Members of the NGO Friends of the Earth Europe striving to end the use of gas and other fossil fuels by 2030 protested in front of the European Union headquarters in Brussels on December 14. The EU provided €52 billion worth of fossil fuel subsidies just in 2020. Photo: dpa
Members of the NGO Friends of the Earth Europe striving to end the use of gas and other fossil fuels by 2030 protested in front of the European Union headquarters in Brussels on December 14. The EU provided €52 billion worth of fossil fuel subsidies just in 2020. Photo: dpa

Letters | Climate change: why are governments still funding fossil fuels?

  • Instead of subsidising energy that ruins the environment, tax it heavily and use the resulting income to subsidise people’s other basic needs
  • Doing so would generate more revenue, help the environment and nudge people to be more conscientious about energy efficiency and their energy habits

Topic |   Climate change
Members of the NGO Friends of the Earth Europe striving to end the use of gas and other fossil fuels by 2030 protested in front of the European Union headquarters in Brussels on December 14. The EU provided €52 billion worth of fossil fuel subsidies just in 2020. Photo: dpa
Members of the NGO Friends of the Earth Europe striving to end the use of gas and other fossil fuels by 2030 protested in front of the European Union headquarters in Brussels on December 14. The EU provided €52 billion worth of fossil fuel subsidies just in 2020. Photo: dpa
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