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31 major economies pledged USD 274 billion to fossil fuel-intensive sectors, 40% of all public money committed to energy-producing and consuming activities.

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Updated: 24 February 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 National Clean conditional Commercial, industrial, and agricultural energy efficiency programs in Manitoba Multiple sectors Gas and gas products Budget or off-budget transfer ... 24086502.609993 2021032929/03/2021 Fiscal Energy use (all energy types, consumption in transport, household use, buildings etc) Environment and Climate Change Canada Government Reduce natural-gas use and greenhouse gas emissions CAD 32.3 million 32300000 $32.3 million from the Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund to support natural-gas programs offered by Efficiency Manitoba, a new Crown corporation established by the Government of Manitoba. The commercial, industrial, and agricultural programs include rebates and incentives to support energy savings from reducing natural-gas use through mechanical upgrades of space or process heating systems; building-envelope renovation improvements; and upgrades or equipment for new buildings that achieve greater energy savings.

https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/news/2021/01/government-of-canada-announces-support-for-manitoba-energy-efficiency-programs.html
United Kingdom National Fossil unconditional BEIS confirms £22 floor price for carbon allowances at auction in new domestic emissions trading sc... Multiple sectors Multiple fossil Tax or royalty or govt fee bre... 2021021111/02/2021 Fiscal Energy use (all energy types, consumption in transport, household use, buildings etc) Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Government To define the rules for the UK Emissions Trading Scheme, meant to substitute the EU ETS for the UK. The government (Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, aka BEIS) has published further details about its plans for the UK's new emissions trading scheme (ETS), after Ministers controversially decided to exit the EU scheme. As expected the new domestic carbon market is expected to largely mirror the EU ETS, which British companies have taken part in since its launch over a decade ago. However, the new document confirms one major change from earlier proposals, with the reserve price for allowances sold at auction increasing by nearly 50 per cent to £22 a tonne. The BEIS update also confirmed the scheme will cover the same businesses as are covered by the EU ETS and that free allocations of allowances will continue to certain industries so as to reduce the risk of 'carbon leakage'. In addition, it confirmed that alongside the auction reserve price the scheme would include a Cost Containment Mechanism (CCM) designed to allow the UK government and devolved administrations to address significant extended price spikes in the market by increasing the availability of allowances.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/participating-in-the-uk-ets#history (Accessed 12 February 2021)

https://www.businessgreen.com/news/4027121/government-confirms-carbon-trading-plans-ups-auction-reserve-price (Accessed 12 February 2021)
United Kingdom National Fossil unconditional Leeds City Council approves expansion of the Leeds Bradford Airport Mobility Oil and oil products Uncategorized 2021021111/02/2021 Other Energy use (all energy types, consumption in transport, household use, buildings etc) Leeds City Council Government To replace the outdated and inefficient existing terminal and create new jobs Leeds City Council voted in favour of the plans for building a new terminal for the (privately owned) Leeds Bradford Airport and allowing more flights.The expansion plans, worth £150m, include a new terminal with three main floors and improved vehicle access, which is to be built closer to a proposed new ‘parkway’ rail station, new car parking areas, as well as a new bus terminal and taxi drop-off facilities to the front of the new passenger terminal. Planners also want to modify flight time controls, and to extend the daytime flight period available at Leeds Bradford Airport. Councillors voted by nine votes to five to agree to the plans in principle. The updated plans will now return to the council’s plans panel committee at a later date. The decision was met with considerable objections. Objectors to the plans, which included scientists and environmental campaigners, told councillors that further airport expansion would not be compatible with the UK’s climate targets.

https://news.leeds.gov.uk/news/statement-following-decision-by-leeds-city-councils-city-plans-panel-on-planning-application-relating-to-leeds-bradford-airport (Accessed 12 February 2021)

https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/leeds-bradford-airport-expansion-approval-b1801384.html (Accessed 12 February 2021)
https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/politics/council/leeds-bradford-airport-ps150m-expansion-plans-approved-principle-leeds-city-council-3132409 (Accessed 12 February 2021)
Canada National Fossil conditional Sustainable Development Technology Canada investments for fossil fuel-based energy Resources Multiple energy types Budget or off-budget transfer ... 6860551.8269948 2021021111/02/2021 Fiscal Several energy stages Sustainable Development Technology Canada Government Support cleantech deployment CAD 9.2 million 9200000 This measure includes SDTC funding announced in February 2021 to Carbon Cap Inc, Challenger Technical Service Ltd., Novamera Inc, AdvEn Industries Inc., and Westgen Technologies Inc.

https://www.sdtc.ca/en/investing-in-innovators-how-cleantech-entrepreneurs-are-leading-the-way-to-net-zero/ Accessed 24 February 2021.
Canada Yukon Clean unconditional Updated Public Utilities Act Regulation for renewable energy Power generation Multiple renewable New or extended regulation (IT... 2021021111/02/2021 Fiscal Electricity generation Government of Yukon Government Enable renewable energy deployment The Government of Yukon has approved amendments to the Rate Policy Directive to support utility-led demand-side management programs, renewable electricity planning and development, and provide direction that will minimize impacts on electricity rates during times of reduced renewable electricity availability.

https://yukon.ca/en/news/updated-public-utilities-act-regulation-supports-our-clean-future-strategy Accessed 24 February 2021.

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