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G20+ countries pledged $251 billion to fossil fuels, 53% of all public money committed to the energy sector

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Updated: 25 November 2020

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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 National Clean unconditional South Baffin Energy Management Project Buildings Multiple renewable Budget or off-budget transfer ... 13406593.406593 2020112020/11/2020 Fiscal Energy use (all energy types, consumption in transport, household use, buildings etc) Natural Resources Canada Government Support energy efficiency and renewable energy CAD 18.3 million 18300000 To support the South Baffin Energy Management Project. The project will help improve energy efficiency and introduce renewable energy in 45 buildings owned by the Government of Nunavut in the six communities that make up the South Baffin region. This will support community initiatives including retrofits such as implementation of solar panels; upgrading lighting to LEDs; applying mechanical and control-system upgrades; taking building-envelope measures, such as air sealing; and installing water-saving fixtures. Additional measures will include retrofitting the territorially owned federal building in Iqaluit, outfitting nine community buildings with solar photovoltaic systems, and equipping one building with a solar hot-water system. Funding provided through the Low Carbon Economy Fund and supplemented with funding from the Government of Nunavut.
https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/news/2020/08/government-of-canada-partners-with-nunavut-for-renewable-and-energy-efficiency-projects.html Accessed 10 November 2020.
Colombia National Fossil unconditional The Ministry of Mines and Energy enables economic aid to retail fuel distributors affected by the wi... Other sector Oil and oil products Budget or off-budget transfer ... 162563.78257744 2020111919/11/2020 Fiscal Energy use (all energy types, consumption in transport, household use, buildings etc) Ministry of Mines and Energy Government Primary: To mitigate the negative consequences of the winter wave and Hurricane Iota for the retail fuel distributors. 19/11/2020 600000000 600000000 Provision of nearly $ 600 million, through the Solidarity Protection Fund (SOLDICOM), to be delivered to those service stations that, in full compliance with some requirements, need resources to repair breakdowns or losses to the physical infrastructure as a result of the winter wave and that compromise the operation and proper functioning of the same.
https://www.minenergia.gov.co/en/web/10180/historico-de-noticias?idNoticia=24251667

https://www.larepublica.co/economia/distribuidores-minoristas-de-combustibles-afectados-por-la-ola-invernal-recibiran-ayudas-economicas-3091279
United Kingdom London Clean unconditional Launch of the first part of London’s Green New Deal (£10 million investment) Multiple sectors Multiple energy types Budget or off-budget transfer ... 12594458.438287 2020111919/11/2020 Fiscal Several energy stages London Municipality Government To support green jobs and tackle the twin dangers of air pollution and the climate emergency. 10 million pounds 10000000 The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has launched the first part of London’s Green New Deal fund with £10 million invested in projects to boost green jobs, tackle the climate emergency and address inequalities. The investment will be broken down into three areas: 1. Decarbonising the Built Environment (Tackling emissions from heating and powering London’s buildings. Programmes will make homes more energy efficient and ensure London is supplied with more green energy through district energy networks and other clean sources such as solar). 2. Green Transport and Public Realm (Tackling transport emissions and encouraging walking, cycling and electric vehicles. Projects will also improve access to green spaces and the natural environment while increasing London’s resilience and adaptation to climate change impacts). 3. Green Foundations (Supporting growth of new and existing businesses in the green economy. Projects will create job opportunities and develop skills for Londoners to exploit the opportunities that the transition to a low carbon circular economy represents).
https://www.london.gov.uk/press-releases/mayoral/mayor-invests-10m-in-green-new-deal-to-save-jobs (Accessed 24 November 2020)
Germany National Clean conditional 1 billion EUR for electric vehicles (part of a 3 billion euros renewed pledge by the German Governme... Mobility Multiple energy types Budget or off-budget transfer ... 1101321585.9031 2020111717/11/2020 Fiscal Energy use (all energy types, consumption in transport, household use, buildings etc) German Government Government To support the development and production of climate-friendly cars as the auto industry grapples with challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and global climate crisis 17/11/2020 EUR 1 billion 1000000000 A central element of the scheme is the allocation of 1 billion euros to extend to 2025 a consumer rebate for buying electric cars that had been planned to end next year. Crucially, this includes hybrid cars which have been overwhelmingly opposed by environmental groups.
https://de.reuters.com/article/us-germany-autos/germany-to-up-financial-aid-for-cars-sector-government-sources-idUSKBN27X1S7 (Accessed 23 November 2020)

https://www.tagesschau.de/wirtschaft/autogipfel-berlin-103.html (Accessed 23 November 2020)
Germany National Fossil conditional 1 billion EUR for truck scrappage scheme (part of a 3 billion euros renewed pledge by the German Gov... Mobility Multiple energy types Budget or off-budget transfer ... 1101321585.9031 2020111717/11/2020 Fiscal Energy use (all energy types, consumption in transport, household use, buildings etc) German Government Government To support the development and production of climate-friendly cars as the auto industry grapples with challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and global climate crisis. 17/11/2020 EUR 1 billion 1000000000 This measure refers to the commitment of one billion euros for a scrappage scheme for older trucks to help private logistics companies and municipalities modernise their fleets. The planned premium would be paid when an old truck is scrapped and a brand new one is bought, even if it, too, is diesel-powered. Subsidies for electric- or hydrogen-powered trucks will be still greater, though.
https://de.reuters.com/article/us-germany-autos/germany-to-up-financial-aid-for-cars-sector-government-sources-idUSKBN27X1S7 (Accessed 23 November 2020)

https://www.tagesschau.de/wirtschaft/autogipfel-berlin-103.html (Accessed 23 November 2020)

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