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SUBSIDY WATCH BLOG

Explore news, commentary and analysis related to subsidies and sustainable development.

Should Governments Subsidize Hydrogen?

As countries chart paths to net-zero economies by 2050, hydrogen has enjoyed a new wave of attention. Proponents believe that hydrogen could play a key role in decarbonizing industries such as steel, cement, heavy-duty vehicles, and shipping that cannot feasibly be electrified with current technology. According to Bloomberg, hydrogen could meet up to 24% of the world's energy needs by 2050.

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G20 Recovery Packages Benefit Fossil Fuels More Than Clean Energy

Decisions taken in response to the COVID-19 crisis today will lock in the world’s development patterns for decades. With policy decisions made on a daily basis, information about how public money is being spent can be hard to follow. That is why a consortium of 14 expert organizations came together to track energy-specific responses by G20 governments.

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Who will pay for Alberta's orphan wells?

Alberta's orphan wells require proper decommissioning to prevent harm to the environment and surrounding community, but who will pay for this? Canadians are facing many struggles right now: an unprecedented economic slowdown due to COVID-19, a global oil price shock, and the still-urgent challenge of transitioning to a low-carbon future.

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A Long and Winding Road: COP 25 end notes

COP 25 nearly didn’t happen at all, on account of mass protests in Santiago, Chile, the planned host city; at the last minute, it moved to Madrid, Spain, forcing some who were planning to attend to instead watch from afar.

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