According to a recent report in the Guardian the UK has much higher subsidies on fossil fuels than other European countries (presumably, it is the Guardian, this is a very bad thing). They report:
The UK leads the European Union in giving subsidies to fossil fuels, according to a report from the European commission. It found €12bn (£10.5bn) a year in support for fossil fuels in the UK, significantly more than the €8.3bn spent on renewable energy
But is it accurate? according to Tim Worstall, the numbers are not credible for at least two reasons: they confate "subsidy" with lower tax and they conflate lower VAT on all household energy with a boondoggle for fossil fuels.
Who is right. Is the UK offering unusually large subsidies to fossil fuels?