Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt – While the world meets for the climate negotiations at COP27, the Government of Canada has just announced a new fossil fuel subsidy: $300 million for fossil hydrogen. Fossil (or “blue”) hydrogen helps oil and gas companies greenwash themselves, but it’s just another fossil fuel.

Rather than prioritizing renewable energy and putting Canada on a pathway to net-zero emissions, public funding is being put towards false solutions designed to find new revenue streams for oil and gas companies, not tackle the climate crisis. 

The full government announcement can be read here

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