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Consumer Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Consumer subsidies are often applied in order to reduce the price of energy to consumers mainly through government controls on the cost of fossil fuels or power.

Reports: Inventory of Energy Subsidies in the EU's Eastern Partnership Countries

This publication aims to provide the first comprehensive and consistent record of energy subsidies in the Eastern Partnership (EaP) region, with a view to improving transparency and establishing a solid analytical basis that can help build the case for further reforms in these countries (this study covers Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine).

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Reports: G7 Fossil Fuel Subsidy Scorecard: Tracking the phase-out of fiscal support and public finance for oil, gas and coal

Despite their numerous commitments, not only have G7 governments taken limited action to address fossil fuel subsidies, but they have also failed to put in place any mechanisms to define and document the full extent of their support to oil, gas and coal, or to hold themselves accountable for achieving these pledges. The G7 fossil fuel subsidy scorecard aims to address this accountability gap and track, for the first time, each G7 country’s progress in phasing out fossil fuel subsidies across seven indicators.

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Reports: Les subventions du gouvernement à la consommation et au développement d'hydrocarbures au Québec

The Québec Government has just announced the most ambitious GHG emissions reduction target in Canada – a reduction of 37.5% below 1990 levels by 2030. The province would like to reduce the amount of petroleum-based products used by 40% between now and 2030 and increase the total amount of renewable energy being produced by 25% above the current figure during that same period. 

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