subsidies

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,…

Why a Koch Brothers Front Is Blasting Ethanol in Iowa

A conservative think-tank backed by the Koch brothers just launched a massive anti-ethanol campaign in Iowa, six days before the country's first presidential…

U.K. Moves Backward After COP21, Cuts Solar Subsidies

In the aftermath of COP21, we need to shift rapidly to renewables in order to meet the goals set in the Paris Outcome.…

Volkswagen, Audi Return 2009 & 2010 Green Car of the Year Awards

Volkswagen and Audi agreed to return “Green Car of the Year” awards bestowed upon them in 2009 and 2010 for “clean diesel” models…

WSJ Editorial Calls Consumer Reports a Sustainability ‘Prostitute’

Call it a poorly planned intersection of values and subscription marketing, but Consumer Reports' banner rating of the new Tesla Model S didn't…

Government Fossil Fuel Subsidies Total a ‘Shocking’ $5.3 Trillion

Dramatically higher than previously estimated, fossil fuel subsidies exceed what the world's governments spend on health care, according to the International Monetary Fund.…

How Government Subsidies Drive Deforestation and Inequality

While contributing to agricultural and natural resource development and GDP, government subsidies are drivers of deforestation and marginalization of indigenous communities in environmentally…

Some Basic Truths About Energy Subsidies

It’s not unusual to hear people, usually change-resistant defenders of the status quo, putting down renewables as being not economically viable, because they…

Four Facts that Demonstrate Clean Energy is on the Rise

Rapid developments in clean energy have changed our energy landscape and brought us into a new age of energy. These surprising facts demonstrate…

Fact Check: Fox & Friends Hilariously Distort Reality of U.S. Solar

Fact check! Yesterday morning, Fox & Friends really stepped in it when they attacked the American solar industry.

Bill To End Fossil Fuel Subsidies Introduced Into Congress

The End Polluter Welfare Act would end fossil fuel subsidies, and save over $10 billion a year and more than $110 billion over…