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Written by: Doug Koplow, Earth Track, Inc.Posted on: 9/29/2008
General introduction to the measurement and concepts associated with government subsidization of energy industries. Includes a review of a generic fuel cycle which identifies the most common types of subsidies at each stage and which energy types they tend to support within a global context. Also… Read More
Published: Dec 31 2004
Written by: Doug Koplow, Earth Track, Inc.Posted on: 9/29/2008
Program line review of federal fiscal subsidies to energy for fiscal year 2003, to support the work of the National Commission on Energy Policy.  Aggregate subsidies were worth between $37 and $64 billion to the energy sector.  Analysis includes main tax expenditure and programmatic subsidies. … Read More
Published: Jul 30 2004
Written by: Doug Koplow, Earth Track, Inc.Posted on: 9/29/2008
This paper proposes two changes that I believe will make Tsunami relief efforts more effective. The first moves the detailed logistics system of the UN relief coordinator into the public domain. The objective of this change is to establish increased ability for outside groups to provide technology… Read More
Published: Jan 2008
Written by: Doug Koplow, Earth Track, Inc.Posted on: 9/29/2008
Examines the political drivers behind subsidy proliferation in the US federal system and a variety of options to improve transparency and contestability of the subsidy programs.  Paper contains ballpark values for US federal subsidies by energy type, based on an update of US energy subsidy… Read More
Written by: Doug Koplow, Earth Track, Inc.Posted on: 9/29/2008
Detailed review of state and federal subsidies, prepared for the Global Subsidies Initiative.  Subsidy costs per unit fossil fuel or GHG displaced exceed $500 per mt of CO2-equivalent.  Policy structures are duplicative and generally linked to production rather than to the carbon displacement… Read More
Written by: Doug KoplowPosted on: 9/8/2008
Government policies should work in tandem with market forces to achieve an adequate energy supply mix that is cleaner and more diverse than what preceeded it. In reality, thousands of government policies in place around the world act counter to stated objectives regarding energy security,… Read More