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The lopsided story of energy subsidies in the United States

Energy Subsidies: Oil versus Renewables

In a world that must reduce its dependency on fossil fuels, replacing oil subsidies with renewable energy subsidies makes sense. Although this is undeniably difficult, it would produce both environmental and economic benefits. Putting an end to oil subsidies would free public money that could be used to promote clean energy and make renewables more competitive. Although renewable energy is destined to increase it…

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Global CO2 Emissions Reach All-Time High, Rising More Than 5 Percent in 2010 to Close Out Past 20 Years

Global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions reached an all-time high in 2010, rising 45% in the past 20 years. Rising rapidly between 1990 and 2010, global atmospheric CO2 levels totaled 33 billion metric tons last year, according to a report published by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre and PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency.

Environmental News Wrap: COP16, Climate Skeptics No More, Emissions Down in 2009, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: The United Nations Climate Negotiations in Cancun, Mexico have begun. Read about how the US (and the UK) media is covering it: The Christian Science Monitor asks “What Can Be Accomplished?” & “Did Global Warming Talks Accomplish Anything?” The Guardian wonders if these Climate Change…

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