June 21, 2019
At the Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF) in Manila (Philippines), Richard Bridle and Balasubramanian Viswanathan from the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) launched a report exploring how the expansion of subsidy swaps could accelerate the clean energy transition.
Reports: Fossil Fuel to Clean Energy Subsidy Swaps: How to pay for an energy revolution
June 11, 2019
When governments reform fossil fuel subsidies, there are many competing demands for how to reallocate resources, including spending on public health, education and social protection. This report makes the case for placing the promotion of clean energy alongside these other priorities and describes the economic, social and environmental benefits that such a move would bring, through a “subsidy swap.”
Reports: Swap: Reforming support for butane gas to invest in solar in Morocco (French only)
February 6, 2019
A subsidy swap replacing subsidies to fossil fuels with renewable energy could allow the removal of fossil fuel subsidies and promote a transition to clean energy.
Reports: Subsidy Swap: Reducing fossil fuel subsidies through energy efficiency and renewable energy in Zambia
November 29, 2018
This report examines the potential of subsidy reform to improve cost recovery in the electricity sector and promote clean energy and energy efficiency in Zambia.
Reports: Kerosene to Solar PV Subsidy Swap: The business case for redirecting subsidy expenditure from kerosene to off-grid solar
August 21, 2018Solar power has a key role in India's transition towards universal household electrification by March 2019. India has a growing market for off-grid products, recording its highest sales volume of off-grid products in 2017.
Videos: Introducing the Subsidy SWAP
Want to know how you can help accelerate the transition from fossil fuels to clean forms of energy? Subsidy SWAPs aim to reform subsidies to fossil fuels and use the savings to fund the transition to clean energy, supporting investment in energy systems like renewables, energy efficiency and public transportation. IISD's Global Subsidies Initiative works with governments and partners to help remove fossil fuel subsidies that work against sustainable development. This video was supported by the Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate and the Nordic Council of Ministers.
May 28, 2018 |At the Nordic Clean Energy Week 2018 in Copenhagen and Malmo, the Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI) launched a video explaining the subsidy SWAP concept.
May 22, 2018 |Zambia needs more electricity generation capacity. A drought in 2014/15 led to unprecedented load shedding that raised the issue in the public consciousness. Since then the energy policy community has debated how best to meet demand increases of approximately 3 to 4 per cent per annum in the context of changing weather patterns linked to climate change.