New outputs from IISD – via Aaron Cosbey of ICTSD.
Assessing Green Industrial Policy: The India experience
AUTHORS: Karthik Ganesan, Poulami Choudhury, Rajeev Palakshappa, Rishabh Jain, Sanyukta Raje (CEEW, India)
This report, one of a series written for IISD’s Global Subsidies Initiative, assesses India’s policies to promote solar and wind power against a series of green industrial policy objectives, including climate impact, energy security, fostering innovation and job creation. It draws lessons, both positive and negative, from the Indian experience for policy makers considering the use of green industrial policy for climate change and renewable energy objectives.
An IISD research report from last year asks broader questions:
Green Industrial Policy and the World Trading System (Author: Aaron Cosbey)
This report starts from the inherent tension between industrial policy and international trade and investment law, asking whether there is anything special about green industrial policy, and whether it warrants special treatment under trade rules.
- From ICTSD: US launches new WTO challenge against India solar incentives – 13 Feb 2014
- From HuffPost which provides useful broader background to the ongoing US-India wrangling over domestic content requirements.