Environmental Research Web and ETH’s Energy Science Center highlight EPG research
EPG recently published a study proposing to combine fossil-fuel subsidy reform with technology policy, which is now featured by the two outlets
In a recent study published in Environmental Research Letters, Tyeler Matsuo and Tobias Schmidt investigate the politics of subsidy reform through a closer look at the underlying energy system. Their research suggests that combining fossil fuel reform with technology policies that incentivize investments in new, fossil-fuel free technologies can break the political lock-in of fossil fuel subsidies. International finance could support a portion of the technology policy cost through a payment mechanism contingent on a fossil-fuel subsidy-reduction schedule. The ERW article can be found here, the ESC article can be found here.