Since the beginning of the COVID19 pandemic in early 2020, Finland has committed at least USD 2.69 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 1.55 billion for unconditional fossil fuels through 8 policies (8 quantified)
  • No public money commitments identified for conditional fossil fuels
  • At least USD 23.13 million for unconditional clean energy through 3 policies (3 quantified)
  • At least USD 746.26 million for conditional clean energy through 12 policies (12 quantified)
  • At least USD 374.45 million for other energy through 1 policy (1 quantified)
Updated: 16 September 2020

At least

$1.55 billion

Supporting fossil fuel energy


Per capita

At least

$769.39 million

Supporting clean energy


Per capita

By energy type, Finland committed at least USD 1.47 billion to oil and gas (at least USD 1.47 billion to unconditional 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 Finland 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 September 2020