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31 major economies and 8 MDBs pledged USD 366 billion to fossil fuel-intensive sectors, 41% of all public money committed to energy-producing and consuming activities.

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Updated: 19 January 2022

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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 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
Spain National Clean conditional Guidelines for the creation of Low Emission Zones Mobility Multiple energy types New or extended regulation (IT... 2021111919/11/2021 Several energy stages Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge Government Improve air quality and mitigate the climate impacts of mobility in urban areas. These guidelines constitute are aimed at those local entities that, in response to the provisions of the Climate Change and Energy Transition Law, must establish a Low Emissions Zone in their municipalities by 2023 (all the cities with more than 50,000 inhabitants). These guidelines set out the minimum thresholds that must be taken into account when creating a Low Emission Zone (LEZ). These include criteria for air quality, energy efficiency, noise and climate change. In addition, they also establish the implementation, a proposal of monitoring indicators and a wide catalogue of measures that municipalities may adopt to encourage the change towards more environmentally sustainable mobility that also results in an improvement in air quality. They do not determine a minimum extension for low-emission zones, which will depend on the characteristics of each municipality, but they do indicate that it must be significant and sufficient to meet the objectives. Nor is it determined which types of vehicles should have a restricted access to the LEZ. In any case, the guidelines point out that the design of the LEZs should take into account the mobility pyramid, giving priority to pedestrians, active mobility and public transport over private vehicles. Regarding the latter, and in order to achieve the objectives in terms of air quality and climate change, vehicles with low and preferably zero emissions should be prioritized, thus helping to promote the electrification of transport. (Accessed 23-nov-2021) (Accessed 23-nov-2021)
Spain National Other energy Support line for passenger and freight transport companies (RRP) Mobility Multiple energy types Budget or off-budget transfer ... 198630136.9863 2021111616/11/2021 Energy use (all energy types, consumption in transport, household use, buildings etc) Royal Decree 983/2021, of November 16 (within the framework of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan) Government Promote the sustainability and digitization of the heavy vehicle fleet to improve air quality, encourage the penetration of clean propulsion technologies and accelerate the industrial reactivation and the automotive sector. 18/11/2021 174000000 The Support line for passenger and freight transport companies is included within the Component 1 "Safe and connected sustainable mobility crash plan" of the Spanish Recovery and Transformation Plan, specifically it is part of the investment C1.I1. and its total budget is 400 million €. The validity of the program runs until April , 2024, with an immediate transfer of 174 million euros to the Autonomous Communities, which can be extended successively according to the evolution of the demand for the plan. The subsidies will be articulated as a fixed subsidy per vehicle depending on the type of company, and the class, motorization or age of the vehicle. Electric recharging points for heavy vehicles are also subsidized. The main eligible actions included are: -Disposal of vehicles assigned to a transport authorization and registered in Spain prior to January 1, 2019. -Acquisition of alternative energy vehicles. Electric, hydrogen, hybrid and plug-in hybrid and gas vehicles (LNG or CNG) are eligible, in the latter case temporarily until December 31, 2023. - “Retrofit” or modification of the form of propulsion of vehicles from fuels of fossil origin (diesel, gasoline or gas) to zero emissions, electric or hydrogen vehicles (BEV, FCV or FCHV). Also, in a transitory period until December 31, 2023, the transformation of a diesel or gasoline engine to one hundred percent gas (CNG or LNG) is potentially eligible, provided that they comply with the latest pollutant emissions standards for heavy vehicles. - Implementation of electric vehicle charging infrastructure. - Acquisition of semi-trailers for railway highways. (Accessed 23-nov-2021) (Accessed 23-nov-2021)
India State of Punjab Other energy Punjab government approves renewable energy tariff renegotiation bill Power generation Multiple renewable Regulatory rollback or non-gov... 2021111212/11/2021 Electricity generation Punjab Government Government To provide electricity to the consumer at an affordable price 12/11/2021 The Punjab government has passed a Bill (Punjab Renewable Energy Security Reform, Termination, and Redetermination of Power Tariff Bill, 2021) to revise the long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) between the Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd (PSPCL) and the renewable energy generators. The Bill seeks to reduce the tariffs for renewable energy projects approved by the state electricity regulatory commission.
Spain National Clean conditional Extension of the program for sustainable urban development projects in municipalities and towns with... Multiple sectors Multiple energy types Budget or off-budget transfer ... 285388127.85388 2021111010/11/2021 Several energy stages RESOLUTION OF THE PRESIDENT OF E.P.E. INSTITUTE FOR THE DIVERSIFICATION AND SAVINGS OF ENERGY (IDAE), MP, CONFIRMING THE EXTENSION AND NEW BUDGET ALLOCATION OF ROYAL DECREE 692/2021, OF AUGUST 3 Government Promote the energy transition and the shift towards sustainable mobility in small municipalities, which have more difficulties to undertake large investments, through unique clean energy projects. 10/11/2021 250000000 The Aid Program for the development of unique clean energy projects municipalities with demographic challenges (DUS 5,000 Program) is managed by the Institute for Energy Diversification and Saving (IDAE) and framed within the objectives of Component 2, Investment 4, of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan (PRTR). The program was firstly approved in August 2021 with a total budget of 75 million €, and now it is extended with an additional 250 million €. This is intended to respond to the enormous success of the program during its first days, in which applications have been received for more than 1,500 actions in municipalities with demographic challenges. Projects will be subsidized to improve energy efficiency in buildings and public infrastructures, to promote green investments –particularly self-consumption–, or investment in charging infrastructures or electric mobility, among others. (Accessed 23-nov-2021) (Accessed 23-nov-2021) (Accessed 23-nov-2021)
Canada Ontario Fossil conditional Building Ontario’s Highways Program Mobility Oil and oil products Budget or off-budget transfer ... 1938851603.2811 2021110404/11/2021 Energy use (all energy types, consumption in transport, household use, buildings etc) Government of Ontario Government improve transportation access and encourage economic growth 2600000000 To build, expand and repair Ontario’s highways and bridges, create jobs and spur economic growth, the government has invested approximately $2.6 billion in funding for 2021–22 in support of the Ontario Highways Program, which features more than 580 construction, expansion and rehabilitation projects. As part of the Highways Program, the government has committed funding to build and advance the Bradford Bypass and Highway 413.
2021 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review: Build Ontario | Backgrounder: Building Ontario

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