global subsidies, nuclear subsidies, Fukushima

Energy subsidies: Global estimates, causes of variance, and gaps for the nuclear fuel cycle

This chapter explores global subsidies to energy.  These subsidies cost hundreds of billions of dollars per year, often skewing market decisions in ways detrimental to environmental quality and social welfare. Subsidy reform could provide large fiscal and  environmental gains, although remains politically challenging to implement . Growing data collection by international agencies and others has expanded the fuels and countries captured in international subsidy figures.