June 25th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
Days before representatives of the G20 meet in Japan, a new report has been published by the Overseas Development Institute, or ODI, which reveals these nations are spending at least $63.9 billion on coal annually.
August 19th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
Murray Energy, the largest private-owned coal company in the United States, has been quietly bankrolling opposition to the 20.7 megawatt (MW) Icebreaker Wind project set to be built on Lake Erie in a move that, while not illegal, can easily be described as deceptive.
June 5th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
288 of the world's largest investors have written a letter to the G7 leaders, urging them to stop using coal to generate electricity and speed up their actions agreed to in Paris in 2015. A study this week says the world's nations are still subsidizing fossil fuels to the tune of $100 billion a year.
February 7th, 2018 | by Jacek Fior
This is a voice from behind the Iron Curtain ... again! It may sound like history is playing a joke on us here in Poland, but the truth is we are being pushed behind an invisible barrier separating us from a more sustainable West. There is no wall anymore (we're lagging behind the USA a bit in that matter ;-) ) but a brief look at any interactive map of air quality/pollution will quickly reveal our place in Europe — 33 out of the 50 dirtiest cities in Europe are in Poland. And yet, if you ask a person in the street, you would be surprised how much people still value coal and revere miners. What a paradox!
January 26th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson
A highly misleading anti-cleantech talking point is that renewable energy "relies on government subsidies," and that all of the renewable energy growth in recent years is attributable to them. In actuality, fossil fuels and nuclear power have been receiving government support for much longer than renewable energy has. They have received much more government subsidy historically speaking than renewables. And these dirty energy options continue to receive a tremendous amount of government support even though they are overripe industries in many regards
January 9th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
In September, energy secretary ordered the Federal Energy Regulatory Administration to consider a plan that would pump billions of dollars into the electric generating industry to prop up aging coal and nuclear facilities. Today, FERC told Perry to go pound sand -- politely, of course
November 7th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
Lazard is a global asset management company that tracks the cost of producing electricity, among other things. It uses a measure called the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), which averages the estimated costs of construction, maintenance, and fuel for electricity generating assets over the number of megawatt-hours that each is expected to produce over its lifetime. In simple terms, it is one way of comparing different ways of making electricity to see which cost more and which cost less
July 6th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
G20 countries continue to spend billions in public financing for fossil fuels, spending nearly four times as much than on clean energy, averaging more than $70 billion annually, totaling $215.3 billion in deals for oil, gas, and coal between 2013 and 2015.
March 15th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
Better research is needed to reveal the impact that energy subsidies for electricity, fossil fuels, and transport have on social welfare, economic growth, and technological innovation, says a new paper.
March 18th, 2016 | by James Ayre
A new method of gauging the impact of fossil fuel subsidies on country-scale carbon emissions was recently examined in a [&hellip
January 13th, 2015 | by James Ayre
It’s now common practice in the US coal industry for companies to sell a significant portion of the coal that [&hellip
February 23rd, 2013 | by Guest Contributor
The following is the testimony of Daniel J. Weiss before the House Oversight Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Health Care, and Entitlements (PDF), reposted from [&hellip
February 8th, 2013 | by Chelsea
International Energy Agency (IEA) Chief Economist Fatih Birol made no bones about his opinion on fossil fuel subsidies at the [&hellip
February 7th, 2013 | by Zachary Shahan
If you’re writing about the falling cost of solar or solar selling for cheaper than coal power or grid electricity, I’m sure [&hellip
October 22nd, 2012 | by Tina Casey
A lobbying group called the American Energy Alliance (AEA) has reportedly unleashed a campaign to make the wind tax credit too “toxic” to win [&hellip
June 8th, 2012 | by NRDC
Oakland, 7 June 2012 — Campaigning organizations from around the world will join forces on June 18 for a [&hellip
May 21st, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan
350.org has launched a big campaign against fossil fuel subsidies. As part of that, it is presenting some pretty [&hellip
June 20th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan
After a long hiatus, I'm back to building on our relatively comprehensive page on World Wind Power. Subsidies is a complicated topic, but I think it's quite clear that wind power's subsidies don't compare to those given to the fossil fuel or nuclear industries