UK readers will be aware that VAT is levied on energy at a reduced rate of 5% - regardless of the source of the energy.
Here is how National Geographic describes the situation.
A reduced value added tax levied for the use of natural gas for heating fuel and power amounted to a subsidy of $4.4bn...in 2010. The UK also levies a reduced value added tax for petroleum and coal on a smaller scale.
Wow. That's quite a misrepresentation isn't it?