Summary of Lessons Drawn from Reforms of Energy Subsidies

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“Once in place, energy subsidies are extremely difficult to remove.” So states the committee, established by the World Economic Forum and led by energy industry executive Mohammed I. Al Hammadi, tasked with finding the best subsidy reform practices among nations. getAbstract recommends its report, brimming with practical case studies, to regulators, politicians and energy executives interested in the consequences of energy reform.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What benefits and costs energy subsidies incur,
  • How several nations have handled energy subsidy reform, and
  • How best to discontinue energy subsidy schemes.

About the Author

Mohammed I. Al Hammadi is CEO of Emirates Nuclear Energy Cooperation.



Energy subsidies are “any government action that lowers the cost of energy production, raises the revenues of energy producers or lowers the price paid by energy consumers.” Though designed to shield domestic energy consumers and producers from price volatility, energy subsidies may have negative ramifications...

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