Global Energy Subsidies: Scale, Opportunity Costs, and Barriers to Reform (Earth Track)

This chapter reviews current estimates on the magnitude of energy subsidies globally, inefficiencies with subsidy targeting, opportunity costs of non-reform, and the barriers to subsidy reform. The chapter appears in Antoine Halff, Benjamin K. Sovacool, and Jon Rozhon, eds. Energy Poverty: Global Challenges and Local Solutions, (Oxford: Oxford University Press), 2014. The chapter is available from the Earth Track website.