Natural gas fracking well in Louisiana, (c) 2013 Daniel Foster
Fossil fuel subsidy transparency
Another important publication by the Global Subsidies Initiative exploring potential options for improved transparency on fossil fuel subsidies. The report was written by Tara Laan, who also did a great deal of analysis on Canadian biofuel subsidies last year.
Zero defect manufacturing doesn't work without good, real time data collection. Managing business cycles doesn't work without good data on the macro-economy. And addressing the many perverse economic and environmental outcomes from widespread subsidies to environmentally-harmful activities won't work without good information either.