The report examines practical options for subsidy targeting in India by using a survey of over 900 households to analyze the distribution of residential electricity subsidies in the state of Jharkhand. It also examines various strategies to improve subsidy distribution and to better target benefits to poor households.
Press Release: Better-off households benefit twice as much from electricity subsidies than the poorest in Jharkhand, new study shows
October 1, 2020
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
Blog: 53 Ways to Reform Fossil Fuel Consumer Subsidies and Pricing
August 19, 2020 |
We have an opportunity to reform harmful fossil fuel subsidies as part of a green recovery after COVID-19. Our experts explain how.
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
April 15, 2020
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).
Reports: Canada's Federal Fossil Fuel Subsidies in 2020
Federal fossil fuel subsidies in Canada reached at least CAD 600 million in 2019, but more transparency is needed from government to understand the full picture.
Reports: India's Energy Transition: Subsidies for Fossil Fuels and Renewable Energy, 2018 Update
December 20, 2019
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
Reports: Gender and Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform in India: Findings and recommendations
December 20, 2019
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
Reports: Beyond Fossil Fuels: Fiscal transition in BRICS
November 13, 2019