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Why is Oettinger scared of fossil fuel subsidy figures?

Commissioner Günter Oettinger’s blocking of a transparent discussion on fossil fuel subsidies inevitably raises suspicions that his real intent is to preserve them, writes Sébastien Godinot. Sébastien Godinot is an economist for WWF Europe.  Those making the case for adequate post 2020 EU climate and energy legislation were looking forward to the European Commission launching, in the coming days […]

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Maintenance of fossil fuel subsidies is a global scandal, supporting IMF findings

Gland, Switzerland – The continued maintenance of fossil fuel subsidies is a global scandal and governments should work to transform these subsidies into financing for energy efficiency and renewable energy, says WWF, responding to a report released today by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The International Monetary Fund (IMF) report Energy Subsidy Reform: Lessons and […]

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