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31 major economies and 8 MDBs pledged USD 298 billion to fossil fuel-intensive sectors, 40% of all public money committed to energy-producing and consuming activities.

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Updated: 7 April 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
Canada Alberta Other energy Alberta Budget 2021: Geothermal Resource Development and the Mineral Strategy, including mapping of ... Resources Multiple energy types Budget or off-budget transfer ... 20879940.343028 2021032525/03/2021 Fiscal Exploration or production or processing or storage or transportation Government of Alberta Government Map geoscience data in Alberta CAD 28 million 28000000 Funding for Geothermal Resource Development and the Mineral Strategy, including mapping of targeted public geoscience information in Alberta. Characterized as support to the energy sector, but included within an overarching goal of "maximizing value from hydrocarbons." As a result it is listed as "other energy" since it is unclear who will be the recipients of funding. Accessed 5 March 2021.
Spain National Clean unconditional Modification of the Regulation of thermal installations in buildings Buildings Energy efficiency New or extended regulation (IT... 2021032323/03/2021 Other Energy efficiency Royal Decree 178/2021, of March 23, which modifies Royal Decree 1027/2007, of July 20 Government To modify the previous Royal Decree to advance towards the fulfilment of energy efficiency objectives at the national and international level. 25/03/2021 The Regulation of Thermal Installations in Buildings (RITE) sets the energy efficiency and safety requirements that thermal installations in buildings must meet. Through the modification of this regulation, the government of Spain seeks to contribute to achieving the climate objectives established in the National Integrated Energy and Climate Plan 2021-2030 (PNIEC), specifically, the objective of improving energy efficiency through the reduction of primary energy consumption by 39.5% in 2030 and of final energy by 36,809.3 tons of oil equivalent (Ktoe). In addition, the RITE will adapt the legislation to the content of Directive (EU) 2018/2001, relating to the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources in the heating and cooling sector, and to that of several European regulations on eco-design and labelling of energy-related products. The update of the RITE forces to justify the installation of conventional thermal systems instead of other which are more efficient and sustainable. In addition, the reform of the regulation encourages the incorporation of renewables in buildings. Moreover, all buildings of more than 1,000 square meters intended for administrative, commercial, etc. must give publicity to customers or users about the energy consumption in these buildings in recent years and its origin. At the same time, the new standard introduces digitization in high-consumption non-residential buildings. Likewise, the regime for inspections of thermal installations in buildings is modified. (Accessed 26 March 2021) (Accessed 26 March 2021)
United Kingdom National Clean unconditional £562 million boost to energy efficiency funding Buildings Energy efficiency Budget or off-budget transfer ... 720512820.51282 2021032323/03/2021 Fiscal Energy efficiency Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Government To upgrade homes' energy efficiency, cut down energy bills and create green jobs 562000000 The £562 million government cash boost is directed to the upgrade of 50,000 households in social housing and domestic properties by means of deep insulation, heat pumps and solar panels. The measure is expected to help households nationwide save up to £450 a year on their energy bills and support around 8,000 green jobs annually. Funding will go to every English region and Scotland (Accessed 26 March 2021)
United Kingdom National Other energy £54 million government-led funding for emissions-cutting trucks and next-gen hydrogen buses Mobility Multiple energy types Budget or off-budget transfer ... 69230769.230769 2021032222/03/2021 Fiscal Energy use (all energy types, consumption in transport, household use, buildings etc) Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Government To decarbonize transport 54000000 1 1.2820512820513 £54 million were committed for projects including motorsport technology in car motors, hydrogen fuel cells for buses, and lightweight structures for electric heavy goods vehicles. The projects are set to secure nearly 10,000 UK jobs and save millions of tonnes of carbon emissions. The 3 projects being funded today are: - £31.9 million to develop electric propulsion systems for heavy goods vehicles in Cwmbran, Wales. This technology could be applied in a range of ways, such as giving lorries greater travel range and better energy efficiency for coaches and construction vehicles - £11.3 million to develop and manufacture energy-saving technology from motorsport for use in cars and vans from a centre in Warwickshire - £11.2 million to develop and manufacture low-cost hydrogen fuel cell technology for buses and create a hydrogen centre of excellence with Wrightbus in Ballymena, Northern Ireland (Accessed 22 March 2021)
India Subnational Fossil unconditional State of Bihar introduces Ethanol Production Promotion Policy Power generation Biofuels and waste Budget or off-budget transfer ... 2021032020/03/2021 Fiscal Exploration or production or processing or storage or transportation Government of Bihar Government To promote biofuel use in the State of Bihar 20/03/2021 The state ethanol policy allows the extraction of ethanol, which was restricted to sugarcane, from surplus quantities of maize as well. An investor will get an additional government subsidy of 15% of the cost of plant and machinery up to a maximum of Rs5 crore, in addition to the existing incentives under the Bihar Industrial Investment Promotion Policy, 2016. Under the new policy, financial assistance would be provided to greenfield standalone manufacturing units producing fuel-grade ethanol and supplying 100% of their ethanol to oil manufacturing companies under the Centre's ethanol blending programme.

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