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Visual Aid: Energy Subsidies Around The World


Governments across the world are trying to move their incentives from fossil fuels like oil, natural gas and coal to renewable sources of energy like solar energy, wind energy and biomass. Many developed countries have been majorly successful in doing so, especially Germany and Japan. However, it is difficult for developing countries to totally convert to green energy because of the high costs involved. Regardless, a few countries like India and Brazil have shown a significant shift.

Eliminating fossil fuel subsidies is widely considered as the most effective way to make the world a better place, yet fossil fuel subsidies continue to outweigh renewable energy subsidies.

Here is a map outlining the 20 nations which consume the most energy and which sources of energy are subsidized heavily by their governments.

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