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36 major economies and 8 MDBs pledged USD 404 billion to fossil fuel-intensive sectors, 38% of all public money committed to energy-producing and consuming activities.

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Updated: 25 May 2022

Track realtime data on public finance for energy around the world.

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.


G20 Analysis

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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Inequality and Poverty Dashboard

Different types of energy policies have varying impacts on within-country inequalities and poverty. Assessing those impacts and who may be adversely impacted is essential to achieving a just energy transition. The analysis in the Inequality and Poverty Dashboard supports this by providing an overview of the state of play of inequality and poverty for 30 countries covered in the Energy Policy Tracker, how different types of energy policies may contribute to decrease or exacerbate inequality and poverty and what types of complementary measures can be put in place to mitigate potential negative social impacts.

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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 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 committed, national currency Value disbursed, national currency Value disbursed, USD: Policy background Links to official sources Links to additional sources
Sweden National Clean conditional Development of state-owned rail infrastructure Mobility Multiple energy types Budget or off-budget transfer ... 1336373507.0575 2022121616/12/2022 Energy use (all energy types, consumption in transport, household use, buildings etc) Swedish Government Government Rail transport infrastructure development 01/01/2022 12308000000 Part of a policy-package that provides funding for, for example long-term infrastructure planning for road, rail and maritime transport; investments of state-owned roads, rails, fairways and locks; governmental co-financing of building regional public transport infrastructure. [date of access: 2021-12-16] [date of access: 2021-12-16]
United Kingdom National Clean unconditional Uk government to hold yearly Contracts for Difference auctions for renewables from 2023 Power generation Multiple renewable New or extended regulation (IT... 2022020909/02/2022 Electricity generation Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Government To speed up UK adoption of renewable power and boost energy security. 01/03/2022 The Government announcement on 9 February 2022 will see the frequency of auctions for funding through the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme change to every year rather than every 2 years. This will support renewable electricity producers and boost the UK’s renewable energy infrastructure. The change kicks in from March 2023 when the next CfD round opens. CfDs are the government’s primary method of supporting renewable energy, driving down the cost of technologies and playing an important role in leveraging £90 billion of private investment by 2030. (Accessed 18 Feb 2022)
United Kingdom England Clean unconditional Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund – £179m boost Buildings Energy efficiency Budget or off-budget transfer ... 228205128.20513 2022020707/02/2022 Energy efficiency Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Government To improve energy efficiency, cut energy bills and emissions. 07/02/2022 31/03/2023 178000000 On 7 February 2022, £179m cash boost has been announced by the UK Government to the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund, to be granted through funding to 69 projects aimed at upgrading 20,000 social housing properties across England in terms of energy efficiency. The interventions will be targeted at social housing properties with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of D or lower, and include fitting external wall and roof insulation, energy efficient doors and windows, heat pumps and solar panels. Upgrades are expected to be completed by the end of March 2023. The funding is expected to generate 9,000 jobs in the green energy sector, and deliver carbon emissions savings equivalent to taking up to 6,000 cars off the road in any given year. (Accessed 18 Feb 2022)
United Kingdom National Other energy Energy Bills Rebate Buildings Multiple energy types Budget or off-budget transfer ... 11666666666.667 2022020303/02/2022 Energy use (all energy types, consumption in transport, household use, buildings etc) HM Treasury Government To mitigate the effects of global gas increases on household bills 01/04/2022 9100000000 On 3 February 2022, the UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced £9.1 billion Energy Bills Rebate to support families with rising global energy prices. The Energy Bills Rebate will provide around 28 million households with an upfront discount on their bills worth £200. Energy suppliers will apply the discount to domestic electricity customers from October, with the Government meeting the costs. The discount will then be automatically recovered from people’s bills in equal £40 instalments over the next five years. This will begin from 2023, when global wholesale gas prices are expected to come down. Households in England, which are in council tax bands A-D, will also receive a £150 rebate. The rebate to bills will be made directly by local authorities from April. This will not need to be repaid. This one-off payment will benefit around 80 per cent of all homes in England and is £1 billion more generous and more targeted towards lower-income families than a VAT cut on energy bills. On top of this discount, discretionary funding of £144 million will also be provided to support vulnerable people and individuals on low incomes that do not pay Council Tax, or that pay Council Tax for properties in Bands E-H. Devolved governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are expected to receive around £565 million of Barnett funding as a result of the Council Tax Energy Rebate in England. While for energy bills, Northern Ireland will be funded to provide comparable support with around £150 million through the Barnett formula next year. (Accessed 18 Feb 2022)
United Kingdom National Clean unconditional New programme in support of innovative technologies to produce hydrogen from sustainable biomass and... Multiple sectors Hydrogen Budget or off-budget transfer ... 6410256.4102564 2022011212/01/2022 Other energy stage Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Government To support the production of clean hydrogen 5000000 On 12 January 2022, the UK Government has launched a new scheme for technologies producing hydrogen from biomass. Backed with £5 million in government funding, the new Hydrogen BECCS Innovation Programme will support the development of technologies to produce hydrogen generated via BECCS (bioenergy with carbon capture and storage). The BECCS process produces hydrogen from biomass and waste, with the ability to capture and store the carbon released during the process. Under Phase 1 of the Hydrogen BECCS Innovation Programme, each project will be able to bid for up to £250,000 to help develop their project plans and demonstrate the feasibility of their proposed innovation. Phase 1 will then be followed by a second Phase, that will provide further funding to support the most promising Phase 1 projects to demonstrate their projects. (Accessed 17 Jan 2021)

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