Energy Subsidies: Fossil Fuel vs. Renewables

At a SEIA chapter meeting last month, Sue Executive Director of CALSEIA said when asked when renewables will no longer need subsidies she replies – 15 minutes after fossil fuel subsidies end.  The Environmental Law Institute published a graph “Energy Subsidies, Black, Not Green.” See Below:

The accompanying paper, Estimating U.S. Government Subsidies to Energy Sources: 2002-2008 sheds insight into the disparities in subsidy amounts.