As the fossil fuel subsidies are expected to swell following the rapidly rising energy prices, IISD offers a background note on the rationale and international initiatives for the reform of fossil fuel subsidies.
News: “We must act now”: Ten governments call on world leaders to phase out fossil fuel subsidies
December 10, 2020
Geneva, December 10—In the lead-up to the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement, ten governments are calling on world leaders to turn their high-level commitments into urgent action and phase out inefficient fossil fuel subsidies.
Reports: Doubling Back and Doubling Down: G20 scorecard on fossil fuel funding
This study tracks, for the first time, each G20 country's progress on ending support for fossil fuels—ranking their transparency, commitments, and financial support to oil, gas, and coal.
Reports: How to Target Residential Electricity Subsidies in India. Step 2. Evaluating policy options in the State of Jharkhand
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
Electrictity subsidy reforms in India could free up INR 306 crore while making the system more equitable, researchers say.
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).