subsidies

UK Switches on First Subsidy-Free Solar Farm with Battery Storage

This week, the United Kingdom launched a new solar plant outside the town of Flitwick, about an hour's drive north of London. A…

Hurricane Harvey Tests Limits of Federal Flood Insurance Program

Hurricane Harvey’s impact on the greater Houston region is offering another grim reminder: the federal government’s national flood insurance program, NFIP, is going…

West Virginia Wants a Handout for Big Coal

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice insists that as a safety measure, the federal government should give $4.5 billion in annual funding to power…

59,000 Indian Farmers’ Suicides Linked to Climate Change

Climate change and its impacts on crops across India can be linked to 59,000 suicides across the country over the past three decades,…

$1 Million Per Job?! Funny Money in Wisconsin Foxconn Deal

Wisconsin's politicians are ebullient about Foxconn's arrival, but it has not taken long for critics of the deal to crunch the numbers and…

NRDC Makes the Case for Federal Clean Energy Tax Credits

This year alone, federal renewable energy tax credits will result in more than 220,000 jobs and contribute $23 billion to the U.S. economy,…

North Dakota Tries to Slam the Brakes on Wind Power to ‘Save Coal’

The North Dakota Senate is mulling a bill that would impose a two-year moratorium on wind power development in order to “save coal,”…

Investors and Insurers Call On G-20 To Phase Out Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Investors and insurers with over $2.8 trillion in assets under management are calling on the G-20 countries to phase out fossil fuel subsidies…

World Bank Accused of Undermining Its Own Climate Change Agenda

The World Bank says it wants to help developing countries mitigate climate change. But researchers from one NGO say the global financial lender…

U.S. and China Review Their Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Both countries committed to eliminate and consolidate fossil fuel subsidies as part of the review process, a promise they made in 2013.

Insurers to G-20: Stop Fossil Fuel Subsidies

In an open letter, top insurance companies ask G-20 leaders to phase-out all fossil fuel subsidies by 2020. And that's not all.

EPA Links Herbicide to Cancer – and Does Nothing

In a long-awaited study, the EPA concluded that atrazine, the second most commonly used herbicide in the U.S., can cause cancer in amphibians,…

Annual Farm Subsidies to Reach 10-Year High

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that crop subsidies will surge to approximately $10.2 billion this year, almost $3 billion more than during the…

Running Without Shoes: Plight of the Smallholder Farmer

Imagine you had to run a 10 km race without running shoes. Certainly you would make do with what you had, but you…

Study: Pesticides Are Worse for Human Health When Combined

A study released last week by UCLA found that commonly-used pesticides, which are known to be harmful, can be even worse when mixed,…