About this report
This report is a compilation of publicly available information on subsidies to fossil fuel production. For the purpose of this report, fossil fuel production subsidies include: ‘national subsidies’, ‘state-owned enterprise investments’ and ‘public finance’. Our aim is to use this information as a baseline for tracking progress in the phase-out of fossil fuel production subsidies as part of the wider global energy transition.
This research builds on 19 desk-based Country Studies and Data Sheets (see Appendix 1) that were completed for each of the G20 member countries (not including the European Union), and on work completed for an earlier report The fossil fuel bailout: G20 subsidies to oil, gas and coal exploration, published in 2014.