Federal Energy Subsidies: Energy, Environmental, and Fiscal Impacts
With a main report and a technical appendix covering more than 600 pages, this is among the most detailed analyses of government subsidies to energy produced to date. The summary report provides an overview of subsidy magnitudes across all major and emerging energy resources, demonstrating a large federal bias towards fossil fuels and nuclear power. The data appendix provides extensive background information on how subsidies through the tax code, subsidized lending and insurance programs, grants, trust funds, and regulatory loopholes operate. Though the specific subsidy data are no longer current (the report is based on 1989 values), the methodological approaches and the detailed information on subsidy program types remain extremely useful.