18 Jun '12, 12am

Tell World Leaders at Rio+20 to End Wasteful Fossil Fuel Subsidies

From Detroit to Delhi, Barcelona to Boston, families are struggling to recover from the worst economic crisis in decades. Millions have lost their homes or face unemployment. And cuts in government spending have led to record layoffs, underfunded schools, and shuttered civic institutions. Yet in the midst of unprecedented austerity, countries continue to hand over nearly $1 trillion to subsidize fossil fuels . That’s 12 times more that nations spend to support renewable energy from the sun, wind and other clean resources. The International Energy Agency expects governments to spend nearly three times more money subsidizing fossil fuels in 2012 than they did in 2009. All nations need energy to power their economies, but lavishing precious taxpayer dollars on some of the dirtiest and richest corporations in the world undermines the security of our families. Fossil fuels gene...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/fbeinecke/tell_world_le...

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