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, 2018
Solar 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
May 28, 2018
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.
Policy Briefs: Kerosene to Solar Swap Policy Brief 1: Kerosene Subsidies in India: The status quo, challenges and the emerging path to reform
October 16, 2017 |
This policy brief examines the current system of kerosene subsidies in India, looking at key issues and the impact subsidies have on the distribution of clean, off-grid solar lighting solutions.
Policy Briefs: Kerosene to Solar Swap Policy Brief 2: Building a Market for Off Grid Solar Lighting
August 24, 2017 |
This policy brief looks at the current market situation for off-grid solar technologies in India and the current barriers to an enabling business environment for solar.
Policy Briefs: Kerosene to Solar Swap Policy Brief 3: Sustainable Lighting Solutions for Rural Homes in India
August 24, 2017 |
This policy brief analyzes the current policy environment governing kerosene and off-grid solar use. It sets out a suite of detailed policy interventions that can be implemented to achieve a systemic transition from kerosene to solar for lighting in rural India.