"Fossil fuels are the main cause of climate change. Their use is often advantageous because the Italian Government provides generous subsidies to these polluting and climate-changing sources, but this happens all over the world. 16 billion euros were granted by the Italian Government, directly and/or indirectly, to the oil&gas sector in the last year. Among the direct subsidies we find, for example, the exemption, for a certain amount of gas and oil, from the payment of royalties, which between 2017 and 2018 concerned about 30% of extracted gas and about 10% of oil, making the research and extraction of hydrocarbons in Italian territories and seas profitable."
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