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31 major economies and 8 MDBs pledged USD 332 billion to fossil fuel-intensive sectors, 42% of all public money committed to energy-producing and consuming activities.

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Updated: 9 June 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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Why it matters

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
Brazil National Other energy Establishes the criteria and conditions for the Surplus Sale Mechanism and the management mechanisms... Power generation Multiple energy types New or extended regulation (IT... 2021121818/12/2021 Other Energy efficiency Normative Resolution- The National Electrical Energy Agency -ANEEL Government Establishes the criteria for the transfer of energy and associated power with sellers between distribution agents that have surplus energy (called assignors) to distribution agents with energy deficits (assignees).,de%20novos%20empreendimentos%20de%20gera%C3%A7%C3%A3o. (accessed 4/3/2021)
Canada National Clean conditional Sustainable Development Technology Canada investments for clean energy Multiple sectors Multiple renewable Budget or off-budget transfer ... 7904548.8441462 2021110202/11/2021 Fiscal Several energy stages Sustainable Development Technology Canada Government Support cleantech deployment CAD 10.6 million 10600000 This measure includes SDTC funding announced in February 2021 to Edgehog Advanced Technologies Inc., Intellinox Technologies. Inc, Hydrostor Inc, and QD Solar Inc. Accessed 24 February 2021.
United Kingdom London Clean unconditional London Mayor announces ‘retrofit revolution’ for the capital Buildings Energy efficiency Budget or off-budget transfer ... 2021060202/06/2021 Fiscal Energy efficiency Mayor of London Government To create ultra-low carbon buildings, tackle the climate emergency and create green jobs The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has declared a ‘retrofit revolution’ in London, announcing a new package of measures that will make buildings more energy efficient and tackle the climate emergency. The Mayor’s new Innovation Partnership will make it easier for social landlords and UK building firms to work together to upgrade ageing homes in the capital. The scheme will link up housing providers and builders through all stages of home retrofitting, from planning through to large-scale delivery. This will dramatically increase the pace of projects that upgrade cold, damp housing stock to homes fit for the future. The partnership has the potential value of £10 billion in retrofit works, which would create around 150,000 jobs over the decade. The Innovation Partnership is open to social housing providers across the UK, with at least £5 billion estimated that could be spent in London. As a key part of the Mayor’s target of reaching net zero by 2030, he is also seizing the opportunity for more solar energy on London’s rooftops. Sadiq’s energy programmes alone are expected to more than double the amount of clean energy London generates from solar, but more investment is needed to ensure the capital goes much further. (Accessed 7 June 2021)
United Kingdom Birmingham City Council Fossil conditional Birmingham launches its clean air zone Mobility Multiple energy types New or extended regulation (IT... 2021060101/06/2021 Other Energy use (all energy types, consumption in transport, household use, buildings etc) Birmingham City Council Government To reduce emissions from car traffic 14/06/2021 A Clean Air Zone is an area where targeted action is taken to improve air quality, in particular by discouraging the most polluting vehicles from entering the zone. No vehicle is banned in the zone, but those which do not have clean enough engines will have to pay a daily charge if they travel within the area. The City Government decided on establishing the Clean Air Zone based on a need to reduce levels of NO2 in the air to a maximum average of 40μg/m3 as soon as possible. This was originally scheduled to go live in 2020; however, in response to the impact of Covid-19, the launch date was postponed and the zone went live on 1 June 2021.This was the first clean air zone in the UK to be established outside of London. (Accessed 7 June 2021)
Canada National Clean unconditional Partnership to develop industrial roadmap for Low-Carbon Concrete Production Resources Energy efficiency Budget or off-budget transfer ... 2021053131/05/2021 Fiscal Energy use (all energy types, consumption in transport, household use, buildings etc) Government of Canada Government Provide Canadian industry with guidance on technologies, tools and policies needed to reach net‑zero carbon concrete by 2050 The Government of Canada has partnered with Canada's cement sector to support the development and implementation of a "Roadmap to Net-Zero-Carbon Concrete". This work will provide Canadian cement and concrete industry with the technologies, tools, and policy needed to achieve net-zero carbon concrete by 2050. Accessed 11 June 2021

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