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Written by dkoplowPosted: Jan. 12, 2017

Rex Tillerson: Oil and gas gets no subsidies

Rex Tillerson at Senate confirmation hearings In yesterday's confirmation hearings for Rex Tillerson, the former ExxonMobil CEO stated that 'I'm not aware of anything the fossil fuel industry gets that I would characterize as a subsidy... Rather it is just the way the tax code applies to this particular industry.' You can review the… Read More
Written by dkoplowPosted: Jan. 09, 2017

Subsidy dependency and carbon abetment: almost half of pending US production relies on subsidies to hit minimum investable returns

Most fossil fuel subsidy assessments tabulate aggregate support to a particular fuel at the national or international level.  Our new paper, Effect of government subsidies for upstream oil infrastructure on U.S. oil production and global CO2 emissions, just released by the Stockholm Environment… Read More
Written by dkoplowPosted: Aug. 05, 2016

The Trouble with Q: Why the US should not be subsidizing carbon capture and sequestration

Desmond Llewelyn, Bond's Q The mysterious Q Division in the James Bond movie franchise was always on hand with inane, though coldly effective, inventions that would save Bond and defeat even the most diabolical enemy.  In the magic of the movies, a bit of public money directed towards the R&D staff of the British Secret… Read More