U.S. Energy Subsidies

Today I found this visual comparison of U.S. federal government subsidies to fossil fuels versus renewable energy. The underlying data came from a study by the Environmental Law Institute and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars which reviewed fossil fuel and renewable energy subsidies for Fiscal Years 2002-2008. The study concluded that “the lion’s share of energy subsidies supported energy sources that emit high levels of greenhouse gases.” A PDF of the graphic is available here.

U.S. Federal Government Energy Subsidies
U.S. Federal Government Energy Subsidies

The Global Subsidies Initiative recently published a report that looks specifically at The Politics of Fossil Fuel Subsidies, but on a global basis.

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