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Energy Subsidies & Trade

Subsidies often exist because of ambitions related to trade and investment. Trade is also a place where negative effects of subsidies are often felt the hardest - by non-subsidizing countries. The GSI explores how trade could address fossil fuel subsidies more effectively.

Policy Briefs: India Energy Subsidy Briefing December 2018

Highlights from the December 2018 edition: Draft amendments to the Electricity Act 2003 proposed in September 2018 include provisions to promote renewable energy, improve quality of power supply, impose stronger penalties for violations of Power Purchase Agreements (PPA), and initiate a direct benefit transfer for electricity subsidies to households. Government says it is likely to exceed the renewable energy tar

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News: Call for Papers: Trade impacts of fossil fuel subsidies

Deadline for abstract submission: 25 May 2018 Notice of Acceptance: 20 June 2018 Deadline for full paper submission: 31 August 2018 Conference date (Geneva): Friday, 5 October 2018, 09:00-17:00 Pre-Conference High-Level Policy Panel: Thursday 04 October 2018, 18:30-20:00 The Geneva-based Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI) of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the Centre for Trade and E

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