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Monitoring Europe's fossil fuel subsidies: United Kingdom

Briefing/policy papers

Written by Laurie van der Burg

This country brief and accompanying data sheet compiles publicly available information on subsidies to fossil fuel production and consumption in the United Kingdom (UK) between 2014 and 2016.

The study shows that the UK is falling behind in meeting its commitment to phase-out this support by 2020, as pledged by the European Union and its Member States.

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 UK as part of the global transition to clean energy.

Infographic: The UK provided almost €2 billion a year in public finance for fossil fuels at home and abroad.
Laurie van der Burg and Matthias Runkel