Diesel subsidised by €21bn a year in Europe

28 September 2017 – EU institutions and 11 member states handed out at least €112bn ($131bn) a year to support coal, oil and gas between 2014 and 2016, according to a report by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe. Nearly half went to the transport sector, including €21bn a year in tax breaks for diesel. The fuel continued to get favourable treatment despite its harmful impact on health and the environment and pledges by various governments to phase out petrol and diesel cars. Read the full article on the Climate Home website.