Webinar Slides: An Introduction to Energy Subsidies

Attributed Authors: Doug Koplow Published: May 2019

These are the supporting slides to a presentation given in May 2019 in the Synapse Energy Economics webinar series.  The presentation provides an overview of the scope and magnitude of energy subsidies around the world, and discusses common issues that arise with regards to measurement and value differences across sources. 

The presentation also introduces a number of important emerging subsidy issues, including state-level subsidies to fossil fuels in comparison to carbon prices and risks associated with selling nuclear decommissioning obligations to a stand-alone, poorly capitalized firm.

In addition to the slides, the full webinar stream can be accessed at this link.

Tags: subsidy valuation challenges, state subsidies, carbon pricing in comparison to carbon subsidies