The Pricing of Kerosene in India

By Raymond E. Vickery, Jr. —  Status: Incomplete – While the Modi government declared its intention to gradually reduce the subsidies on kerosene, market-friendly reforms have continued to elude the government as government controls and subsidies on kerosene remain in place. Difficulty: High…

Update on India’s States: April 17, 2019

Center convenes meeting of state government officials from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh regarding pending issues over the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh; The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission approves a new power purchase agreement for Adani Power to take increasing cost of…

Update on India’s States: April 10, 2019

Maharashtra orders five entities to comply with their solar and non-solar renewable purchase obligation requirements; Tamil Nadu bans the State Load Dispatch Center from curtailing solar power at its convenience; Bihar keeps solar power tariffs unchanged from 2018-2019; Jammu and…

The Indo-Pacific in Japan’s Foreign Policy

By Ryo Sahashi — Dr. Ryo Sahashi is an associate professor of International Politics at the University of Tokyo. In 2019, Dr. Sahashi was a Visiting Scholar with the Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)…

Modi’s Progress on Natural Gas Pricing

By Raymond Vickery — Status: In Progress – In March 2016, the government did announce a new policy to bring in a revenue-sharing model in natural gas production. However, it has yet to completely deregulate natural gas pricing. Difficulty: Medium – Completely deregulating natural…

Japan Prepares for a New Era

By Michael J. Green & Nicholas Szechenyi —  On April 1, the Japanese government officially announced the name of a new imperial era, Reiwa, as Emperor Akihito prepares to abdicate the throne at the end of this month. The name Reiwa, two…

Update on India’s States: April 3, 2019

Maharashtra gives state discom additional time to comply with solar renewable purchase obligation requirements; Uttar Pradesh orders power company to first lower power tariffs before taking control of a stressed power plant; Mizoram repeals its “New Land Use Policy” and…