Germany

Since the beginning of the COVID19 pandemic in early 2020, Germany has committed at least USD 60.85 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 12.50 billion for unconditional fossil fuels through 3 policies (3 quantified)
  • At least USD 9.14 billion for conditional fossil fuels through 5 policies (4 quantified and 1 unquantified)
  • At least USD 2.20 billion for unconditional clean energy through 2 policies (1 quantified and 1 unquantified)
  • At least USD 24.89 billion for conditional clean energy through 8 policies (8 quantified)
  • At least USD 12.11 billion for other energy through 2 policies (1 quantified and 1 unquantified)
Updated: 12 August 2020


At least

$21.64 billion

Supporting fossil fuel energy

$260.32

Per capita



At least

$27.09 billion

Supporting clean energy

$325.89

Per capita

By energy type, Germany committed at least USD 15.80 billion to oil and gas (at least USD 12.50 billion to unconditional oil and gas and at least USD 3.30 billion to conditional oil and gas).

In addition, Germany committed at least USD 4.74 billion to coal (at least USD 4.74 billion to conditional 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 Germany 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