Chile

Since the beginning of the COVID19 pandemic in early 2020, Chile has committed at least USD 651.02 million 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:

  • No public money commitments identified for unconditional fossil fuels
  • No public money commitments identified for conditional fossil fuels
  • At least USD 507.00 million for unconditional clean energy through 5 policies (2 quantified and 3 unquantified)
  • At least USD 127.02 million for conditional clean energy through 4 policies (2 quantified and 2 unquantified)
  • At least USD 17.00 million for other energy through 5 policies (1 quantified and 4 unquantified)

By energy type, no public money commitments identified for oil and gas.

In addition, no public money commitments identified for coal.

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

Finally, no public money commitments identified for multiple fossil fuels.

A considerably larger amount of public money committed to supporting the economy and people of Chile 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.

More information on key poverty and inequality indicators in Chile can be found on the Inequality and Poverty Dashboard page.

Updated: 10 August 2022


At least

$0

Supporting fossil fuel energy

$0.00

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At least

$634.02 million

Supporting clean energy

$33.45

Per capita

Chile

Since the beginning of the COVID19 pandemic in early 2020, Chile has committed at least USD 651.02 million 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:

  • No public money commitments identified for unconditional fossil fuels
  • No public money commitments identified for conditional fossil fuels
  • At least USD 507.00 million for unconditional clean energy through 5 policies (2 quantified and 3 unquantified)
  • At least USD 127.02 million for conditional clean energy through 4 policies (2 quantified and 2 unquantified)
  • At least USD 17.00 million for other energy through 5 policies (1 quantified and 4 unquantified)

By energy type, no public money commitments identified for oil and gas.

In addition, no public money commitments identified for coal.

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

Finally, no public money commitments identified for multiple fossil fuels.

A considerably larger amount of public money committed to supporting the economy and people of Chile 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.

More information on key poverty and inequality indicators in Chile can be found on the Inequality and Poverty Dashboard page.

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Public money commitments to fossil fuels, clean and other energy in Chile recovery packages since January 2020, USD billion, as of 10 August 2022

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
Chile Subnational Clean conditional Clean transportation Mobility Multiple energy types New or extended regulation (IT... 122223000 2021070606/07/2021 Energy use (all energy types, consumption in transport, household use, buildings etc) Ministry of Energy Government Infrastructure projects for clean public transport, which contribute to the mitigation of greenhouse gases, through the incorporation of measurements of transport with low or zero emissions, or infrastructure that promotes said means of transport, are classified in this category incorporating measures to make transport in cities more efficient. 06/07/2021 96889472121 96889472121 122223000 Projects based on their alignment with the criteria established in the Chilean Sustainable Bond Framework. Applies NDC when it comes to clean transportation projects, related to the Adaptation and Mitigation Plan for Infrastructure Services to Climate Change that aim to mitigate GHG emissions in sustainable cities and communities, energy efficiency and clean transportation. The following types of projects can be found under this classification: Expansion and construction of new Metro lines (Line 7, extensions L2 and L3); Incorporation of electric buses to the RED system: Concepción and Temuco; Enabling of train services: Santiago-Melipilla; express train to Chillán; renovation of trains to Rancagua; Updating of transportation plans, including bike paths and bike paths: such as the cities of Curicó and Linares, Machalí-Rancagua; among others.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/gobcl-prod/public_files/Campañas/Chile-se-Recupera/Chile-se-recupera-2.0/210630_Reporte_Sustentabilidad_Inv_Publica_v6.pdf
Chile Subnational Clean unconditional Change your heat Buildings Energy efficiency New or extended regulation (IT... 2021052626/05/2021 Energy efficiency Ministry of Energy Government The purpose of this replacement is not only to improve people's quality of life and be more economical, but also to make the use of heating in homes much safer and to bring benefits in areas such as the environment. 26/05/2021 Homes that change to cheaper and cleaner heating methods will have their rate reduced by 20 to 30% and only pay in the period of consumption.

https://www.recambiatucalor.cl
https://energia.gob.cl/noticias/nacional/subsecretario-de-energia-lanza-programa-recambia-tu-calor-en-el-biobio
Chile Subnational Clean conditional Investment in local energy efficiency Multiple sectors Multiple energy types New or extended regulation (IT... 4792318.1624948 2021010101/01/2021 Energy use (all energy types, consumption in transport, household use, buildings etc) Ministry of Energy Government Generate and implement replicable and innovative sustainable energy initiatives in Chilean municipalities through energy management and the participation of local stakeholders. 01/01/2021 3799000000 Municipal Energy, 51 Local Energy Strategies have already been developed, with long-term citizen visions and action plans that guide towards a more sustainable, competitive and resilient local development to climate change.

https://www.agenciase.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Reporte-AgenciaSE-2020-2021-V1.pdf
Chile National Clean conditional Energy Sector Strategy to a Just Transition – 1st Part: Closure of coal-firepower plants Power generation Coal New or extended regulation (IT... 2021091616/09/2021 Exploration or production or processing or storage or transportation Ministry of Energy Government The energy sector will contribute decisively to achieve carbon neutrality through the closure and/or new uses for coal-fired power plant infrastructures and spaces, increasing the participation of clean energy in the national energy matrix and articulating policies that allow a fair, equitable and sustainable development for the country and its territories. 16/09/2021 A fundamental pillar of the Just Transition Strategy is people, so actions were designed in a participatory manner during the closure process and/or new uses of the spaces and infrastructure of the coal-fired power plants. The strategy seeks to promote a fair energy transition in the social and labor spheres that boost the training of labor skills, in pursuit of reintegration and labor reconversion towards quality jobs that allow promoting the local development of communities and the well-being of people.

https://energia.gob.cl/sites/default/files/documentos/estrategia_transicion_justa_2021.pdf

https://mma.gob.cl/gobierno-anuncia-el-retiro-del-50-de-las-centrales-a-carbon-al-2025/
https://energia.gob.cl/sites/default/files/plan_de_retiro_y_o_reconversion_centrales_carbon.pdf
Chile National Other energy Covid-19 Solidarity Benefit (ban on service cuts due to unpaid bills for electricity and gas during... Power generation Multiple energy types Loan (Hybrid) 2020040101/04/2020 Energy use (all energy types, consumption in transport, household use, buildings etc) Ministry of Energy Government Maintain energy provision to low income groups during the pandemic 08/08/2020 Financial relief for low income households, maintaining energy provision during the pandemic and rescheduling unpaid bills once the state of emergency is over

https://energia.gob.cl/mini-sitio/beneficio-solidario-covid-19

https://www.bcn.cl/leyfacil/recurso/suspension-del-corte-de-servicios-basicos-de-los-clientes-deudores#:~:text=Se%20proh%C3%ADbe%20a%20las%20empresas,establecimientos%20que%20la%20ley%20indica.
Chile National Other energy Loan for renewable energy investment projects Multiple sectors Multiple renewable Loan (Hybrid) 17000000 2020061010/06/2020 Several energy stages Ministry of Economy Government Support eco-friendly investments that aim to build a solid economy, resilient to climate change, and addressing the economic needs in the post Covid-19 setting. 01/07/2020 13476359000 13476359000 17000000 USD 39 M - later adjusted to USD 17 M - loan to support the development of renewable energy projects linked to power and infrastructure.

https://www.corfo.cl/sites/cpp/sala_de_prensa/nacional/10_06_2020_corfo_crea_credito_verde

https://www.leychile.cl/Navegar?idNorma=1146464 ;
http://wapp4.corfo.cl/archivos/CUENTAPUBLICAPARTICIPATIVACORFO2020.pdf ;
http://wapp4.corfo.cl/archivos/WCSCONTI/DOCS/CUENTAPUBLICA2021.pdf
Chile National Clean unconditional National Strategy for Green Hydrogen Resources Hydrogen New or extended regulation (IT... 50000000 2020110303/11/2020 Exploration or production or processing or storage or transportation Ministry of Energy Government Produce the cheapest green hydrogen in the world in 2030, being one of the 3 largest hydrogen exports in 2040, and start developing 5 GW of electrolisis capacity towards 2025 39636350000 39636350000 50000000 Achieve world leadership in the production and export green hydrogen as a way to develop a stronger and more sustainable economy in the country

https://energia.gob.cl/sites/default/files/national_green_hydrogen_strategy_-_chile.pdf

https://energia.gob.cl/noticias/nacional/gobierno-presenta-la-estrategia-nacional-para-que-chile-sea-lider-mundial-en-hidrogeno-verde
Chile National Clean conditional Energy Efficiency Subsidy Buildings Energy efficiency Other hybrid support measures 2021031111/03/2021 Energy efficiency Ministry of Housing and Urbanism Government Selection of more than 11000 projects throughout the country with which communities will be provided with cleaner environments, along with promoting more integrated and fair localities that allow a better quality of life which encourages energy savings. This subsidy focuses on vulnerable families and from middle income sectors that do not have a budget to carry out work of this type in their homes, so in order to apply you must need to follow established requirements. 16/03/2021 This program seeks to improve the quality of life of families, through wall coverings for thermal insulation, window improvements and the incorporation of clean energy that allow savings in the family budget. This green initiative seeks to create sustainable solutions in line with the global climate change agenda that is part of the challenges addressed at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26).

https://www.chileatiende.gob.cl/fichas/98312-llamado-eficiencia-energetica-2021 (accessed 7 April 2022)

https://www.revistaei.cl/2021/11/10/ministerio-de-vivienda-y-urbanismo-anuncia-seleccion-de-mas-de-11-mil-proyectos-de-eficiencia-energetica/ (accessed 7 April 2022)
Chile National Clean unconditional Electromobility National Strategy Mobility Multiple renewable New or extended regulation (IT... 2021101818/10/2021 Energy use (all energy types, consumption in transport, household use, buildings etc) Ministry of Energy Government Access for 100% of the population to sustainable transport (zero emission), allowing an improvement in the quality of life, sustainable development and compliance with our environmental commitments. This strategy sets the goals of 100% of new additions to urban public transport being zero emission vehicles by 2035, 100% of sales of light and medium vehicles being zero emissions by 2035 and 100% of sales of vehicles for interurban passenger transport and freight transport are zero emissions by 2045. In addition, 100% of sales of machinery (mining, forestry, construction and agriculture) of more than 560 kW of power will be zero emissions from 2035, and more than 19 kW from 2040.

https://energia.gob.cl/sites/default/files/estrategia-nacional-electromovilidad_ministerio-de-energia.pdf (accessed 23 March 2022)

https://www.gob.cl/noticias/lanzamiento-estrategia-nacional-de-electromovilidad-gobierno-anuncia-que-al-2035-se-venderan-solo-vehiculos-electricos-en-chile/ (accessed 23 March 2022)
Chile National Clean unconditional Regulation of distributed power generation for self-consumption Power generation Solar New or extended regulation (IT... 2020092121/09/2020 Electricity generation Ministry of Energy Government The objective is to increase distributed generation using renewable energies. 06/11/2020 This legislation (Reglamento de generacion distribuida para autoconsumo) aims to improve renewable generation penetration in the country and develop a distributed generation legislation that help to achieve carbon neutrality towards 2050 and the NDC to comply with the Paris Agreement. It allows implementation of small-scale solar projects within small communities and connection to the grid using net metering.

https://energia.gob.cl/noticias/nacional/se-publica-reglamento-de-generacion-distribuida-para-autoconsumo (accessed 2/11/2020)

https://www.pv-magazine.com/2020/09/28/chile-introduces-energy-communities/ (accessed 2/11/2020)
Chile National Other energy Carbon Neutrality in the energy sector Multiple sectors Multiple energy types New or extended regulation (IT... 2020040101/04/2020 Several energy stages Ministry of Energy Government The measure states that the adoption of new technologies makes it possible to achieve higher levels of electromobility penetration and efficiency measures in the productive sectors which, hand in hand with the development of the green hydrogen industry, make it possible to achieve Carbon Neutrality in 2050. This is a declarative measure by which Chile is committed to achieving the goal of carbon neutrality before the year 2050. This includes eliminating coal from the power supply and that electricity also replaces the burning of fossil fuels in different sectors of the economy such as transportation, housing, mining and other industries.

https://energia.gob.cl/sites/default/files/pagina-basica/informe_resumen_cn_2019_v07.pdf *(accessed 23 March 2022)

http://generadoras.cl/prensa/la-ruta-de-la-carbono-neutralidad ;
https://cambioclimatico.mma.gob.cl/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Resumen-ejecutivo-evaluacion-robustez-carbono-neutralidad.pdf ;
https://cambioclimatico.mma.gob.cl/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Inversion-publica-recuperacion-suntentable.pdf (accessed 23 March 2022)
Chile National Clean unconditional Energy Efficiency in Hospitals Buildings Energy efficiency Government procurement (DT) 457000000 2021070606/07/2021 Energy efficiency Ministry of Public Health and Public Works Government Reduction of GHG to align to its 2020-2030 carbon budget, established in the National Strategic Plan. 06/07/2021 362276239000 Incorporation of energy efficiency criteria, established in the 2020 NDC, in the construction of public hospitals and health facilities. Among them is the incorporation of thermal insulation, low energy consumption, orientation, etc.). While this is still a proposal and has still not received final approval, it is indicative of how the Strategic Climate and Energy Plan is to be implemented. Stated in the proposed law is a commitment of 457 million USD.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/gobcl-prod/public_files/Campañas/Chile-se-Recupera/Chile-se-recupera-2.0/210630_Reporte_Sustentabilidad_Inv_Publica_v6.pdf (accessed 11 April 2022)

https://cambioclimatico.mma.gob.cl/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Inversion-publica-recuperacion-suntentable.pdf (accessed 11 April 2022)
Chile National Other energy Energy Efficiency Law Multiple sectors Multiple energy types New or extended regulation (IT... 2021020101/02/2021 Energy efficiency Ministry of Energy Government The law aims to institutionalize the concept of energy efficiency, to manage energy use of large consumers, to regulate energy efficiency in buildings, to define efficiency standards for vehicles, to define a Hydrogen norm and to manage energy use in the public sector. 01/02/2021 The country's first energy efficiency law focuses on a rational and efficient use of natural resources, encompassing virtually all of the country's energy needs: transport, industry/energy, residential, private and commercial.

https://www.chileatiende.gob.cl/fichas/87492-ley-de-eficiencia-energetica#:~:text=Desde%20febrero%20de%202021%2C%20Chile,Sector%20residencial%2C%20p%C3%BAblico%20y%20comercial (accessed 17 June 2022)
Chile National Other energy Heating and Cooling National Strategy Buildings Multiple energy types New or extended regulation (IT... 2021070101/07/2021 Energy use (all energy types, consumption in transport, household use, buildings etc) Ministry of Energy Government Aims for renewable energy to represent 80% of energy supply for heating and cooling by 2050, reducing GHG in the heating and cooling sectors by 65% (from 2019 levels) and reducing 75% of cooling and heating gaps at a national level. 01/07/2021 This strategy is part of a broader effort to reduce emissions and energy intensity of the residential cooling and heating demand. It is built around four themes: 1) Sustainability for the energy transition linked to improved social, environmental and economic welfare. 2) Institutional strengthening based on normative and regulatory progress. 3) Improving skills and development in the sector, including: installers, designers, managers and operators of the system. Also, increased links between industry and skills development. 4) Availability and transparency of information so that communities are empowered to become responsible energy users.

https://caloryfrio.minenergia.cl/descargable/Estrategia_calor_frio_v1.1.pdf