How can energy policies affect inequality & poverty?

Plus: why we need to keep some fossil fuels in the ground, mapping India’s energy policies, gas-fired power in South Africa, & more.
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*Can energy policies address poverty, inequality, AND climate change for a triple win? *
The new Energy Policy Tracker Poverty and Inequality Dashboard <> assesses the social impact of more than 1,000 energy policies from over 30 countries. The analysis <> finds that only 13% of the post-pandemic energy policies studied are expected to have both positive environmental and social effects, leaving a huge opportunity to increase these win-win policies.
To build policies that benefit both people and the planet, policy-makers must put poverty alleviation and inequality reduction at the heart of the energy transition <> . Explore the Dashboard » <> <> ROAD TO NET-ZERO: MAPPING INDIA’S ENERGY POLICIES
Fossil fuel subsidies in India were 9 times higher than clean energy subsidies in FY 2021. A new report <> unpacks how to advance the country’s transition. <> WHY PREVENTING NEW FOSSIL FUEL PROJECTS ISN’T ENOUGH
A new study <> warns that emissions of existing fossil fuel projects are already expected to exceed the carbon budget for 1.5°C. <> SUBSIDIZING FOSSIL FUELS IN TIMES OF HIGH ENERGY PRICES
Watch <> trade and climate experts discuss how to address the energy crisis strategically and avoid pressure to subsidize fossil fuels. <> INCREASING FISCAL SPACE IN TIMES OF UNCERTAINTY
Register now <> for a webinar exploring how G20 governments can safeguard carbon pricing and fossil fuel subsidy reform. <> MAKE OR BREAK—GAS-FIRED POWER IN SOUTH AFRICA
South Africa doesn’t have a gas-fired power sector, but with cheaper renewable alternatives available, building one could be a costly mistake <> . <> AGRICULTURAL ELECTRICITY SUBSIDIES ARE MISSING THE MARK
A survey in Haryana <>, India <>, finds that the wealthiest farmers received 50% of agricultural electricity subsidies. The poorest? Only 30%. <> FOSSIL FUEL FUNDING COULD DERAIL CANADA’S NEW CLIMATE PLAN
Read <> how new fossil fuel projects and subsidies threaten to undermine Canada’s climate progress. <> WHAT COULD A WTO DEAL ON FISHERIES SUBSIDIES LOOK LIKE?
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