Energy: Seize the day | The Economist

Energy: Seize the day | The Economist.

Report: Fossil Fuel Production Subsidies Exceed $21 Billion Annually in United States | Oil Change International

Report: Fossil Fuel Production Subsidies Exceed $21 Billion Annually in United States | Oil Change International.

Subsidy Phase-Out and Reform Catalyst Bonds | Center for American Progress

Subsidy Phase-Out and Reform Catalyst Bonds | Center for American Progress.

NY Fuel taxes

https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tax.ny.gov%2Fpdf%2Fpublications%2Fmulti%2Fpub908.pdf

No road tax on LNG/CNG

local CNG stations/prices http://www.cngprices.com/station_map.php

Living on Earth: Fossil Fuel Subsidies Under Fire

Living on Earth: Fossil Fuel Subsidies Under Fire.

A Look at Other States Shows Marcellus Impact Fee Shortchanges Pennsylvanians | The Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center

A Look at Other States Shows Marcellus Impact Fee Shortchanges Pennsylvanians | The Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center.

New Report Reveals Additional Fossil Fuel Subsidies Equaling $4 Billion Each Year – EcoWatch: Cutting Edge Environmental News Service

New Report Reveals Additional Fossil Fuel Subsidies Equaling $4 Billion Each Year – EcoWatch: Cutting Edge Environmental News Service.

TOO BIG TO IGNORE: Subsidies to Fossil Fuel Master Limited Partnerships

priceofoil.org/content/uploads/2013/07/OCI_MLP_2013.pdf.

TOO BIG TO IGNORE:

Subsidies to Fossil Fuel 

Master Limited Partnerships

Prepared by

Doug Koplow

Earth Track, Inc.

Cambridge, MA

Prepared for

Oil Change International

July 2013

FossilFuelSubsidy_201112.pdf

Report_FossilFuelSubsidy_201112.pdf.

Pennsylvania Fossil Fuel Subsidies: 

An Overview 

by

Christina Simeone, Director, PennFuture Energy Center

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Pennsylvania taxpayers may not know they are subsidizing the production and use of fossil fuels. In fact,

Pennsylvania is subsidizing fossil fuels at a cost of almost $2.9 billion per year.1,2 Use of these fuels burdens

taxpayers with additional non-monetized externalities such as air, land and water pollution and the associated

negative human health and property impacts. Since many of these subsidies were passed years or decades ago,

Pennsylvania’s current policymakers may not all be aware that these subsidies exist or understand their cumulative

impacts.

The federal government has long subsidized the production and use of fossil fuels to the tune of billions of

dollars per year, and to the considerable benefit of these extremely profitable and mature industries. Federal level

subsidies reduce the amount of taxable income that fossil fuel companies are required to report to Pennsylvania for

state taxes. Further, Pennsylvania tacks on additional subsidies such as tax breaks and grant programs that benefit

the use or production of fossil fuels. With respect to energy, there is no free and competitive market, least of all in

Pennsylvania.

The state’s fossil fuel subsidies come primarily in the form of tax exemptions, with only a handful of applicable tax

credits and grant programs. There are exemptions for the use of fossil fuels, such as exempting gasoline purchase

from Sales and Use Tax, which make these fuels more attractive by lowering their costs to the consumer. There are

also exemptions that benefit distributors of fossil fuels, such as exempting natural gas sales from the Gross Receipts

Tax, thereby reducing the tax burden on distribution companies, and increasing their profitability. Producers of

fossil fuels also enjoy subsidies, like the Sales and Use Tax exemption for the purchase of mining equipment,

which reduces costs to coal mining companies and increasing profitability. Ironically, Pennsylvania subsidizes the

purchase of pollution control equipment to help users of fossil fuels pay for the cost of cleaning the air and water

fouled by these very fossil fuels.

This preliminary overview of Pennsylvania’s fossil fuel subsidies is intended to promote discussion and perhaps

even a reexamination of Pennsylvania’s overall incentive strategy with respect to energy. This report should be

read as an introduction to the issue of Pennsylvania’s fossil fuel subsidies; additional research and analysis is

required.

Natural Gas: Tax-favored partnerships have fueled the shale gas boom — will that continue? — Wednesday, May 29, 2013 — www.eenews.net

Natural Gas: Tax-favored partnerships have fueled the shale gas boom — will that continue? — Wednesday, May 29, 2013 — www.eenews.net.