Australia

Since the beginning of the COVID19 pandemic in early 2020, Australia has committed at least USD 4.05 billion to supporting different energy types through new or amended policies, according to official government sources and other publicly available information. These public money commitments include:

  • At least USD 866.55 million for unconditional fossil fuels through 16 policies (8 quantified and 8 unquantified)
  • At least USD 181.49 million for conditional fossil fuels through 2 policies (1 quantified and 1 unquantified)
  • At least USD 1.52 billion for unconditional clean energy through 20 policies (16 quantified and 4 unquantified)
  • At least USD 733.86 million for conditional clean energy through 9 policies (9 quantified)
  • At least USD 741.81 million for other energy through 7 policies (5 quantified and 2 unquantified)

By energy type, Australia committed at least USD 811.28 million to oil and gas (at least USD 811.28 million to unconditional oil and gas).

In addition, some public money committed for coal (3 policies with the value of public money unquantified).

Further, no public money commitments identified for hydrogen based on fossil fuels.

Finally, Australia committed at least USD 183.90 million to multiple fossil fuels (at least USD 2.41 million to unconditional multiple fossil fuels and at least USD 181.49 million to conditional multiple fossil fuels).

A considerably larger amount of public money committed to supporting the economy and people of Australia through monetary and fiscal policies in response to the crisis may also benefit different elements of the energy sector. However, these values are not available from official legislation and statements and therefore are not included in the database. Meanwhile, in addition to monetary and fiscal measures, the database lists other policies and regulations that can also provide benefits to producers and consumers of different energy types.

These public money commitments are additional to many other government policies that had existed to support different energy types before the COVID19 pandemic.

Updated: 16 June 2021


At least

$1.05 billion

Supporting fossil fuel energy

$41.32

Per capita



At least

$2.26 billion

Supporting clean energy

$89.01

Per capita

Australia

Since the beginning of the COVID19 pandemic in early 2020, Australia has committed at least USD 4.05 billion to supporting different energy types through new or amended policies, according to official government sources and other publicly available information. These public money commitments include:

  • At least USD 866.55 million for unconditional fossil fuels through 16 policies (8 quantified and 8 unquantified)
  • At least USD 181.49 million for conditional fossil fuels through 2 policies (1 quantified and 1 unquantified)
  • At least USD 1.52 billion for unconditional clean energy through 20 policies (16 quantified and 4 unquantified)
  • At least USD 733.86 million for conditional clean energy through 9 policies (9 quantified)
  • At least USD 741.81 million for other energy through 7 policies (5 quantified and 2 unquantified)

By energy type, Australia committed at least USD 811.28 million to oil and gas (at least USD 811.28 million to unconditional oil and gas).

In addition, some public money committed for coal (3 policies with the value of public money unquantified).

Further, no public money commitments identified for hydrogen based on fossil fuels.

Finally, Australia committed at least USD 183.90 million to multiple fossil fuels (at least USD 2.41 million to unconditional multiple fossil fuels and at least USD 181.49 million to conditional multiple fossil fuels).

A considerably larger amount of public money committed to supporting the economy and people of Australia through monetary and fiscal policies in response to the crisis may also benefit different elements of the energy sector. However, these values are not available from official legislation and statements and therefore are not included in the database. Meanwhile, in addition to monetary and fiscal measures, the database lists other policies and regulations that can also provide benefits to producers and consumers of different energy types.

These public money commitments are additional to many other government policies that had existed to support different energy types before the COVID19 pandemic.

Public money commitments to fossil fuels, clean and other energy in recovery packages, USD billion, as of 16 June 2021

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
Australia National Fossil conditional Australian Government announcement that May Budget will include $263.7 million to develop carbon cap... Resources Multiple fossil Budget or off-budget transfer ... 181486579.49071 2021042020/04/2021 Fiscal Exploration or production or processing or storage or transportation Government 20/04/2021 263700000 263700000 Australian Government commitment of $539.2, including $275.5 million for four clean hydrogen hubs (renewable-generation not specified) and a clean hydrogen certification scheme, and $263.7 million for carbon capture, use and storage projects and hubs. This entry pertains to the CCS part.

https://theconversation.com/hydrogen-and-carbon-capture-receive-extra-funding-as-morrison-prepares-for-biden-summit-159361
Australia National Clean unconditional Australian Government announcement that May Budget will include $275.5 million to develop four ̵... Resources Hydrogen Budget or off-budget transfer ... 189607708.18995 2021042020/04/2021 Fiscal Exploration or production or processing or storage or transportation Government Australian Government commitment of $539.2, including $275.5 million for four clean hydrogen hubs (renewable-generation not specified) and a clean hydrogen certification scheme, and $263.7 million for carbon capture, use and storage projects and hubs 20/04/2021 275500000 275500000 Australian Government commitment of $539.2, including $275.5 million for four clean hydrogen hubs (renewable-generation not specified) and a clean hydrogen certification scheme, and $263.7 million for carbon capture, use and storage projects and hubs. This entry pertains to the clean hydrogen hubs part.

https://theconversation.com/hydrogen-and-carbon-capture-receive-extra-funding-as-morrison-prepares-for-biden-summit-159361
Australia National Other energy Australian Government $660 million energy deal with South Australia for hydrogen, CCS & interco... Multiple sectors Multiple energy types Budget or off-budget transfer ... 454232622.16105 2021041818/04/2021 Fiscal Several energy stages Government 18/04/2021 660000000 660000000 Joint $1 billion energy deal between National and South Australian Governments; $660 million for hydrogen (source not specified), carbon capture and storage and SA-NSW interconnector; SA $422 million to unlock new gas reserves. This entry pertains to the hydrogen/CCS/interconnector part of the energy deal.

https://www.afr.com/companies/energy/1b-green-energy-deal-with-sa-aims-to-shore-up-gas-supply-20210418-p57k7k
Australia National Fossil unconditional Australian Government $433 million natural gas deal with South Australia Resources Gas and gas products Budget or off-budget transfer ... 2021041818/04/2021 Fiscal Exploration or production or processing or storage or transportation Government National-South Australian $1billion energy deal: $660 million for hydrogen (source not specified), carbon capture and storage and SA-NSW interconnector; SA $422 million to unlock new gas reserves. 18/04/2021 Joint $1 billion energy deal between National and South Australian Governments; $660 million for hydrogen (source not specified), carbon capture and storage and SA-NSW interconnector; SA $422 million to unlock new gas reserves. This entry pertains to the gas part of the energy deal.

https://www.afr.com/companies/energy/1b-green-energy-deal-with-sa-aims-to-shore-up-gas-supply-20210418-p57k7k
Australia Queensland Fossil conditional Government-funded trial for battery storage at 5 new sites Power generation Multiple renewable Budget or off-budget transfer ... 2021032929/03/2021 Fiscal Electricity storage or transmission or distribution Government Queensland Government announcement of five new sites for a battery storage trial totalling 40MWh, with state-wide rollout if successful 29/03/2021 Queensland Government launching 5 new trial sites for battery storage with the intention of rolling out batteries state-wide

https://techau.com.au/qlds-new-grid-scale-battery-trial-will-store-solar-energy-at-5-locations-if-successful-will-be-rolled-out-right-across-the-state/
Australia National Clean unconditional ARENA funding for Yara Pilbara and ENGIE renewable hydrogen to ammonia feasibility study Other sector Hydrogen Budget or off-budget transfer ... 684790.08947006 2021022121/02/2021 Fiscal Energy use (all energy types, consumption in transport, household use, buildings etc) Public finance institution Enabling up-scaling of green fertiliser production 21/02/2021 995000 995000 ARENA funding of $995,000 for Yara International and ENGIE feasibility study to use renewable hydrogen as a feedstock in industrial-scale facilities developing ammonia for fertiliser

https://www.yara.com/news-and-media/news/archive/2020/arena-announces-funding-for-yara-pilbara-and-engies-feasibility-study-on-a-renewable-hydrogen-to-ammonia-solution-in-fertiliser-production/
Australia Victoria Clean conditional CEFC financing commitment of $160 million for 300 MW Neoen battery Power generation Multiple energy types Budget or off-budget transfer ... 110116999.31177 2021022525/02/2021 Fiscal Exploration or production or processing or storage or transportation Government The lithium-ion battery will be the world's largest and help assist Victoria reach its 2030 50% renewable energy target and stabilise Victoria's energy grid 25/02/2021 160000000 160000000 CEFC financing commitment of $160 million for Neoen lithium-ion battery design, construction and operation near Geelong. The battery will have capacity of 300 MW and 450MWh

https://www.theage.com.au/business/the-economy/federal-green-bank-powers-up-victoria-s-big-battery-with-160m-boost-20210225-p575ow.html
Australia Victoria Clean conditional Victorian Government $10 million funding for a hydrogen and clean energy vehicle technology research... Mobility Multiple energy types Budget or off-budget transfer ... 6882312.4569855 2021020707/02/2021 Fiscal Several energy stages Government Green industry jobs creation, developing hydrogen industry and removing barriers to new clean fuel uptake including infrastructure 07/02/2021 10000000 10000000 $10 million funding from the Victorian Government to establish hydrogen and clean energy vehicle research hub at Swinburn University in partnership with the CSIRO, including $1 million for developing a refuelling station for hydrogen vehicles

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/feb/07/victoria-gives-10m-for-hydrogen-hub-which-will-study-storage-and-clean-energy-vehicles?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
Australia National Other energy $1.85 million NERA investment for 13 regional hydrogen clusters Resources Hydrogen Budget or off-budget transfer ... 1273227.8045423 2021020101/02/2021 Fiscal Exploration or production or processing or storage or transportation Government Aid the development of a hydrogen supply chain, reduce overlaps and identify gaps in the development, deployment, and commercialisation of new hydrogen-focussed technologies. 01/02/2021 1850000 1850000 National Energy Resources Australia invested $1.85 million to support a network of 13 regional hydrogen technology clusters across all states and territories

https://www.nera.org.au/News/hydrogen-clusters-announcement
Australia National Fossil unconditional Fast tracking Northern Territory Gas Industry Roads Upgrades program Mobility Oil and gas Budget or off-budget transfer ... 149346180.31659 2021011414/01/2021 Fiscal Exploration or production or processing or storage or transportation Government Enabling major projects that will help develop local industry, economic growth, job opportunities and COVID recovery 14/01/2021 217000000 217000000 Commonwealth funding of $217 million for road upgrades and fast tracking of the Gas Industry Roads Upgrades program to accelerate Beetaloo Basin exploration and gas-led COVID economic recovery

https://www.katherinetimes.com.au/story/7086651/fast-tracked-gas-industry-road-upgrades-prompt-outrage/
Australia National Fossil unconditional $200 million grants fund for additional diesel storage Multiple sectors Oil and oil products Budget or off-budget transfer ... 137646249.13971 2021011212/01/2021 Fiscal Exploration or production or processing or storage or transportation Government Enabling increased diesel storage to increase energy security of critical infrastructure, transport, import industries such as mining and agriculture, emergency services 12/01/2021 200000000 200000000 $200 million Commonwealth funding for diesel storage with successful projects receiving up to $33.3 million

https://reneweconomy.com.au/new-government-subsidies-deepen-australias-reliance-on-fossil-fuels-for-transport/
Australia National Fossil unconditional Federal subsidy program to deliver financial support for Viva Energy oil refinery in Geelong, Victor... Resources Oil and oil products Budget or off-budget transfer ... 20646937.370957 2020121414/12/2020 Fiscal Exploration or production or processing or storage or transportation Government 14/12/2020 30000000 30000000 Federal subsidy program to deliver financial support for Viva Energy oil refinery in Geelong, Victoria; $30 million short term support and potential industry-wide support over 10 years worth $2.3 billion

https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/viva-energy-takes-40m-lifeline-offer-for-geelong-oil-refinery-20201214-p56n67.html
Australia National Fossil unconditional Federal subsidy of $76.8 million for Victorian Alcoa aluminium smelter to act as an energy reserve d... Power generation Other energy type Budget or off-budget transfer ... 52856159.669649 2020121414/12/2020 Fiscal Electricity storage or transmission or distribution Government 14/12/2020 76800000 76800000 $76.8 million federal government support for Alcoa aluminium smelter, which uses 10 per cent of Victoria's power, to power down during periods of peak energy demand and return used power to the grid

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-12-14/portland-alcoa-future-guaranteed-by-government/12980232
Australia National Clean conditional ARENA funding $6 million for vanadium flow battery in South Australia Power generation Multiple energy types Budget or off-budget transfer ... 4129387.4741913 2020121414/12/2020 Fiscal Electricity storage or transmission or distribution Government 14/12/2020 6000000 6000000 ARENA funding $6 million for the first utility-scale vanadium flow battery in South Australia

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-12-14/australian-renewable-energy-agency-vanadium-flow-battery-sa/12979270
Australia Queensland Clean unconditional $250 million in Karara Wind Farm, Darling Downs Power generation Wind Budget or off-budget transfer ... 172057811.42464 2020120101/12/2020 Fiscal Electricity generation Government 01/12/2020 250000000 250000000 $250 million in 102.6MW Karara Wind Farm by publicly-owned energy generator CleanCo; CleanCo will purchase 400MW renewable energy from the MacIntyre Wind Farm Precinct

https://budget.qld.gov.au/highlights/
Australia Queensland Clean unconditional $145 million for three Renewable Energy Corridors Power generation Multiple renewable Budget or off-budget transfer ... 99793530.62629 2020120101/12/2020 Fiscal Electricity generation Government 01/12/2020 145000000 145000000 $145 million for three Renewable Energy Corridors in southern, central and northern Queensland

https://budget.qld.gov.au/highlights/
Australia Victoria Clean unconditional $540 million to develop six renewable energy zones Power generation Multiple renewable Budget or off-budget transfer ... 371644872.67722 2020112424/11/2020 Fiscal Electricity generation Government 24/11/2020 540000000 540000000 $540 million to develop six renewable energy zones across Victoria

https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/making-victoria-renewable-energy-powerhouse
Australia Victoria Clean conditional $797 million investment for home energy efficiency and power bill assistance Multiple sectors Energy efficiency Budget or off-budget transfer ... 548520302.82175 2020111717/11/2020 Fiscal Energy efficiency Government 17/11/2020 797000000 797000000 Energy efficiency measures include $335 million to replace old wooden, electric or gas fired heaters; $112 million to seal windows and doors, upgrate heating/cooling/water in social housing properties; Introducing new minimum efficiency standards for rental properties; Funding for 7-star energy efficiency standards for new hopes; One-off relief payments for concession card holders/welfare recipients; Rebates on smart appliances; $191 million to expand the Solar Homes program

https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/helping-victorians-pay-their-power-bills
Australia New South Wales Clean unconditional $32 billion investement plan for new renewable electricity infrastructure Power generation Multiple renewable Budget or off-budget transfer ... 2020110909/11/2020 Fiscal Electricity storage or transmission or distribution Government Replacing lost fuel excise revenue from electric vehicle exemption 09/11/2020 Target construction of 12GW of renewable energy capacity and 2GW of storage by 2030; Electricity Infrastrucutre Investment Safeguard to tender generation, storage and firming;

https://reneweconomy.com.au/nsw-targets-12gw-of-renewables-and-storage-under-new-roadmap-that-includes-auctions-27022/
Australia South Australia Clean unconditional $18 million supplement to South Australian Home Battery Scheme (in addition to existing $100 million... Power generation Multiple energy types Budget or off-budget transfer ... 12388162.422574 2020111010/11/2020 Fiscal Electricity storage or transmission or distribution Government 10/11/2020 18000000 $18 million supplement to South Australian Home Battery Scheme (in addition to existing $100 million); largest per-capita rollout of home batteries in the world to help reach 440MWh of storage

https://www.energymagazine.com.au/south-australia-invests-60-million-in-energy-efficient-government-buildings/
Australia South Australia Clean unconditional $60 million two-year investment to improve energy efficiency in government buildings Buildings Energy efficiency Budget or off-budget transfer ... 41293874.741913 2020111010/11/2020 Fiscal Energy efficiency Government Job creation, reducing electricity costs, cutting carbon emissions and reducing peak energy demand. 10/11/2020 60000000 $60 million investment over two years to improve energy efficiency in public buildings; includes better insulation, new lighting, more efficient cooling and heating

https://www.energymagazine.com.au/south-australia-invests-60-million-in-energy-efficient-government-buildings/
Australia South Australia Clean conditional $18 million Electric Vehicle Action Plan Mobility Multiple energy types Budget or off-budget transfer ... 12388162.422574 2020110606/11/2020 Fiscal Energy use (all energy types, consumption in transport, household use, buildings etc) Government Promote and remove barriers to electric vehicle uptake in South Australia 06/11/2020 18000000 Accelerate public charging infrastructure across the state; help deliver affordable electric vehicles for consumer purchase; lower electricity prices

https://thedriven.io/2020/11/06/south-australia-to-transition-car-fleet-and-boost-charging-network-in-big-ev-push/
Australia National Clean unconditional Large-scale Pilbara renewable energy project granted ‘major project status’ from Federal... Power generation Multiple renewable New or extended regulation (IT... 2020102323/10/2020 Other Electricity generation Government Promoting the development and export of renewable hydrogen and ammonia Large-scale Pilbara renewable energy project granted 'major project status' from Federal Government, which will allow fast-track approval processes and increase the possibility of additional government funding. The project will be financed with $50 billion from the Asian REnewable Energy Hub

https://reneweconomy.com.au/huge-50bn-pilbara-green-hydrogen-hub-granted-major-project-status-17416/
Australia National Clean unconditional ARENA funding for twenty Queensland manufacturers to boost industrial energy productivity and reduce... Multiple sectors Multiple energy types Budget or off-budget transfer ... 2020102020/10/2020 Fiscal Several energy stages Government 250000 $250,000 ARENA funding to Brisbane-based commercial and industrial retailer ERM Power to boost industrial energy efficiency, reduce emissions and reduce costs; includes electrifying gas-based processes, assisting renewable energy uptake

https://reneweconomy.com.au/arena-backs-program-to-help-manufacturers-use-more-solar-less-gas-39327/
Australia National Fossil unconditional Funding for Vales Point coal fired power plant upgrade Power generation Coal Budget or off-budget transfer ... 2020100606/10/2020 Fiscal Electricity generation Government Upgrades designed to reduce emissions, improve reliability and provide additional dispatchable generation in New South Wales. Funding of undisclosed amount committed in 2020-21 Budget to upgrade Delta Electricity's Vales Point coal fired power plant in NSW. Funding will provide new turbines and high pressure heaters by 2022-23.

https://www.afr.com/policy/energy-and-climate/vales-point-coal-power-station-secures-upgrade-20201005-p56248
Australia Queensland Clean unconditional $500 million for Queensland Renewable Energy Fund Power generation Multiple renewable Budget or off-budget transfer ... 344115622.84928 2020090707/09/2020 Fiscal Electricity generation Government Investment to generate jobs for COVID-19 recovery 500000000 500000000 $500 million for Queensland Renewable Energy Fund to invest in publicly-owned renewable energy projects and supporting infrastructure

https://statements.qld.gov.au/statements/90683
Australia New South Wales Fossil unconditional Whitehaven Vickery coal mine extension Resources Coal Regulatory rollback or non-gov... 2020081212/08/2020 Other Exploration or production or processing or storage or transportation Government Increase coal extraction from the Whitehaven Vickery Coal Mine by 25%. Independent Planning Commission approval for Whitehaven Coal's Vickery mine to increase coal extraction by 25% and expand disturbance area by 776 hectares. The project is expected to create 450 ongoing jobs.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-12/ipc-approves-whitehaven-vickery-coal-mine-expansion/12548826
Australia Victoria Clean unconditional Second Victorian Renewable Energy Target (VRET) auction Power generation Multiple renewable Budget or off-budget transfer ... 2020090202/09/2020 Fiscal Electricity generation Government Victorian Government tender for 600MW of new renewable energy to power government operations 02/09/2020 Victorian Government second Renewable Energy Target (VRET) auction to procure 600MW of new renewable energy to power government operations, including schools, trains, hospitals and other government services.

https://reneweconomy.com.au/victoria-seeks-600mw-wind-and-solar-to-power-hospitals-schools-and-trains-20495/
Australia Queensland Fossil unconditional Bowen Basin Pipeline Study Resources Gas and gas products Budget or off-budget transfer ... 3441156.2284928 2020082020/08/2020 Fiscal Exploration or production or processing or storage or transportation Government Feasibility study for Bowen Basin Gas Pipeline 5000000 5000000 Commits $5 million to Bowen Basin Gas Pipeline feasibilty study to investigate the feasibility and options for a new transmission pipeline.

https://www.covid19.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0025/128194/economic-recovery-plan.pdf Accessed 25 Aug 2020
Australia Western Australia Clean unconditional Renewable Hydrogen in Western Australia Recovery Plan Power generation Hydrogen Budget or off-budget transfer ... 15141087.405368 2020081717/08/2020 Fiscal Several energy stages Government Boost renewable hydrogen industry and create jobs 22000000 22000000 9 initiatives worth $22 million will boost Western Australia's renewable hydrogen industry across exports, use in remotely located industries, blending in natural gas networks, and use in electric vehicles.

https://www.wa.gov.au/government/announcements/22-million-investment-accelerate-renewable-hydrogen-future Accessed 25 Aug 2020
Australia Queensland Clean unconditional Queensland Renewable Energy Zones Power generation Multiple renewable Budget or off-budget transfer ... 99793530.62629 2020082020/08/2020 Fiscal Electricity generation Government Attract investment and create new jobs 145000000 145000000 The Queensland Government is investing $145 million to establish three Queensland renewable energy zones (QREZ) to attract investment, create jobs, unlock congestion and connect more renewable energy projects.

https://www.covid19.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0025/128194/economic-recovery-plan.pdf Accessed 25 Aug 2020
Australia Western Australia Other energy West Australian Goldfields-Esperance Recovery Plan – Technology Investment Power generation Multiple energy types Budget or off-budget transfer ... 11011699.931177 2020072626/07/2020 Fiscal Electricity generation Government 16000000 16000000 $16.6 million for new power station > energy source not stated but categorised 'Renewables and Technology'

https://www.wa.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-08/Goldfields-Esperance-Recovery-Plan.pdf Accessed 25 Aug 2020
Australia Western Australia Clean unconditional West Australian Recovery Plan Clean Energy Future Fund Power generation Multiple renewable Budget or off-budget transfer ... 6882312.4569855 2020072626/07/2020 Fiscal Electricity generation Government To provide a source of funding to support the implementation of innovative clean energy projects 10000000 10000000 $10 million towards the Clean Energy Future Fund to invest in clean energy technologies

https://www.wa.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-08/Wheatbelt Recovery Plan.pdf Accessed 25 Aug 2020
Australia Queensland Fossil unconditional 2020 Queensland Exploration Program Resources Multiple fossil Other hybrid support measures 2020050606/05/2020 Other Exploration or production or processing or storage or transportation Government Maintain and increase resources jobs and projects as C19 stimulus 14/05/2020 Almost 7,000 square kilometres of land (some of which is used for agriculture) will be released for coal and gas exploration in the state of Queensland. The Queensland Government is freezing fees and charges for explorers until July 2021.

https://www.dnrme.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/1472090/2020-queensland-exploration-program.pdf Accessed 25 August 2020
https://statements.qld.gov.au/statements/89784 Accessed 25 August 2020
Australia New South Wales Clean unconditional New England NSW Renewable Energy Zone Power generation Multiple renewable Budget or off-budget transfer ... 54370268.410186 2020071010/07/2020 Fiscal Electricity generation Government 79000000 The New England Renewable Energy Zone will be a 8,000MW energy zone, attract 12.7 billion in investment, support 2,000 construction jobs and 1,300 ongoing jobs, and lower energy prices.

https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/news/new-england-to-light-up-with-second-nsw-renewable-energy-zone Accessed 27 July 2020
Australia New South Wales Clean unconditional Central West NSW Renewable Energy Zone Power generation Multiple renewable Budget or off-budget transfer ... 21748107.364074 2020062323/06/2020 Fiscal Electricity generation Government Jobs, investment and new revenue streams for regional NSW 31600000 The 3GW Central-West Orana renewable energy zone is expected to generate $4.4 billion in investment, create 450 construction jobs, and help reduce electricity prices.

https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/news/renewable-energy-zone-sparking-investment-boom Accessed 27 July 2020
Australia NSW, SA, Victoria Other energy Full tariff relief for small business customers in stress Power generation Multiple energy types Tax or royalty or govt fee bre... 2020040101/04/2020 Fiscal Electricity storage or transmission or distribution Government Support small businesses that suffer due to COVID-19. Network charges will be rebated for small business customers experiencing financial stress and who are mothballing as a result of COVID-19 from April to June.

https://www.energynetworks.com.au/miscellaneous/covid-19-electricity-and-gas-network-relief-package/ Accessed 26 June 2020
Australia Northern Territory Clean conditional Battery energy storage system (BESS) for the Darwin – Katherine System Power generation Multiple energy types Budget or off-budget transfer ... 20646937.370957 2020061212/06/2020 Fiscal Electricity storage or transmission or distribution Ministry for Renewables, Energy and Essential Services Government Address system security and reliability, encourage private investors and maximise the amount of renewable power in the network. 30000000 Procurement of a large scale battery energy storage system (BESS) for the Darwin-Katherine system at a project cost of $30M.

http://newsroom.nt.gov.au/mediaRelease/33392 Accessed 18 June 2020
Australia Northern Territory Fossil unconditional Progressing the Strategic Regional Environmental Baseline Assessment to develop an onshore gas indus... Resources Gas and gas products Loan (Hybrid) 8114246.386786 2020051313/05/2020 Fiscal Exploration or production or processing or storage or transportation Government Development of an onshore gas industry 11790000 $11.8 million towards the development of an onshore gas industry in the Territory to progress the Strategic Regional Environmental Baseline Assessment (SREBA), which will be subsequently recouped through cost-recovery arrangements with industry, and continue implementation of the Hydraulic Fracturing recommendations.

https://www.pipeliner.com.au/2020/05/15/nt-government-backing-gas/ Accessed 17 June 2020
Australia Tasmania Clean conditional Waiving electricity bills for small to medium businesses Power generation Multiple energy types Tax or royalty or govt fee bre... 18582243.633861 Fiscal Energy use (all energy types, consumption in transport, household use, buildings etc) Government Support small business customers due to COVID-19 impact 01/04/2020 27000000 27000000 18582243.633861 100 percent waiver to eligible small business customers and community service organizations. This effectively waives the payment of their first quarterly electricity bill issued on or after 1 April 2020 for energy consumed in the previous billing period, saving Tasmanian small businesses on average around $1000. Tasmania is pretty close to 100% hydro but it is linked to the mainland so occasionally imports coal power. Since it is close to 100% hydro, this policy is categorized as clean conditional.

https://www.stategrowth.tas.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/241112/TREAP.PDF Accessed 28 July 2020
Australia Tasmania Clean unconditional Tasmania Renewable Hydrogen Action Plan Resources Hydrogen Uncategorized 34411562.284928 2020051919/05/2020 Fiscal Exploration or production or processing or storage or transportation Ministry of Energy and Ministry for State Growth Government Becoming the nation's renewable hydrogen industry epicenter. 50000000 Tasmania wants to use its existing renewable energy to make green hydrogen. $20 million will be in the form of grants, another $20 million in the form of loans, and the final $10 million of support services including competitive electricity supply arrangements and payroll tax relief.

https://web.archive.org/web/20200709133959/
http://www.premier.tas.gov.au/releases/re-issued_becoming_the_nations_renewable_hydrogen_industry_epicentre
https://www.stategrowth.tas.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/223927/Tasmanian_Renewable_Hydrogen_Action_Plan_web_27_March_2020.pdf
Australia Western Australia Fossil unconditional Reduction of the Mines Safety Levy Resources Coal Tax or royalty or govt fee bre... 2020042323/04/2020 Fiscal Exploration or production or processing or storage or transportation Mines and Petroleum Ministry Government Reduction of Mines Safety Levy by 20% from 1 July 2020 to provide relief to mining companies. 01/07/2020 The McGowan Government is reducing the Mines Safety Levy by 20 percent (from 21c to 17c) from July 1, 2020, to provide relief to mining companies.

https://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/McGowan/2020/04/Mines-Safety-Levy-to-be-reduced.aspx Accessed 18 June 2020
Australia Queensland Clean conditional Additional funding to support the CopperString 2.0 high voltage transmission line Power generation Multiple energy types Budget or off-budget transfer ... 10185822.436339 2020051919/05/2020 Fiscal Electricity storage or transmission or distribution Premier and Minister for Trade Government Extending the national electricity grid and create thousands of minerals mining and industrial manufacturing jobs 14800000 Extending the national electricity grid from Townsville across the North to Mount Isa, CopperString is expected to underpin the creation of thousands of minerals mining and industrial manufacturing jobs for generations to come and stimulate large-scale renewable energy investment.

http://statements.qld.gov.au/Statement/2020/5/19/copperstring-to-power-jobs-and-wealth-creation-for-nq Accessed 24 June 2020
Australia Queensland Clean unconditional Renewable energy training facility Power generation Multiple renewable Budget or off-budget transfer ... 11699931.176875 2020061616/06/2020 Fiscal Non-applicable (non-energy measure) Premier and Minister for Trade Government Building renewable skills and jobs 16/06/2020 23000000 17000000 The facility will provide skills training for 750 apprentices annually and assist approximately 26,000 licensed electricians with further training in solar and other renewable energy work.

http://statements.qld.gov.au/Statement/2020/6/16/23-million-renewable-energy-training-facility-gets-green-light-to-create-jobs Accessed 17 June 2020
Australia Queensland Fossil unconditional Opening up of 7,000km of land for coal and gas exploration Resources Multiple fossil Other hybrid support measures 2020060808/06/2020 Other Exploration or production or processing or storage or transportation Government Expand resources sector. Five parcels released for tender around coal and gas-rich rich Surat and Bowen Basins

http://statements.qld.gov.au/Statement/2020/6/8/new-territory-opens-for-keen-gas-explorers?utm_source=miragenews&utm_medium=miragenews&utm_campaign=news
Australia Queensland Other energy $100 million electricity bill relief for small and medium businesses Power generation Multiple energy types Budget or off-budget transfer ... 68823124.569855 2020032727/03/2020 Fiscal Electricity storage or transmission or distribution Government Support small businesses, including sole traders, as a result of COVID-19. 01/05/2020 100000000 Sole traders, small and medium businesses will get a $500 rebate on their power bill. Any business consuming less than 100,000 kilowatt hours will receive the rebate, which will be automatically applied on business electricity bills

https://www.treasury.qld.gov.au/files/Covid-19_Fact_sheet_Business.pdf Accessed 26 June 2020
https://www.business.qld.gov.au/running-business/energy-business/covid-19-relief Accessed 26 June 2020
Australia South Australia Fossil unconditional Deferred costs for exploration and license fees for the minerals and petroleum sectors Resources Multiple fossil Tax or royalty or govt fee bre... 2020040303/04/2020 Fiscal Exploration or production or processing or storage or transportation Ministry of Energy and Mining Government Assist companies struggling from COVID-19 and oil price collapse. 03/04/2020 Immediate deferral of mineral exploration license fees and annual petroleum and geothermal license fees due in the next six months (now due December 2020), as well as a 12-month waiver of committed expenditure for all mineral exploration license holders and an expansion of allowable expenditures towards the minimum Petroleum Retentiion License requirements during periods of low oil prices.

http://www.energymining.sa.gov.au/latest_updates/fee_relief_for_covid19-hit_resources_sector Accessed 16 June 2020
Australia Victoria Fossil unconditional Deferral of rent collection and annual fees for quarries and exploration companies Resources Multiple fossil Tax or royalty or govt fee bre... 2408809.3599449 2020052222/05/2020 Fiscal Exploration or production or processing or storage or transportation Earth Resources Regulation of the Ministry of Resources Government Ease cash flow pressure on mining companies. 01/07/2020 01/01/2021 3500000 Victoria's Earth Resources Regulation will defer the collection of rent and annual fees worth $3.5 million until January 2021 to aid the immediate cashflow of mines, quarries, and exploration companies.

https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/support-for-victorias-vital-mining-and-quarry-businesses/ Accessed 18 June 2020
Australia Victoria Fossil unconditional Legislation to lift the moratorium on onshore conventional gas exploration Resources Gas and gas products New or extended regulation (IT... 2020061212/06/2020 Other Exploration or production or processing or storage or transportation Petroleum Legislation Amendment Bill 2020 Government Boost local gas supply. 01/07/2021 The Victorian Government claims it is supporting an open and orderly restart of the onshore conventional gas industry and that production of the estimated resources could generate as much as $310 million annually for regional economies and create up to 6,400 jobs.

https://content.legislation.vic.gov.au/sites/default/files/bills/591091bi1.pdf Accessed 16 June 2020

https://www.appea.com.au/all_news/victorian-legislation-lifts-moratorium-on-conventional-gas/ Accessed 16 June 2020
https://www.reuters.com/article/australia-gas-victoria/australian-state-to-allow-conventional-onshore-gas-drilling-from-2021-idUSL4N2BA0LD Accessed 16 June 2020
Australia National Other energy Reform to the energy market to incentivise reductions in energy demand (“Wholesale demand resp... Power generation Other energy type New or extended regulation (IT... Other Energy use (all energy types, consumption in transport, household use, buildings etc) Australian Energy Market Commission Government Incentive major energy users to scale down demand during peak periods. The energy regulator body approved a rule to allow major energy users to be rewarded for scaling down demand during peak periods.

https://www.aemc.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/final_determination_-_for_publication.pdf Accessed 18 June 2020
Australia National Fossil unconditional Aviation Industry Relief Package Mobility Oil and oil products Tax or royalty or govt fee bre... 492085340.67447 2020031818/03/2020 Fiscal Energy use (all energy types, consumption in transport, household use, buildings etc) Government These measures are in response to an unprecedented and likely sustained period of falling international and domestic aviation demand related to the impact of COVID-19. 715000000 159000000 109428768.06607 The support package will refund and waive aviation fuel excise, air service charges, and domestic and regional aviation security charges.

https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/mccormack/media-release/relief-package-australian-aviation-industry Accessed 22 June 2020

https://blueswandaily.com/australia-govt-extends-aviation-financial-support-packages/ Accessed 22 June 2020
Australia National Clean conditional CEFC investment in Electric Vehicle charging infrastructure Mobility Multiple energy types Equity injection or nationalis... 2408809.3599449 2020061616/06/2020 Fiscal Energy use (all energy types, consumption in transport, household use, buildings etc) Clean Energy Finance Coroportation Public finance institution Support JET Charge in the deployment of smart charging hardware under a services-based model, to help drive down the cost of smart and connected EV charging stations and make them more user friendly for drivers. 16/06/2020 3500000 Clean Energy Finance Corporation investment in JET Charge EV charging infrastructure through the Clean Energy Innovation Fund.

https://www.cefc.com.au/media/media-release/jet-charge-and-cefc-pave-the-way-to-cheaper-charging-for-electric-vehicles/ Accessed 25 June 2020
Australia National Other energy Advancing Hydrogen Fund Multiple sectors Hydrogen Other hybrid support measures 206469373.70957 2020050404/05/2020 Fiscal Several energy stages Clean Energy Finance Coroportation 2020 Investment Mandate handed down by the Energy Minister Public finance institution Investing in Australia’s emerging hydrogen industry to kick start jobs and exports from the sector. 04/05/2020 300000000 This fund will provide finance to projects looking to grow Australia’s renewable hydrogen sector, including developing new domestic supply chains, export infrastructure, and to help grow domestic demand for hydrogen.

https://www.energy.gov.au/news-media/news/government-announces-300m-advancing-hydrogen-fund Accessed 25 June 2020

https://news.trust.org/item/20200504013347-5ffvz/?utm_campaign=climate&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=secondListing&utm_content=link4&utm_contentItemId=20200504013347-5ffvz Accessed 25 June 2020
https://reneweconomy.com.au/cefc-to-kick-start-australias-hydrogen-industry-with-new-300m-investment-fund-38339/ Accessed 25 June 2020
Australia National Clean unconditional ARENA funding to fast track renewables for hydrogen Resources Hydrogen Budget or off-budget transfer ... 48176187.198899 2020041515/04/2020 Fiscal Exploration or production or processing or storage or transportation ARENA Public finance institution ARENA aims to share knowledge on technical and commercial parameters for commercial-scale renewable hydrogen production for domestic and international markets. 15/04/2020 70000000 ARENA, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency has opened up AUD 70 million funding to develop a competitive hydrogen industry in Australia. In particular, support will be geared towards developing large scale electrolysers that will source electricity from renewable energy.

https://arena.gov.au/funding/renewable-hydrogen-deployment-funding-round/ Accessed on 21 May 2020

https://reneweconomy.com.au/arena-opens-70-million-funding-round-to-fast-track-renewables-for-hydrogen-58600/ Accessed on 21 May 2020
https://arena.gov.au/blog/70-million-hydrogen-funding-round/ Accessed on 21 May 2020