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G20 coal subsidies: Italy

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Written by Leo Roberts

Hero image description: Greenpeace activists stand on top of a coal mountain of E-On's coal-fired power plant at Porto Torres, Sardinia, Italy. Photo: Jiri Rezac / GREENPEACE (CC BY 2.0) Image credit:Jiri Rezac / GREENPEACE Image license:CC BY 2.0

Italy continues to subsidise coal, including through tax breaks for coal-fired electricity and heat production

This country study and accompanying data sheet compiles publicly available information on G20 subsidies to the production and consumption of coal (including coal-fired power) in Italy in 2016 and 2017. It is a background paper to the report G20 coal subsidies: tracking government support to a fading industry and provides a baseline to track progress on the phase-out of such subsidies as part of a wider global energy transition.

Leo Roberts