Argument: Ending oil subsidies levels playing field for clean energy
- Debate: Phasing out fossil fuel subsidies - pro argument.
The I.E.A. concludes that "phasing out such subsidies would send a price signal to create incentive for more efficient use."
John Guerrerio. "Killing fossil fuel subsidies will save our economy and the planet." Examiner. June 7th, 2010: "Criticism of government subsidies usually centers around incentives that are put in place to help renewable energy get a foothold in energy markets that are traditionally dominated by fossil fuels. Critics of these renewable energy subsidies often state that without them, clean energy could not compete, right? The truth is that in a world without subsidies of any kind, it is fossil fuels that would struggle to compete."