[School-of-data] [open-sustainability] [OpenSpending] Data on energy subsidies?
rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Mon Jul 29 09:37:45 UTC 2013
Just to say
a) This is a very interesting topic!
b) It may be useful to record some of this info in this existing "idea
issue": https://github.com/okfn/ideas/issues/53 - "Investigation: Energy
subsidies" (this already includes some research by Velichka Dimitrova last
On 25 July 2013 16:19, Jonathan Gray <jonathan.gray at okfn.org> wrote:
> Thanks all.
> Olav: I'm astounded at the following claim in the IMF report you forwarded:
> "energy subsidies amount to a staggering $1.9 trillion worldwide—the
> equivalent of 2½ percent of global GDP, or 8 percent of government
> It might be interesting to further explore the aggregated/estimated
> figures in the tables in the appendices. 
> The IEA also publishes this: http://www.iea.org/subsidy/index.html
> But I can't seem to see a way to get the raw data.
> Anyone else interested in digging into this?
>  pp. 47-66 of http://www.imf.org/external/np/pp/eng/2013/012813.pdf
> On 24 July 2013 19:27, Olav Anders Øvrebø <olav.ovrebo at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The IMF recently published a good report on energy subsidies:
>> On Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 3:05 PM, Jonathan Gray <jonathan.gray at okfn.org>
>> > Saw this story yesterday about coal power subsidies , which reminded
>> > to ask whether anyone has looked into data on energy subsidies in their
>> > country?
>> > Perhaps this could be an interesting data expedition, or mini-project?
>> > 
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