Governments can pick winners and losers in the energy market with selective subsidies. But government finance is too often used to artificially prop up fossil fuels, disadvantaging clean energy innovation. We’re working to make sure subsidies and tax policies support progressive technologies.

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  • Ellen Baker, Communications, ClientEarth

    Ellen Baker

  • Sam Bright

  • Anna Heslo, Lawyer, Clean Air - Strategic Litigation, Environmental Lawyers ClientEarth

    Anna Heslop

  • Karla Hill, Director of Programmes, ClientEarth

    Karla Hill

  • Maria Kleis-Walravens, Environmental Lawyers ClientEarth

    Maria Kleis-Walravens

  • Amy Rose, Head of Strategic Litation, ClientEarth

    Amy Rose

  • Bianca Vergnaud, Communications Officer, Strategic Litigation, Environmental Lawyers ClientEarth

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