India Must Revamp Energy Taxation: Montek Singh Ahluwalia


India Must Revamp Energy Taxation: Montek Singh Ahluwalia

Advocating a complete revamp of the country’s energy taxation system, economist Montek Singh Ahluwalia today said the world should not get the impression India was emerging as the second largest emitter of pollutants but was doing little to tackle emission levels.

At a conference here on India’s energy and climate policy hosted by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), the former deputy chairperson of the Planning Commission (now Niti Ayog) said revamped energy taxation could discourage the use of coal.

Referring to India’s position on future climate change negotiations, Ahluwalia said New Delhi should have a clear strategy that envisaged more action on its part if other countries committed to do more. Read More

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