19 Jun '12, 9am

Just out: White paper outlines new approach to address world’s annual $400bn-plus fossil fuel subsidies @MLiebreich

White paper published ahead of Rio+20 meeting puts forward a novel approach for addressing the world’s $400bn-plus of annual fossil fuel subsidies Rio de Janeiro, 19 June 2012 – Michael Liebreich, chief executive of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, has published a white paper outlining an innovative approach that might help governments retire fossil fuel subsidies, while at the same time helping to spur the creation of clean energy markets. The approach, which he dubs "Sunset Credits" acknowledges the difficulty of eliminating subsidies without engendering popular unrest, and offers an elegant way to finance a shift to ever-more-competitive forms of clean energy. At the G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh in September 2009, leaders of the major economies announced their intention to "phase out and rationalise over the medium term inefficient fossil fuel subsidies while providing target...

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