The province would like to reduce the amount of petroleum-based products used by 40% between now and 2030 and increase the total amount of renewable energy being produced by 25% above the current figure during that same period.
Reports: Electricity Sector Reform in Uttar Pradesh: Analysis of tariff adjustments and the Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana Plan (UDAY)
Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state, is home to the country’s largest number of people without electricity access: as of late 2017, 14.6 million households—49 per cent of the state’s total—are yet to be electrified.
Reports: Costing Energy and Fossil Fuel Subsidies in Nunavut: A mapping exercise
Subsidies to offset the astronomical price of fossil-fuel-based energy cost the government of Nunavut more than $60 million annually.
Policy Briefs: Indonesia Energy Subsidy News Briefing January 2018
As part of its work on energy policy and sustainable development in Indonesia, the Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI) of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) publishes a regular briefing on issues related to energy subsidies.