Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform in the United States: Impediments and Opportunities

Attributed Authors: Doug Koplow Published: Sep 2016

This presentation provides an overview of the long history of fossil fuel subsidies in the United States, key milestones in reporting transparency, and remaining data challenges in assessing and quantifying the many pathways that continue to subsidize fossil fuel extraction and consumption today.

The talk was given at the Fossil Fuel Supply and Climate Policy: An International Conference organized by the Stockholm Environment Institute and a number of other institutions at Queens College, Oxford, UK, on September 26-27, 2016.  You can also watch a video of this presentation here, at about the 37 minute mark.

Tags: fossil fuel subsidies, history of subsidies, reporting gaps