Federal Subsidies for Fossil Fuels Far Surpass those for Renewables


from: http://voices.washingtonpost.com/ezra-klein/2010/08/research_desk_counts_how_much.html


Historical Perspective



TABLE 1. The Total Cost for Federal Incentives of Energy Development Through 2010 (Billions of 2010 US$). Source: Management Information Services, Inc.


FIGURE 1. Comparison of Federal Expenditures for Energy Development, 1950 – 2010 (Billions of 2010 Dollars)



On an international level, fossil fuel subsidies have been reported to be 12 times that for renewables, from: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2010-07-29/fossil-fuel-subsidies-are-12-times-support-for-renewables-study-shows

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