But wait, it gets worse. The number for India is very badly out of date; this for example suggests "only" $8B in 2017. And if I then poke around, I find that the global total for 2017 is "only" $300B.
So, isn't this just a bit shit? How come that of the proudly-touted list of 3200 Belgische wetenschappers en academici, not one of them could be bothered to source their statements properly or check the numbers?
Anyway, here's a fuller pic, from the IEA. As you'll see, and as you'd probably expect, it's a pile of tin-pot energy-banana-republics.
Which of course points you to the solution: it's nothing to do with GW, or subsidies specifically; it's "better governance".
* Imaginary $500B not enough for you? Why not go for $5T instead?
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* Schumpeterian Profits in the American Economy: Theory and Measurement by William D. Nordhaus; NBER Working Paper No. 10433
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* Corruption is still rife around the world - Economist
* Analysis: Why the UK’s CO2 emissions have fallen 38% since 1990 - Zeke Hausfather