The 800 Ways Taxpayer Money Supports Fossil Fuel Industries

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  • Measures for oil, gas and coal worth $167 billion last year
  • OECD report shows subsidies slipped 16% as oil prices plunged

Emissions rise from stacks at a power plant in Indiana.

Photographer: Luke Sharett/Bloomberg

As world leaders converge on New York for a United Nations gathering that’s expected to have a strong emphasis on climate change, the OECD is pointing out 800 ways rich industrial nations support fossil fuels with taxpayer money, along with a handful of countries that are catching up quickly.

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