G20 coal subsidies: United States

Research reports and studies
June 2019
Alex Doukas and Ipek Gencsu

The US federal government provides no support to transition away from coal, despite recent major coal power plant closures

This country study and accompanying data sheet compiles publicly available information on G20 subsidies to the production and consumption of coal (including coal-fired power) in the United States in 2016 and 2017. It is a background paper to the report G20 coal subsidies: tracking government support to a fading industry and provides a baseline to track progress on the phase-out of such subsidies as part of a wider global energy transition.