Economy | Consumption

Environmentally Harmful Subsidies

chimneys and a brown coal mine

Environmentally harmful subsidies comprise a double burden on the national budget: firstly, as excess expenditure by the state and loss of tax revenue; secondly due to the increased costs for clean-up of damage to the environment and health. Environmentally harmful subsidies worth over €57 billion were granted in 2012. read more

The Umweltbundesamt

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