from Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies

Fuel Subsidy Reform

Insights From a CFR Workshop

May 26, 2015

Report

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Energy and Climate Policy

Fossil Fuels

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Overview

Subsidies that encourage fossil fuel consumption cost governments an estimated $500 billion annually and have vexed policymakers for years. The Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations convened a group of roughly twenty experts in early May 2015 for an all-day workshop to discuss challenges, opportunities, and strategies of fossil fuel subsidy reform. This report, which you can download here, summarizes the highlights of the discussion.

More on:

Energy and Climate Policy

Fossil Fuels

Economics