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30 major economies pledged $268 billion to fossil fuels, 47% of all public money committed to energy-intensive sectors

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Updated: 20 January 2021

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As governments across the world continue to invest hundreds of billions in the energy system to reboot their economies, our analysis is expanding to cover more countries and provide a more comprehensive global picture. Countries are also grouped by regions, which helps to identify trends and patterns in their local contexts.


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The Energy Policy Tracker database is updated on a weekly basis, to provide the latest information about COVID-19 government policy responses from a climate and energy perspective. Our analysis provides a detailed overview of the public finance flows as determined by recovery packages across the G20. Filter by country, energy type, finance mechanisms, and other categories to see, at a glance, what types of measures countries are implementing to tackle the crisis and what is shaping our future energy system.

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G20 governments have pledged to inject trillions of dollars into the global economy to counteract the health, social, and financial shocks caused by the COVID-19 crisis. This large-scale stimulus spending will shape the global economy for decades to come. These decisions could trigger unbearable climate disasters or create a resilient and safe economy powered by clean energy.

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Country Jurisdiction Category Policy name Sector Energy Type Mechanism Value committed, USD Date of announcement Policy type Stage Legislation and Endorsing Agency Arm of Government Primary and secondary stated objective of the policy Date of entry into force Implemented repeal date, if any Value as stated (specify currency) Value committed, national currency Value disbursed, national currency Value disbursed, USD: Policy background Links to official sources Links to additional sources
Poland Local: Miejskie Przedsiębiors... Fossil unconditional Municipal district heating in Nowy Sącz receives PLN 9.4 million subsidy from EU for gas boiler for... Power generation Gas and gas products Budget or off-budget transfer ... 2345309.3812375 2021123030/12/2021 Fiscal Energy use (all energy types, consumption in transport, household use, buildings etc) European Commission Government To support a modern high-efficiency cogeneration system producing combined heat and electricity from gas 30/01/2020 9400000 9400000 The EU subsidy valued at PLN 9.4 million will support Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Energetyki Cieplnej in Nowy Sącz in the construction of a gas-powered combined heat and electricity system. The source of funding is the Operational Program Infrastructure and Environment 2014-2020, sub-measure 1.6.1. MPEC in Nowy Sącz is the operator of a system that includes energy sources and a heat network for city residents, public institutions, and companies. The planned project involves the construction of a gas boiler for the production of thermal energy to meet year-round heat demand in Nowy Sącz. A modern high-efficiency cogeneration system powered by natural gas will produce 5.85 MW of heat and 6 MW of electricity per year. Greenhouse gas emissions are expected to decrease by approx. 31,496 tons of CO2 / year and primary energy consumption by 171,375 GJ / year. Limiting the use of hard coal is a key goal. The contract for co-financing the construction was signed in Warsaw on December 29, 2020 by the Vice-President of the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management and the President of the Management Board of Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Energetyki Cieplnej Sp. z o. o. in Nowy Sącz. The total cost of the investment will be almost PLN 27 million, and its completion is planned for the second quarter of 2023.,1698,wysokosprawna-kogeneracja-w-nowosadeckim-mpec.html (accessed 4 Jan 2020)
Canada National Clean conditional Funding to convert carbon-based additives and components Other sector Multiple energy types Budget or off-budget transfer ... 2021011515/01/2021 Fiscal Energy use (all energy types, consumption in transport, household use, buildings etc) Western Economic Diversification Canada Government Promote sustainable technologies CAD 1.9 million Grant to the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus (UBCO) to develop an innovation hub that will promote clean technologies that convert carbon-based additives and components into new, sustainable products. With this funding, UBCO will work with manufacturing, mining and lumber companies in Western Canada to research how industrial waste can gain a second life as high-quality carbon products. Accessed 21 January 2021.
Canada British Columbia Clean conditional Doubling of CleanBC rebates for commercial EVs Mobility Multiple energy types Budget or off-budget transfer ... 30769230.769231 2021011313/01/2021 Fiscal Energy use (all energy types, consumption in transport, household use, buildings etc) Government of British Columbia Government Promote electric vehicles CAD 42 million 42000000 The Specialty-Use Vehicle Incentive (SUVI) program is receiving $31 million in funding through StrongerBC, the Province’s economic recovery plan, to double the maximum rebates for medium and heavy-duty vehicles available for B.C. businesses, local and regional governments, public sector organizations and non-profit organizations in their adoption of specialty-use zero-emission vehicles. Organizations in B.C. can also access $11 million in support for piloting unique or large deployments of medium- and heavy-duty or very large electric vehicles (EVs), such as domestic air, marine or rail transportation through the Commercial Vehicle Pilot program. Accessed 21 January 2021
Canada National Clean conditional Electric Vehicle Grid Integration Pilot Project in Nova Scotia Mobility Multiple energy types Budget or off-budget transfer ... 819780.21978022 2021011212/01/2021 Fiscal Energy use (all energy types, consumption in transport, household use, buildings etc) Natural Resources Canada Government Promote electric vehicles CAD 1.119 million 1119000 To help Nova Scotia Power establish cost-effective energy solutions for an electric vehicle (EV) smart grid–integrated system. Federal funding for this project was provided through Natural Resources Canada’s Green Infrastructure – Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Demonstration program. Accessed 21 January 2021.
Canada National Fossil unconditional Approval (Environmental Assessment Decisions) of three offshore exploration drilling projects Resources Oil and gas New or extended regulation (IT... 2021011111/01/2021 Fiscal Exploration or production or processing or storage or transportation Impact Assessment Agency of Canada Government Growing the economy and creating good jobs for Canadians. The proposed BHP Canada Exploration Drilling Project, Central Ridge Exploration Drilling Project and West Flemish Pass Exploration Drilling Project can proceed. The projects will allow the proponents to determine the presence, nature, and quantities of the potential hydrocarbon resources within their explorations licences located approximately 350 to 375 kilometres offshore east of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. Accessed 21 January 2021.

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