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With fossil fuel subsidies, humanity investing in 'own doom': UN chief

By subsidising fossil fuels, humanity was "investing in its own doom", UN chief Antonio Guterres said Tuesday at a Paris summit seeking to unlock funds for the global shift towards greener energy.

Calls for greater fossil fuel divestment at anniversary of Paris climate deal

Campaigners call for an end to fossil fuel finance and subsidies to avoid dangerous global warming at a meeting to mark two years since the signing of the landmark agreement The Paris agreement on climate change, ratified by world governments...Show More Summary

Scott Pruitt Declares War on Wind and Solar Energy, While Fossil Fuels Get Billions in Subsidies

During a recent trip to Kentucky coal country, the EPA chief proposed ending renewable energy tax credits. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt recently proposed eliminating federal tax credits for wind and solar power, arguing that they should...Show More Summary

Memo To EPA Chief Pruitt: Let’s End Subsidies For Fossil Fuels, Not Renewables

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Government handouts for coal, oil and gas dwarf those for wind and solar.

The problem with cheap petrol—study looks at fuel prices

The economist behind a new study into traffic and fuel prices has urged countries to continue their progress toward eliminating fossil fuel subsidies. He has also drawn attention to the need for Australia to move to a GPS-based road funding system.

Effect Of Tax Subsidies To Fossil Fuel Companies On U.S. Crude Oil Production

Peter Erickson (Stockholm Environment Institute), Adrian Down (Stockholm Environment Institute), Michael Lazarus (Stockholm Environment Institute) & Doug Koplow (Earth Track), Effect of Subsidies to Fossil Fuel Companies on United States Crude Oil Production: Countries in the G20 have committed to phase out ‘inefficient’ fossil fuel subsidies. However, there remains a...

$20BIL In Taxpayer $$$ Still Goes To Old Energy

Taxpayers on Hook for $20 Billion in Dirty Energy Subsidies Annually, New Study Finds Andy Rowell, October 3, 2017 (Oil Change International via EcoWatch) “…U.S. taxpayers are handing out a whopping $20 billion in fossil fuel subsidies...Show More Summary

The Oil Industry Needs Taxpayers To Prop Up Nearly Half Of Its New U.S. Drilling

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Study shows oil groups’ addiction to gov. subsidies -- the very thing fossil fuel advocates use to criticize renewables.

Europe Is Providing More Than €112 Billion Annually In Fossil Fuel Subsidies

European governments and the European Union itself are together handing out more than €112 billion a year in fossil fuel subsidies, with almost all of it going towards the transport sector, according to a new report published this week.  Europe...Show More Summary

Solar & Wind Subsidies = Less Than $0 In USA … Because Clean Energy Saves Lives!

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

Global Fossil Fuel Subsidies Still Total More Than $5 Trillion Annually

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.

Midday open thread: Fossil fuel subsidies hit $5.3 trillion; 45 feminist women to follow on Twitter

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

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

World Governments Make Citizens Pay Billions to Destroy Their Own Health

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.

What You Need to Know About the Hidden Health Cost of Fossil Fuel Subsidies

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.

Fossil Fuel Subsidies Are Dwarfed by Health Cost

4 months agoNews : Truthdig

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.

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