Brenda Shaffer on the Trouble with Fossil Fuel Subsidies

"World leaders at the Copenhagen climate summit should recognize that
most nations still subsidize consumption of fossil fuels. Removal of
these subsidies can be one of the most effective tools for reducing
energy consumption and thus the danger of climate change. According to
International Energy Agency data, energy subsidies worldwide amount to
$300 billion a year."

That's what Brenda Shaffer, author of Energy Politics, argues in her recent Christian Science Monitor commentary. Read the rest of her recommendations at