Anti-cleantech companies, think tanks, politicians, and messengers like to talk a lot about renewable energy and electric car subsidies. Meanwhile, they pretend to think that fossil fuels have gotten no subsidies and continue to get no subsidies. Show More Summary
Direct and indirect fossil fuel subsidies worldwide total $5 trillion according to a new study, Global Fossil Fuel Subsidies Still Total More Than $5 Trillion Annually was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.
Today’s comic by Jen Sorensen is Playing the country card: • Study—Global subsidies for fossil fuels top $5.3 trillion (with a “t”): The study published in the journal World Development found that subsidies were $4.9 trillion in 2013 and rose to $5.3 trillion in 2015. Show More Summary
The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) has launched the report Hidden Price Tags: How ending fossil fuel subsidies would benefit our health providing the first-ever comparison of fossil fuel subsidies and the costs to health associated with air pollution from fossil fuels.
We think of the cost of fossil fuel subsidies in terms of our tax dollars. But a new report put out by the European NGO, Health and Environment Alliance, suggests the costs are much higher. What often isn't calculated into those figures, says HEAL, is our health.
By Alex Kirby / Climate News Network The fossil fuel subsidies paid to the industry that exploits them is a fraction of their cost to people’s health in the rich world.
In the second part of the Truthdig columnist’s conversation with the renowned intellectual, Chomsky explains how the banking, fossil fuel and tech sectors all profit immensely from taxpayers’ dollars.
Fossil fuels have long been subsidized by tax policies, such as the oil depletion allowance, and by infrastructure construction, such as the interstate highway system. In light of these long-standing subsidies, it’s always a little ironic...Show More Summary
Bloomberg BusinessWeek reports that Norway is the country where motorists are making the most rapid switch to electric vehicles. “Fueled by cheap power and government subsidies, Norway is racing to ditch the ‘fossil car,’” Bloomberg says. The post Norway Leads in Move to Electric Vehicles appeared first on Toll Roads News.
By Rep. Lamar Smith (RealClearEnergy) — The federal government has a long history of meddling in the U.S. energy market. For almost 100 years, the government has provided tax incentives, subsidies, federal electricity programs, loans, loan guarantees, and funding for research and … Continue reading ?
Auditor General denied information needed to determine if government is meeting commitments to phase out inefficient fossil fuel subsidies The post Details on fossil fuel subsidies kept under wraps by Finance, says auditor appeared first on Macleans.ca.
Canada's auditor general blasted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government Tuesday for effectively blocking an audit of efforts to eliminate fossil fuel subsidies in the fight against climate change.
Better research is needed to reveal the impact that energy subsidies for electricity, fossil fuels, and transport have on social welfare, economic growth, and technological innovation, says a new paper. New Research Needed To BetterShow More Summary
The hidden toll that subsidies for electricity, fossil fuels, and transport have on social welfare, economic growth and technological innovation needs to be exposed through better research says a new paper in Ecological Economics by Benjamin K Sovacool.
The global measurement of fossil fuel subsidies is most likely wrong.
Donald Trump wants to restrict or even abolish the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In particular, he is proposing to dramatically limit the federal agency’s power to regulate carbon dioxide emissions, instead putting the onus on individual states to self-regulate. Although it sounds like...