In India, currying favor with voters worsens emissions

Can Delhi wean its population off oil subsidies and cheaper, polluting vehicles?

. . . . India is facing a huge dilemma when it comes to wresting its drivers away polluting vehicles and cheap gasoline. On the one hand, it is — in an attempt to keep voters happy — the biggest subsidizer of oil in the world, spending $21 billion in 2019 to keep gas prices down, according to figures from the International Energy Agency

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