Every now and then greenies like to wheel out the claim that fossil fuels are “subsidised”.
Usually, this is because they’ve found some parti-pris, left-wing think tank to give their specious claims a veneer of respectability.
Today it is the turn of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), which claims to be the “UK’s leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues”. [I think that “and humanitarian issues” gives the game away, don’t you?]
According to the ODI, the world’s seven major democracies are spending at least $100 billion (£70 billion) a year propping up fossil fuels with “subsidies” and that the UK, with “subsidies” of £11 billion a year is the worst offender.
As I’ve written before, this is a lie: the last refuge of some the biggest, ugliest, most mendacious scoundrels on earth, stretching the meaning of “subsidy” beyond all usefulness.
Read the rest on Breitbart.