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As World Burns, Richest Nations Can't Decide When to End Fossil Fuel Handouts


Business  (tags: World, Climate, U.S., G20, Environment, Fossil Fuels, Big Oil, COP21, Oil Change International )

Judy
- 989 days ago - commondreams.org
Despite ambitious pledges, global energy ministers could not agree on a target date to phase out billions in subsidies to dirty energy



   

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David C (80)
Sunday July 3, 2016, 1:51 pm
how about yesterday, but I will settle for today
 

Sheryl G (359)
Sunday July 3, 2016, 6:01 pm
lol....you took the words right out of my mouth Dave. I was going to say the exact same thing.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday July 4, 2016, 6:29 am
No time to waste
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Monday July 4, 2016, 1:50 pm
Noted. Thanks, Judy.
Hard to stomach those excuses. In fact, I was writing my Congress members years ago when oil was over $100 a barrel to stop the subsidies. As long as they're making money hand-over-fist they don't care.
 

Roro l (0)
Monday July 4, 2016, 1:53 pm
Thanks

 

Doris F (19)
Monday July 4, 2016, 2:27 pm
makes us breathless, tyfs Judy
 

Birgit W (160)
Monday July 4, 2016, 2:53 pm
Lois says it all. Thanks Judy.
 

Kate Kenner (215)
Monday July 4, 2016, 3:07 pm
How do you think they got so rich? Greed is an ugly thing.
 

Janet B (0)
Monday July 4, 2016, 3:45 pm
Thanks
 

Past Member (0)
Monday July 4, 2016, 8:07 pm
"A report published in 2015 by the climate group Oil Change International found that the combined G20 subsidies for oil, gas, and coal production amounts to roughly $444 billion a year."

Why are governments always subsiding private businesses with public money?! Where's the so-called free market??

 

Dawnie W (250)
Monday July 4, 2016, 10:49 pm
❤️:-))❤️Oh! Deary me!❤️
❤️ Thanking you kindly for sharing this information❤️
💕💛ღ❤️Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ💕♥L💜ve, Hugs and Peace go with you all♥💕Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ❤️ღ💛💕
 

Judy C (91)
Tuesday July 5, 2016, 12:17 am
LOL Dave, I agree. Randy, that's a very good question. I think that originally an important function of the corporation was supposed to be to serve the public good. Those days are long gone, but businesses think they're entitled to all sorts of handouts. A slight variation on that theme is the Too Big to Fail excuse.
 

Margie FOURIE (148)
Tuesday July 5, 2016, 2:17 am
We have the sun. Why dont many countries implement this. We need it here at affordable charges.
 

Ben O (135)
Tuesday July 5, 2016, 4:23 am
40 years ago...that was the right time!
 

Janet B (0)
Tuesday July 5, 2016, 1:28 pm
Thanks
 

Roger G (148)
Tuesday July 5, 2016, 1:47 pm
noted, thanks
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 6, 2016, 5:56 am
Something clean and sustainable
 

Colleen L (3)
Wednesday July 6, 2016, 11:55 pm
Agree with Randy's comment and question. Thanks Judy
 

Julie W (33)
Thursday July 7, 2016, 4:36 am
Please, just make a decision and follow it through. Sooner rather than later. I have a son who worked in the energy industry for a while, and the stories of how much money they waste were horrific.
 

Marija M (25)
Thursday July 7, 2016, 5:46 am
noted, tks
 
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