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Monitoring Europe's fossil fuel subsidies: the European Union

Briefing/policy paper

Briefing/policy paper

This brief and accompanying data sheet compiles publicly available information on subsidies to fossil fuel production and consumption in the European Union (EU) between 2014 and 2016.

The study shows that the EU is falling behind in meeting its commitment to phase-out this support by 2020.

This is a background briefing paper to the report Phase-out 2020: monitoring Europe's fossil fuel subsidies and provides a baseline to track progress on the phase-out of fossil fuel subsidies in the EU as part of the global transition to clean energy.

Markus Trilling, Maeve McLynn, Anna Roggenbuck, Pippa Gallop, Colin Roche, Klaus Röhrig, Xavier Sol and Antoine Simon