Fossil fuel subsidies are a ‘disgrace’, Greta Thunberg tells US House panel

Fossil fuel subsidies are a ‘disgrace’, Greta Thunberg tells US House panel

The Guardian

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Climate activist asked to speak at hearing as part of push by Democrats to include fossil fuel subsidy elimination in bill

Subsidies given to fossil fuel companies are a “disgrace” and must be immediately ended, Greta Thunberg, the Swedish climate activist, has told a US congressional committee.

A sweeping $2tn infrastructure plan put forward by Joe Biden has proposed the rolling back of support and tax breaks for oil, gas and coal producers to help lower planet-heating emissions and pay for new investments. Eliminating such subsidies would bring in $35bn to the US government over a decade, according to the Biden administration.

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