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Fossil Fuels Receive $500 Billion A Year In Government Subsidies Worldwide

Published: 
Sat, 11/09/2013 - 9:19am
Category: 
Energy

Producers of oil, gas and coal received more than $500 billion in government subsidies around the world in 2011, with the richest nations collectively spending more than $70 billion every year to support fossil fuels.

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The Social Cost of Carbon: How to Do the Math?

Published: 
Tue, 09/18/2012 (All day)
Category: 
Energy

This year’s presidential campaign has shown that a gulf exists between the two candidates on America’s energy future — at least in theory.

Mitt Romney opposes renewal of the federal wind energy tax credit and champions the exploitation of fossil fuels. President Obama advocates an “all of the above” strategy on energy but — after a period of silence on the issue — implicitly evoked the dangers of runaway emissions at the Democratic convention by warning that climate change is indeed a threat.

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Governments failing to avert catastrophic climate change, IEA warns

Published: 
Wed, 04/25/2012 - 11:42pm

Ministers attending clean energy summit in London to be gravely warned about continuing global addiction to fossil fuels