Senior Policy Advisor, Energy and Lead, Indonesia
Philip Gass is a Senior Policy Advisor, Energy and Lead, Indonesia with the Energy program, specializing in climate change and energy policy at the sub-national and national level in North America and Indonesia as well as international developments within the UNFCCC process.
His recent work has focused on development of fiscal policy approaches that facilitate GHG mitigation including carbon pricing and subsidy reform. He also works directly on economic models that promote sustainability including the green economy, circular economy, and just transitions. In Indonesia he has focused on strategies to shift from coal to renewable energy and in Canada his recent work has included efforts to encourage producer and consumer fossil fuel subsidy reform. He has a background in political economy and stakeholder engagement, having worked in a legislative setting in Canada prior to joining IISD.
- Indonesia Energy Subsidy News Briefing January 2018This update provides a look at State Budgets from 2017 and 2018, as well as an assessment of liquefied petroleum gas, coal, transport fuels and electricity subsidies. A list of recent GSI reports and commentaries is also included.
- How to Respond When Prices Go Up: Objectives and options for fuel price adjustments in IndonesiaThere are options to strengthen the fuel pricing mechanism in Indonesia. This policy brief highlights some options, including price smoothing, ratcheting and installation of price floors and caps, closing with recommendations.