An Introduction to Energy Subsidies Presentation Slides, March 2023

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An overview on the varied approaches used to subsidize industries and how the scale of support flowing to fossil fuels and other environmentally harmful activities undermines efforts to decarbonize the economy and protect global biodiversity. The slides highlight how at present subsidies to fossil fuel greatly exceed carbon revenues from taxes and permits, and environmentally harmful subsidies overall greatly exceed EHS reduction targets agreed to under the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework.

Slides supported a seminar in the Aspen U speaker series, sponsored by Aspen Snowmass, Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, Protect Our Winters, and Audi.