Oil and gas subsidies.

This New York Times report outlines the many billions in tax breaks, incentives and subsidies that go to oil and gas companies and have proven politically immovable.

Key quote: “Getting rid of them seems to be one of the hardest things to achieve on the climate agenda,” said Michael L. Ross, a political science professor at UCLA.

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Cat Clifford

Senior Science and Economics Correspondent