KL Dubey wrote:Mort Walker wrote:The definition of subsidies from CEEW seems very specious. It seems they have another agenda which is to inhibit India's development by forcing expensive sources of energy.
This line of argument is about 20 years old/too late now. I don't see anywhere trying to force expensive energy sources. GOI is already doing pretty much everything in the recommendations from CEEW.
The subsidy definitions are taken from IISD, which lays it out in great detail here (including graphic breakdowns of how much by individual mechanisms): https://www.iisd.org/gsi/india-energy-transition-2020-data/
The mechanisms are as I was saying. Direct price support has declined from $23 billion to $890 million, so I don't see how you can claim the GoI is subsidising oil and gas? The definition used by CEEW and IISD is erroneous to propagate an agenda of expensive energy that will inhibit growth. You've bought into the hype without looking at the numbers. I suppose you think Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (https://www.pmuy.gov.in) is a bad thing to promote the use of cooking gas?
Fortunately this GoI at the working level has smarter people than any of us and what politicians make as pronouncements. It is the reason you don't see PV solar power becoming more than what it is until PVs are made in India and the ability to use it for peak power load.