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"Mapping India's Energy Subsidies 2020"---A Report by IISD and CEEW

Published on April 21, 2020
Current Context: International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the Council on Energy, Environment, and Water (CEEW) has launched a report titled as "Mapping India's Energy Subsidies 2020”.
"Mapping India's Energy Subsidies 2020"---A Report by IISD and CEEW
  • The report highlights that India's renewable energy subsidies fell 35% between 2016-17 and 2018-19. It also said that the oil and gas subsidies, however, increased by 65% in the same period.
  • The report also mentioned that the support to renewable energy was about to increase again but due to COVID-19 the track was not followed of supporting the renewable energy
  • Policy decisions such as the solar safeguard duty and tariff caps on auctions meant that there was a slowdown in new capacity addition and as a result of lower state subsidy outgo as well.
  • However, during the post COVID-19, the support for renewable energy resources will again come on track, as stated by the report and it will present a good opportunity for the government to rein in specific fossil fuel subsidies and create more fiscal room to promote renewables and other welfare schemes.


Q.1 As per "Mapping India's Energy Subsidies 2020" report by IISD and CEEW India's renewable energy subsidies feel by how many percent between 2016-17 and 2018-19?
a. 30%
b. 20%
c. 35%
d. 40%

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