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The G20 stalls on fossil fuel subsidies

G20 countries agreed to phase out inefficient fossil fuel subsidies in 2009. Seven years later, they are still making the same promise with no agreement as to how and when they will achieve this goal. There have been some important developments in global energy since the 2009 Pittsburgh G20 meeting. Show More Summary

Amid Airy Promises, North American Summit Yields Some Sensible Plans On Energy

The agreement contains a fair amount of political feel good talk (more carbon-free energy, less fossil fuel subsidies) that is largely aspirational, but it also contains some limited, useful action plans, most notably the call for better integration of utility grids.

California isn't serious about climate change if it gives up on clean cars

To the editor: Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers are willing to cut clean-car subsidies for residents out of the budget, but they continue to subsidize corporate fossil fuel technologies through the Self-Generation Incentive Program, which is meant to fund clean energy projects. (“California...

Pressure mounts on G20 for fossil fuel subsidies deadline

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Energy ministers from the Group of 20 major economies meeting in Beijing this week came under a three-pronged attack on Tuesday over their failure to agree a deadline for the phasing out of subsidies on fossil fuels.

Solar Is ‘Such A Deal!’

Solar energy now cheaper than fossil fuels even without subsidies Tibi Puiu, June 14, 2016 (ZME Science) “…[S]olar energy is getting cheaper by the minute to the point that it’s now cheaper than fossil fuels even without subsidies in...Show More Summary

Climate Change This Week: Killer Crops, No More Fossil Fuel Subsidies, and More!

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Sheltering Beautiful Biodiversity, such as this Common Indian Crow Butterfly caterpillar found in Indian forests, is another reason to conserve these important carbon-storing ecosystems. Show More Summary

G7 Countries Pledge to End Fossil Fuel Subsidies by 2020

Leaders of the G7 countries including President Obama pledged to phase out fossil fuel subsidies by 2025 at the G7 summit in Japan.

G7 nations set deadline for phasing out fossil fuel subsidies

With oil prices low, it's a good time to talk about phasing out fossil fuel welfare schemes.

If you chase after celebrities and billionaires, expect false "solutions"

CleanTechnica: "Musk made reference to the massive subsidies provided to fossil fuel companies every year, a number stated by the International Monetary Fund last year as more than $5 trillion a year. The solution, Musk said, is to place...Show More Summary

Report: Cut Fossil Fuel Subsidies To Cut Carbon Emissions

A new method of gauging the impact of fossil fuel subsidies on country-scale carbon emissions was recently examined in a report from The School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary. The report’s author Radek Stefanski utilized the method to create 30-year-long database incorporating figures from 170 different countries. Show More Summary

The Myth About Renewable Energy Subsidies

Originally published on RenewEconomy. Ever hear the story about why renewable energy can’t compete without a subsidy? You hear it all the time from the fossil fuel industry. And the response from renewables? Take away fossil fuel subsidies, and they’d be glad to compete on level terms. Show More Summary

Nuclear Industry Subsidies Part IV: Conclusions on Koplow

Update : I am reposting this 4 part series on Nuclear subsidies which critiques inaccurate claims about subsidies to the nuclear power industry, made by lobbiests for thev fossil fuel and the socalled renewable power industries. These...Show More Summary

Bernie Sanders' Favorite Fossil Fuel Subsidy

Why do fossil fuel subsidies persist? Because everyone, even Bernie Sanders, supports them.

Canada Gives ~$46 Billion Per Year In Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Originally published on EV Obsession. The Canadian government subsidizes the fossil fuel industry in the country to the tune of around $46.4 billion a year, according to a report from the IMF last year — with $1.4 billion of this referring...Show More Summary

The Coal Industry Is Off To a Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Year

During his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Barack Obama reiterated his call to eliminate federal subsidies for fossil fuels in an effort to speed up the transition to cleaner energy sources. It's something he's asked for nearly every year of his presidency, and it hasn't happened yet. Show More Summary

We Spend $775 Billion on Global Fossil Fuel Subsidies

COP21 is over. Now, the world's leaders have to figure out how to both reduce their carbon emissions and make a smooth transition to renewable energies. If you live in the U.S., you're probably going to hear Republicans complain that this will be expensive, difficult and downright un-American. Show More Summary

$436B in Global Fossil Fuel Subsidies!

As the scheduled talks at COP21 near their completion, parties, activists and press are packing into the Le Bourget conference center to lobby for their key issues to make it into the final draft of the declaration that will be coming out of the convention. Show More Summary

Giving With One Hand and Taking With the Other: How Fossil Fuel Subsidies Undermine "Climate Finance" Fund Donations Pledged in Run-up to Paris UN Negotiation

Subsidies of fossil fuels by national governments - for exploration and production - are undermining pledges by developed nations to help finance climate change mitigation by developing nations. In fact, even as the rich countries have...Show More Summary

Bernie Sanders’s Climate Plan Takes Aim at the 1 Percent

Bernie Sanders rolled out a 16-page climate change plan on Monday that combines many of his long-held environmental positions, like dropping fossil fuel subsidies and banning offshore drilling, with a couple of new ideas. Those new proposals include a pledge to cut carbon pollution 40 percent by 2030, primarily by instituting a carbon tax. Show More Summary

On Tether to Fossil Fuels, Nations Speak With Money

8 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

Government subsidies for conventional energy still dwarf spending on the fight against climate change. Calls for reforms continue.

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