I participated in the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development's study on Fossil Fuel Subsidies on March 31. I continue to question witnesses about these elusive subsidies, which in many cases are seriously overstated or are called "subsidies" when they, in fact, are not. I also wanted to know how the witnesses thought the world's needs for energy - especially electricity, as we continue to electrify everything we can - but it seems some people actually think the world's demand for energy is going to decline at the same time as the population grows, industry grows, and people in developing countries become more prosperous. It just doesn't seem like a realistic plan.
Here are my two rounds of questioning with the witnesses: