The world has made the transition from one major form of energy to another several times – from animal power and biomass to burning coal, and then to the increasing use of oil and gas. The replacement of those fuels with renewables marks the next historic shift.

Many of the world’s Small Island Developing States (SIDS) have started to integrate renewables into their electricity supply mix. The expected benefits include reducing dependency on costly, sometimes volatile fossil-fuel imports.

This publication makes a first attempt at an integrated analysis of how Indonesia both taxes and subsidizes production and consumption of oil, gas, coal and electricity (most of which is generated with coal). The paper also explores lessons learned from Indonesia’s reduction of fiscal dependence on fossil fuels.

For communities in rural Africa to thrive, energy services must be affordable and reliable. But this is not enough.

The world is steadily progressively towards universal access to electricity, with access rates in rural areas growing rapidly. Current technologies and the solutions can dramatically accelerate the growth trajectory of electricity access.

Electricity shortages are among the biggest barriers to South Asia’s development. Some 255 million people—more than a quarter of the world’s off-grid population—live in South Asia, and millions of households and firms that are connected experience frequent and long hours of blackouts.

Quality power will be made available to consumers anytime, anywhere in the state in next five or six years if the plan envisaged int he draft power policy becomes a reality.

In exercise of power conferred under Section 178 of the Electricity Act, 2003 (the Act), the Commission has prepared the draft notification of Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (Terms and Conditions of Tariff) Regulations, 2019 for the tariff period commencing from 1.4.2019.

Scaling up the use of renewable electricity is critical for achieving climate goals, but currently only a quarter of the power mix is sourced from renewables.

Draft tariff regulations (2019-24) are positive for regulated utilities as base RoE remains unchanged at 15.5% (our expectation: cut to 14%). Key overhang of cut in RoE is behind company – a major positive.

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