March 31, 2020
While solar energy has exploded in India and the Gulf Cooperation Council region, it has lagged significantly in Indonesia. This report examines why this has been the case and what Indonesia can do to catch up to others in growing the renewable energy sector in the country.
Blog: Energy Efficiency and Subsidy Reform: A virtuous circle
June 5, 2019 |Energy challenges are similar across the world. Fortunately, so are the solutions. In many cases, subsidy reform and energy efficiency are closely linked and mutually supportive.
Blog: In Search of Just Transition: Examples from around the world
April 8, 2019 |
Energy transitions are about people: the ones who make the decisions and the ones affected by those decisions. A ‘Just Transition’ approach ensures the affected people are considered by those making decisions.
Reports: Beyond Fossil Fuels: Indonesia's fiscal transition
January 24, 2019
Indonesia is one of the few developing countries that has the capability of reducing fiscal independence on revenues from fossil fuel production as government revenues are in rapid decline. Investments in renewable energy can be one of the sectors driving diversification of the Indonesian economy and its fiscal transition away from fossil fuels.
Blog: #G20takeaction now: Civil society organizations call for G20 governments to end subsidies to fossil fuels
August 16, 2018 |
On behalf of IISD’s Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI), I presented at the panel discussion on Addressing the Challenges for the Global Energy Transition towards Climate Compatible Future on August 7 at the Civil 20 (C20) Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The summit’s objective was to facilitate an exchange among civil society representatives from G20 and other countries on the G20 agenda.
Reports: A Dialogue on a Just and Managed Transition to a Paris-Aligned Low-Carbon Future
August 16, 2018
The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and Oil Change International (OCI) hosted a Chatham House Rule round table discussion on the just and managed transition in May 2018. This discussion paper highlights key outcomes from this round table for the purposes of informing continuing conversation.
Reports: The End of Coal: Alberta's coal phase-out
May 14, 2018
In November 2015, the Canadian province of Alberta committed to a phase-out of coal power by 2030. The phase-out of coal power in Alberta will involve the retirement of over 40 per cent of Alberta’s 2016 installed capacity and the de facto phase-out of local thermal coal mines.
Blog: Will Indonesia Miss the 23 Per Cent Renewable Energy Target?
March 28, 2018 |
At an event held in Jakarta on March 28, 2018, at the Tugu Kunstkring Paleis, on behalf of the International Institute for Sustainable Development’s Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI), I launched a report analyzing the perceptions that energy sector stakeholders hold about progress towards this objective.