KAIROS Briefing Paper #14: Federal Subsidies to Fossil Fuel Producer


KAIROS submitted a petition to the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development in the Auditor General’s office to obtain more up to date information on the actual amount of current subsidies. The petition asked six government Ministers for an explanation of the contradiction between subsidies that encourage fossil fuel production and spending on measures aimed at reducing GHG emissions. While the government provided answers to some questions, it gives no indication that it plans a major shift in spending away from tax breaks for big oil towards spending on green, renewable energy sources.

 

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