State coal subsidies

From Global Energy Monitor


From the Pennsylvania 2008-2009 state budget:[1]

Description: The purchase or use of coal is exempt from taxation.
Purpose: This exemption provides special tax treatment of coal versus alternative energy forms. Other major energy sources are exempt only when used directly by the purchaser for residential use. Encouragement of coal consumption may have been perceived as providing or preserving employment when mining was a major employer within the commonwealth.

Estimates (Dollar Amounts in Millions):

2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 $ 194.8 $ 203.8 $ 213.3 $ 223.2 $ 233.6 $ 244.5 $ 255.8

Beneficiaries: Approximately 120,500 households and 7,400 businesses benefit from this tax expenditure.



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