Germany’s Fossil Fuel Subsidies Self Review Makes Mockery of Paris Climate Agreement

November 15, 2017By Alex DoukasBlog Post, Featured, Press Releases

Today, Germany quietly released the ‘German Report on the Phasing-Out of Inefficient Fossil Fuel Subsidies,’ the country’s self-review as part of the G20 fossil fuel subsidies peer review process. Despite Germany’s rising fossil fuel subsidies, the review states that Germany plans to end only two subsidies, and claims that none of the other fossil fuel subsidies are ‘inefficient,’ supposedly putting them outside the G20 subsidies phase-out pledge.

Talk is Cheap: How G20 Governments are Financing Climate Disaster

July 5, 2017By Alex DoukasBlog Post, Briefings, Featured, Reports, Resources 14 Comments

Each year, G20 countries provide nearly four times more public finance to fossil fuels than to clean energy. In total, public fossil fuel financing from G20 countries averaged some $71.8 billion per year, for a total of $215.3 billion in sweetheart deals for oil, gas, and coal over the 2013-2015 timeframe covered by the report. Fifty percent of all G20 public finance for energy supported oil and gas production alone.

RELEASE: Oil Change International responds to G7 failure on fossil fuel subsidies, G6 recommitment to Paris Agreement

May 27, 2017By Alex DoukasBlog Post, News, Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 27, 2017 CONTACT: Alex Doukas, alex [AT] Reaction: G7 leaders cave in the face of fossil fuel cronyism, fail to recommit to ending fossil fuel subsidies by 2025 In response to the G7 Leaders’ Communiqué released today, where world leaders failed to reaffirm their commitment to phase out fossil fuel subsidies … Read More