Fossil Fuels: The Case For Ending Producer Subsidies
Welcome to episode 7 of our policycorner.org podcast series. Our guest in this episode is Tim Pfefferle, one of the winners of our writing competition on new economic thinking. We discuss his article on fossil fuels and producer subsidies, their detrimental impact on climate change and global climate governance as well as possible ways out of this quagmire. We also talk about the European Investment Bank and their largest investment in the energy sector ever – €1.5 billion for a gas pipeline.
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This episode was recorded on 16 February, 2018.
Climate Action Tracker
UNEP Emissions Gap Report
Exploring the role of phase-out policies for low-carbon energy transitions: The case of the German Energiewende
Death and Environmental Taxes: Why Market Environmentalism Fails in Liberal Market Economies
Effect of Subsidies to Fossil Fuel Companies on United States Crude Oil Production
Empty Promises: G20 Subsidies to Oil, Gas and Coal Production
Zombie Energy: Climate Benefits of Ending Subsidies to Fossil Fuel Production
Development Incentives for Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform
Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math
The Divestment Movement: A Climate Policy Game Changer?
Why 2018 is the year that divestment is finally going mainstream
OECD Fossil Fuel Support Data
http://www.oecd.org/site/tadffss/data/(database available via “data” links)
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