Brazil

Since the beginning of the COVID19 pandemic in early 2020, Brazil has committed at least USD 3.42 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:

  • Some public money committed for unconditional fossil fuels (7 policies with the value of public money unquantified)
  • Some public money committed for conditional fossil fuels (1 policy with the value of public money unquantified)
  • At least USD 766.45 million for unconditional clean energy through 7 policies (5 quantified and 2 unquantified)
  • At least USD 19.48 million for conditional clean energy through 1 policy (1 quantified)
  • At least USD 2.64 billion for other energy through 11 policies (6 quantified and 5 unquantified)
Updated: 12 August 2020


At least

$0

Supporting fossil fuel energy

$0.00

Per capita



At least

$785.93 million

Supporting clean energy

$3.72

Per capita

By energy type, some public money committed for oil and gas (7 policies with the value of public money unquantified).

In addition, no public money commitments identified for coal.

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

Finally, some public money committed for multiple fossil fuels (1 policy with the value of public money unquantified).

A considerably larger amount of public money committed to supporting the economy and people of Brazil 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 12 August 2020