Environmentally harmful subsidies in Germany in 2016 (UBA)
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This report by the German Environment Agency (UBA) estimates that environmentally harmful subsidies in Germany amounted to 57 billion euros. The majority of these subsidies, worth 28.6 billion euros, are spent in the transport sector, followed by the energy supply and consumption sectors at 20.3 billion euros. Tax breaks granted to the manufacturing, agriculture and forestry sectors cost taxpayers three billion euros and do not provide incentives for energy saving. The report also identifies tax privileges which apply to products of animal origin as an environmentally harmful subsidy, worth 5.2 billion euros. This is the 2016 edition of the Environmentally Harmful Subsidies in Germany report and is available (in German) on the UBA website.