CAN Europe Fossil Fuel Subsidies Dino

The 2018 European Fossil Fuel Subsidies Awards!


The European Fossil Fuel Subsidies Awards expose financial support for dirty energy in countries across Europe. Subsidising fossil fuels threatens our health and economies, pollutes our air, and undermines action on climate change. Governments may be talking up their action on climate change, but they’re pouring billions into dirty energy.

The public has spoken! Eight shortlisted nominations were ranked by a public vote in March, and a special prize was awarded to the EU by CAN Europe.


Read more about the winners and find out how to get involved in campaigns on these subsidies via the links below.



The winners - as voted by the public!

CAN Europe Fossil Fuel Subsidies 2018 Winners





Five runners-up received a Badge of Dis-Honour




EU Special prize

EU special prize

We couldn't let the European Union (EU) get away without a well-deserved special mention.....The EU was awarded a special prize by CAN Europe for its support to gas infrastructure. European politicians may be talking up their climate action, but in reality the EU is still subsidising new gas infrastructure that will lock Europe into the fossil fuel age for decades.

Find out more and get involved in campaigns on the EU gas subsidies here



Watch the announcement of the winners in the video!

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Credits and acknowledgements

Graphic design: Mark Bitter, BITTER design,

Web design: Olov Källgarn, Pixelengine

Financial support: This project has been realized by the helpful support of the KR Foundation and the European Commission LIFE program

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