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Give up fossil fuel subsidies when regions are in the red

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) has this week highlighted the government of Ontario in Canada as subsidizing fossil fuels to the extent of C$700 million, at a time when it is about to announce a deficit of C$ 11.7 billion. This Institute (IISD) has issued a global warning on this before, when it listed the huge amount of subsidies globally in June that fossil fuels benefit from. The problem of most organizations which subsidize fossil fuels is that they are actually subsidizing electricity for the poor and needy, and it just happens to come from fossil fuels. When those subsidies are taken away, a variety of governments have tried, they often end up getting themselves voted out of…

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