IEA chief: ‘Fossil fuel subsidies are public enemy number one for green energy’

“Fatih Birol says it does not make sense for governments to promote renewables at the same time as subsidising coal, oil and gas.”

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3 responses to “IEA chief: ‘Fossil fuel subsidies are public enemy number one for green energy’

  1. But don’t they tax cigarettes while subsidizing tobacco? Makes perfect sense in light of the usual government policies.
    Experiment time: Drop ALL subsidies for coal, gas, wind, solar, etc and see which ones are left standing. Anyone?

  2. In reply to Reality check, the wind American Wind Energy Association has called for something along the same lines as you are suggesting.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carol-pierson-holding/wind-energy-subsidies_b_2527076.html

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