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Prof. Edwin Woerdman: 'Abolishing fossil subsidies in the Netherlands unnecessary for meeting EU's CO2 targets'

23 October 2023
Prof. Dr E. (Edwin) Woerdman

Edwin Woerdman, professor of markets and regulation at the University of Groningen.

Together with several energy experts, professors Machiel Mulder and Edwin Woerdman argue in ESB, a Dutch economics journal, that abolishing fossil subsidies in the Netherlands will have no effect on CO2 emissions, while it will affect competitiveness. Their thought-provoking publication was front-page news in the Financial Times of the Netherlands (Het Financieele Dagblad) of 9 October 2023.

Abolishing fossil subsidies in the Netherlands unnecessary for meeting EU's CO2 targets' (Het Financieele Dagblad).

on the basis of: 'Europees emissiesysteem bepaalt halen CO2-doelen, fossiele subsidies secundair' (ESB.nu)

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