News Digest Item
04 Jul 2017

“Germany subsidises coal, oil and gas with 46 billion euros annually”

Greenpeace / Green Budget Germany (FÖS)

Germany’s fossil fuel support policy makes the energy transition more expensive, shifts follow-up costs to taxpayers and costs the country 46 billion euros annually, according to a study by Green Budget Germany (FÖS) commissioned by Greenpeace. The transport sector accounted for 28.5 billion euros, with 8 billion euros for the support of diesel fuel, writes Greenpeace in a press release.

Read the press release in German here and find the study in German here.

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