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Is This the Only Chance for Wind and Solar to Tackle Climate Change?

Investments in renewable energy could get a big boost if the world put the brakes on fossil fuel subsidies; but it's not a realistic option. Here's why.

IEA Executive Director Denounces Subsidy-Fueled 'Wasteful Consumption'

Maria van der Hoeven, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) recently expressed her view that “ending ‘wasteful fossil fuel subsidies’, which may encourage overconsumption of oil and gas, particularly in the Middle East,” still constitutes a big challenge around the world. read more

TODAY’S STUDY: WHY THE OIL & GAS INDUSTRY BACKS AN ALL-OF-THE-ABOVE ENERGY POLICY

Cashing in on All of the Above: U.S. Fossil Fuel Production Subsidies under Obama July 2014 (Oil Change International) Executive Summary Each year, the U.S. federal and state governments give away more than $21 billion in subsidies to...Show More Summary

Thanks to the fracking boom, we’re wasting more money than ever on fossil fuel subsidies

Because oil and gas production has soared, so has the value of various tax breaks for the industry.

6 Ways to Add Passive Solar Features to Your Home

Sick of solar panels and wind turbines being expensive because of all those fossil fuel subsidies? Looking for a way to reduce that electric bill, lower your carbon footprint, and show off to your neighbors? The good news is that you don't have to build a

SolarCity CEO Identifies Another Fossil Fuel Advantage

We all know that the renewable energy and fossil fuel industries don’t operate on a level playing field. Though definitions vary, the IMF found that in 2013 global subsidies of fossil fuels rose to “$1.9 trillion worldwide — the equivalent...Show More Summary

Op-Ed: The Hidden Costs of ‘Cheater Economics’ on Human Health and Earth’s Future

'Cheater economics' enables polluting products to be sold cheaper than many clean products and includes subsidies for fossil fuels, pesticides and toxic chemicals. Cheater economics tolerates pollution externalities, as economists have noted. Show More Summary

Money To Burn: OPEC's Wasteful Energy Subsidies

Fossil fuel subsidies cost governments in emerging markets more than $500 billion every year and are a major contributor to climate change, according to the International Energy Agency

Fossil Fuel Subsidies Cost ~$2 Trillion Annually, According To IMF

Originally published on RenewEconomy. By Sophie Vorrath Science informs us about the environmental cost of our global fossil fuel habit – the IPCC recently reported that CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion and industrial processes...Show More Summary

Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform Roundtable Highlights a Global Problem

On April 11 in connection with the spring World Bank/International Monetary Fund meetings taking place in Washington, D.C., representatives of G-20 and APEC member economies and other countries and international organizations met on the problems resulting from fossil fuel subsidies around the...

Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform Roundtable Highlights a Global Problem

A gas platform run by a Norwegian oil company stands above the North Sea off the coast of Norway, June 8 2006. [AP File Photo] On April 11 in connection with the spring World Bank/International Monetary Fund meetings taking place inShow More Summary

President Obama’s Proposed Budget Includes Significant Funding For Renewables

6 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

President Barack Obama has announced his fiscal year 2015 budget proposal, which seeks to provide billions of dollars for clean energy and eliminate $4 billion in fossil fuel subsidies. The proposed budget would provide multiple federal agencies with funding to further spur renewable energy development in the country. For example, the U.S. Department of Energy Continue reading ?

Australia's Lip Service at the G20 Summit; Our Fossil Fuel Subsidies to Increase!

The G20 summit has once again come and gone and, although the need for “tangible actions” was a great headline, when I actually read through the final official communique from the event, I couldn’t help but feel a little disappointed. read more

Fossil Fuel Subsidies Are Back Up To 2008 Levels

Originally published on DeSmogBlog. By Ben Jervey. No Matter How You Count Them, Fossil Fuel Subsidies Are As High As Ever The exact worth of massive global fossil fuel subsidies is incredibly hard to figure. There’s no real consistency in the definitions of subsidies, or how they should be calculated. Show More Summary

No Matter How You Count Them, Fossil Fuel Subsidies Are As High As Ever

The exact worth of massive global fossil fuel subsidies is incredibly hard to figure. There’s no real consistency in the definitions of subsidies, or how they should be calculated. As a result, estimates of global subsidy support for...Show More Summary

California Offers Electric Car Subsidies For Low-Income Families

Originally published on Planetsave. Hybrid and electric cars can make a huge difference in reducing local air quality, and can help their owners save money while staying more insulated against the volatility of fossil fuel prices. Unfortunately,...Show More Summary

Electric Car Subsidies for Poor People Are a Thing in California

Hybrid and electric cars can make a huge difference in reducing local air quality, and can help their owners save money while staying more insulated against the volatility of fossil fuel prices. Unfortunately, most plug-in electric cars...Show More Summary

Electric Car Subsidies for Electric Cars Are a Thing in California

Hybrid and electric cars can make a huge difference in reducing local air quality, and can help their owners save money while staying more insulated against the volatility of fossil fuel prices. Unfortunately, most plug-in electric cars...Show More Summary

Monopoly Utilities Neglect To Mention Billions In Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Last weekend, the New York Times took a look at changing GOP perspectives on solar – particularly rooftop solar – as more conservatives embrace renewables. The article highlights rooftop solar-supporting conservatives like Barry Goldwater Jr. Show More Summary

Fossil Fuels Get Half-A-Trillion-Dollar Christmas Present From Taxpayers

Fossil fuels have dominated the global energy market and even the global economy for a long time. You would think that such mature industries wouldn’t need government subsidies — their annual revenue and profits are mind-boggling. However, with money comes power. Show More Summary

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