India

Since the beginning of the COVID19 pandemic in early 2020, India has committed at least USD 133.15 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 22.60 billion for unconditional fossil fuels through 25 policies (11 quantified and 14 unquantified)
  • At least USD 6.42 billion for conditional fossil fuels through 6 policies (2 quantified and 4 unquantified)
  • At least USD 4.69 billion for unconditional clean energy through 19 policies (5 quantified and 14 unquantified)
  • At least USD 30.68 billion for conditional clean energy through 13 policies (4 quantified and 9 unquantified)
  • At least USD 68.77 billion for other energy through 12 policies (7 quantified and 5 unquantified)

By energy type, India committed at least USD 6.50 billion to oil and gas (at least USD 6.50 billion to unconditional oil and gas).

In addition, India committed at least USD 21.88 billion to coal (at least USD 16.08 billion to unconditional coal and at least USD 5.80 billion to conditional coal).

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

Finally, India committed at least USD 13.49 million to multiple fossil fuels (at least USD 13.49 million to unconditional multiple fossil fuels).

A considerably larger amount of public money committed to supporting the economy and people of India 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: 7 April 2021


At least

$29.02 billion

Supporting fossil fuel energy

$21.24

Per capita



At least

$35.37 billion

Supporting clean energy

$25.88

Per capita

India

Since the beginning of the COVID19 pandemic in early 2020, India has committed at least USD 133.15 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 22.60 billion for unconditional fossil fuels through 25 policies (11 quantified and 14 unquantified)
  • At least USD 6.42 billion for conditional fossil fuels through 6 policies (2 quantified and 4 unquantified)
  • At least USD 4.69 billion for unconditional clean energy through 19 policies (5 quantified and 14 unquantified)
  • At least USD 30.68 billion for conditional clean energy through 13 policies (4 quantified and 9 unquantified)
  • At least USD 68.77 billion for other energy through 12 policies (7 quantified and 5 unquantified)

By energy type, India committed at least USD 6.50 billion to oil and gas (at least USD 6.50 billion to unconditional oil and gas).

In addition, India committed at least USD 21.88 billion to coal (at least USD 16.08 billion to unconditional coal and at least USD 5.80 billion to conditional coal).

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

Finally, India committed at least USD 13.49 million to multiple fossil fuels (at least USD 13.49 million to unconditional multiple fossil fuels).

A considerably larger amount of public money committed to supporting the economy and people of India 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 7 April 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
India National Fossil unconditional Lower House of the Indian Parliament passes bill to amend Minerals and Mines (Development and Regula... Resources Coal Regulatory rollback or non-gov... 2021032020/03/2021 Other Exploration or production or processing or storage or transportation Government of India Government To increase the production of minerals, including coal, in India 20/03/2021 To enhance mining activity, private sector players with enhanced technology will be allowed in mineral exploration. This reform is expected to generate 5.5 million direct and indirect employment. The bill seeks to amend the Mines and Mineral (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957, and would bring in mega reforms in the sector with resolution in legacy issues, thereby making a large number of mines available for auctions. It is expected to strengthen the auction-only regime and boost transparency in the system. The reforms as part of the bill include removing the distinction between captive and non-captive mines and introduction of an index-based mechanism by developing a National Mineral Index (NMI) for various statutory payments, among others. In order to boost exploration, there will be review of functioning of the National Mineral Exploration Trust (NMET). NMET will be made an autonomous body. Private entities will also be engaged in exploration works now. Simplification of exploration regime will also be done to facilitate seamless transition from exploration to production.

https://web.archive.org/web/20210321133347/
https://energy.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/coal/lok-sabha-passes-bill-to-amend-mmdr-act/81602553
India Subnational Fossil unconditional State of Bihar introduces Ethanol Production Promotion Policy Power generation Biofuels and waste Budget or off-budget transfer ... 2021032020/03/2021 Fiscal Exploration or production or processing or storage or transportation Government of Bihar Government To promote biofuel use in the State of Bihar 20/03/2021 The state ethanol policy allows the extraction of ethanol, which was restricted to sugarcane, from surplus quantities of maize as well. An investor will get an additional government subsidy of 15% of the cost of plant and machinery up to a maximum of Rs5 crore, in addition to the existing incentives under the Bihar Industrial Investment Promotion Policy, 2016. Under the new policy, financial assistance would be provided to greenfield standalone manufacturing units producing fuel-grade ethanol and supplying 100% of their ethanol to oil manufacturing companies under the Centre's ethanol blending programme.

https://web.archive.org/web/20210321132950/
https://energy.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/oil-and-gas/bihar-becomes-first-state-to-have-own-ethanol-policy-for-biofuel/81598341
India National Clean unconditional Government scheme promotes exchange of incandescent bulbs for LED lamps Power generation Energy efficiency New or extended regulation (IT... 2021031919/03/2021 Fiscal Energy efficiency Various Ministries Government To improve energy efficiency in India 19/03/2021 GRAM UJALA is a customized program for rural India, based uniquely and innovatively on carbon finance. LEDs will be available for only Rs 10 each for each household, in exchange for working condition old incandescent lamps. Each household will get up to 5 LEDs. Power Minister further stated that the GRAM UJALA programme will have a significant impact on India’s climate change action. If all 300 million lights in India were replaced, the total energy savings would be 40,743 million kWh/year, avoided peak demand of 22,743MW/year and CO2 reductions of 37 million tons per year. The balance cost and margin on the LED cost will be recouped through the carbon credits earned

https://web.archive.org/web/20210321132518/
https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1706010
India National Clean conditional India and Israel form joint venture to manufacture Aluminum-Air systems Multiple sectors Multiple energy types Equity injection or nationalis... 2021031717/03/2021 Other Electricity storage or transmission or distribution Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) & Phinergy SOE To manufacture Aluminum-Air systems in India to boost India's flagship programme - "Make in India" and recycle used Aluminum 17/03/2021 Based on domestically available aluminum, the joint venture plans to manufacture Aluminum-Air systems in India. Under this technology, recycling of used Aluminum will help India in becoming “Aatmanirbhar” for energy requirements. The new Indo-Israeli JV also intends to develop fuel cells and indigenous hydrogen storage solutions for promoting green mobility. In a significant boost to India's pursuit of e-mobility, the two of the leading Automotive manufactures in India, Maruti Suzuki and Ashok Leyland, signed Letters of Intent (LOI) with the newly incorporated JV IOC Phinergy Limited during the ceremony.

https://web.archive.org/web/20210317151310/
https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1705598
India International Clean conditional State-owned Utility Companies sign pact to finance 600 MW hydropower project in Bhutan Power generation Hydro Loan (Hybrid) 547601376.42534 2021031111/03/2021 Fiscal Electricity generation Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) Limited & Power Finance Corporation (PFC) SOE To increase power capacity in Bhutan INR 4058 crore 40580000000 State-owned entities REC Ltd and Power Finance Corporation (PFC) have entered into a pact with Bhutan-based Kholongchhu Hydro Energy Ltd (KHEL) to finance a 600-megawatt hydroelectric project at Trashiyangtse in the neighbouring country. KHEL is a 50:50 joint venture between SJVN India and Druk Green Power Corporation (Bhutan) set up for developing the 600-MW Kholongchhu hydroelectric project in the eastern Bhutan. REC Ltd along with PFC has signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) on March 9, 2021, with Kholongchhu Hydro Energy Ltd for financing of 600-MW hydroelectric project at Trashiyangtse, Bhutan. The project is proposed to be funded in a debt-equity ratio of 70:30 and as per the MoU, REC would extend rupee term loan of Rs 2,029 crore. The balance debt shall be extended by PFC (Rs 2,029 crore), NPPF, Bhutan (Rs 200 crore) and Bank of Bhutan (Rs 200 crore).

https://web.archive.org/web/20210323001110/
https://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/rec-pfc-sign-pact-to-finance-600-megawatt-hydropower-project-in-bhutan-121031001578_1.html#:~:text=%C2%ABBack-,REC%2C%20PFC%20sign%20pact%20to%20finance%20600,megawatt%20hydropower%20project%20in%20Bhutan&text=State%2Downed%20entities%20REC%20Ltd,Trashiyangtse%20in%20the%20neighbouring%20country.
India National Fossil conditional Government Approves Use of Ethanol-Gasoline Blend as Automotive Fuel Mobility Multiple energy types New or extended regulation (IT... 2021031414/03/2021 Other Energy use (all energy types, consumption in transport, household use, buildings etc) Government of India Government To decrease greenhouse gas emissions from mobility The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has greenlighted the use of E20 – a blend of 20% ethanol and 80% gasoline – as an automotive fuel. Mass emission standards for the use of E20 have also been notified in the Central Motor Vehicles (Fourth Amendment) Rules, 2021, which came into force on March 8, 2021.

https://web.archive.org/web/20210314085750/
https://mercomindia.com/government-approves-ethanol-gasoline-automotive-fuel/
India Subnational Other energy Mandatory reserving of 5 percent parking space for EV charging points at malls, hotels and others Mobility Multiple energy types New or extended regulation (IT... 2021031313/03/2021 Other Energy use (all energy types, consumption in transport, household use, buildings etc) Government of Delhi Government To ease EV use Delhi Power Minister Satyendar Jain has directed all buildings in the city such as malls, hospitals, hotels and those housing offices that have parking facilities with a capacity of more than 100 vehicles to reserve five per cent of that space for electric vehicles (EVs) and charging points.

https://web.archive.org/web/20210314084759/
https://energy.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/power/reserve-5-pc-parking-space-for-ev-charging-points-delhi-govt-to-buildings-like-malls-hotels/81477902
India National Fossil unconditional Coal India Limited Approves 32 Mining Projects Worth USD 6.4 Billion Resources Coal Uncategorized 6382835166.3181 2021030808/03/2021 Other Exploration or production or processing or storage or transportation Coal India Limited SOE To scale up coal mining 08/03/2021 INR 473 billion 473000000000 Coal India Ltd. approved an investment of about 473 billion rupees ($6.4 billion) on mining projects as the company seeks to boost output to replace imports of the fuel, the Kolkata-based miner said in an emailed statement. The approvals include eight new projects as well as expansion plans for 24 existing mines, Coal India said. The 32 sites will have a combined peak output of 193 million tons a year, the highest capacity approved during a fiscal year, it said. The projects will produce 81 million tons annually from the financial year starting April 2023, by when the miner targets reaching 1 billion tons of annual production. The world’s biggest miner is counting on a revival in demand for the fuel as the Indian economy emerges from a pandemic-induced slump.

https://web.archive.org/web/20210314082439/
https://www.bloomberg.com/tosv2.html?vid=&uuid=b8100950-849e-11eb-9d46-a92cce7992b3&url=L25ld3MvYXJ0aWNsZXMvMjAyMS0wMy0wOC9jb2FsLWluZGlhLWFwcHJvdmVzLTMyLW1pbmluZy1wcm9qZWN0cy13b3J0aC02LTQtYmlsbGlvbj9zcmVmPU96OVEzT1pV
India National Clean conditional India-France Memorandum of Understanding on Renewable Energy Cooperation Power generation Multiple renewable Uncategorized 2021030303/03/2021 Other Several energy stages Government of India Government To increase renewable uptake The objective of the MoU is to establish the basis for promotion of bilateral cooperation in the field of new and renewable energy on the basis of mutual benefit, equality and reciprocity. It covers technologies relating to solar, wind, hydrogen and biomass energy. The MoU entails: exchange and training of scientific and technical personnel; exchange of scientific and technological information and data; organization of workshops and seminars; transfer of equipment, know-how and technology; development of joint research and technological projects. This MoU will help in the development of technological know-how in the field of Renewable Energy and thereby aid the process of attaining the ambitious target of 450 GW of installed Renewable Energy capacity by 2030.

https://web.archive.org/web/20210307113051/
https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1702152
India National Fossil unconditional Indian Oil Corporation to invest USD 4.4 billion to expand refinery capacity Resources Oil and oil products Budget or off-budget transfer ... 4385129208.5554 2021022727/02/2021 Fiscal Exploration or production or processing or storage or transportation Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) SOE To extend core business INR 32,496 crore 324960000000 State-owned Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) will invest Rs 32,946 crore to expand its oil refinery at Panipat in Haryana to 25 million tonnes per annum capacity and set up chemical units. The expansion will be completed by September 2024. Panipat refinery currently has a capacity to turn 15 million tonnes per annum of crude oil into value-added fuels such as petrol, diesel, and Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF).

https://web.archive.org/web/20210301083540/
https://energy.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/oil-and-gas/ioc-to-invest-rs-32496-crore-to-expand-panipat-refinery-capacity/81239051
India National Fossil unconditional Coal India signs a USD 400 million pact for procurement of dumpers Power generation Coal Government procurement (DT) 391336616.96242 2021020404/02/2021 Fiscal Exploration or production or processing or storage or transportation Coal India Limited SOE To increase production capacity 04/02/2021 INR 2900 crore 29000000000 State-owned CIL has entered into a pact worth INR 2,900 crore with a Belarus-based mining equipment manufacturer for the purchase of 96 dumpers of 240 tonne capacity each. In August last year, the CIL board had given its nod for the procurement of these dumpers.

https://web.archive.org/web/20210208111856/
https://energy.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/coal/coal-india-signs-rs-2900-crore-pact-for-procurement-of-dumpers/80680235
India National Clean conditional Indian Union Budget 2021/22: USD 2 billion for augmentation of public transport services in cities Mobility Multiple energy types Budget or off-budget transfer ... 2428985898.3874 2021020101/02/2021 Fiscal Energy use (all energy types, consumption in transport, household use, buildings etc) Government of India Government To increase public transport in urban areas 01/02/2021 INR 18000 crore 180000000000 As part of India's Union Budget 2021/22, the scheme will facilitate the deployment of innovative PPP models to enable private sector players to finance, acquire, operate and maintain over 20,000 buses. The scheme is intended to boost the automobile sector, provide a fillip to economic growth, create employment opportunities for the youth and enhance ease of mobility for urban residents.

https://web.archive.org/web/20210201100747/
https://www.indiabudget.gov.in/doc/Budget_Speech.pdf
India National Clean unconditional Indian Union Budget 2021/22: Capital infusion to Solar Energy Corporation of India and Indian Renewa... Power generation Multiple renewable Budget or off-budget transfer ... 337359152.55381 2021020101/02/2021 Fiscal Several energy stages Government of India Government To help scale up renewable energy in India 01/02/2021 INR 2500 crore 25000000000 As part of India's Union Budget 2021/22, INR 1,000 crores of additional capital will be infused to Solar Energy Corporation of India and INR 1,500 crores to Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency.

https://web.archive.org/web/20210201100747/
https://www.indiabudget.gov.in/doc/Budget_Speech.pdf
India National Fossil unconditional Indian Union Budget 2021/22: 100 more districts to be added to City Gas Distribution Network Multiple sectors Oil and gas New or extended regulation (IT... 2021020101/02/2021 Other Exploration or production or processing or storage or transportation Government of India Government To extend India's gas network 01/02/2021 As part of India's Union Budget 2021/22, 100 more districts will be added to the City Gas Distribution network in the next 3 years.

https://web.archive.org/web/20210201100747/
https://www.indiabudget.gov.in/doc/Budget_Speech.pdf
India National Fossil unconditional Indian Union Budget 2021/22: Ujjwala Scheme to be extended to benefit 10 million more beneficiaries Other sector Oil and oil products Budget or off-budget transfer ... 2021020101/02/2021 Fiscal Exploration or production or processing or storage or transportation Government of India Government To provide relief to Indian citizens 01/02/2021 As part of India's Union Budget 2021/22, Ujjwala Scheme which has benefited 8 crore households will be extended to cover 1 crore more beneficiaries.

https://web.archive.org/web/20210201100747/
https://www.indiabudget.gov.in/doc/Budget_Speech.pdf
India National Clean unconditional Indian Union Budget 2021/22: Raising duty on solar invertors and on solar lanterns Other sector Solar New or extended regulation (IT... 2021020101/02/2021 Other Electricity generation Government of India Government To reduce imports of solar products like inverters and lanterns 01/02/2021 As part of India's Union Budget 2021/22, duty on solar inverters will be raised from 5% to 20%, on solar lanterns from 5% to 15%.

https://web.archive.org/web/20210201100747/
https://www.indiabudget.gov.in/doc/Budget_Speech.pdf
India National Other energy Indian Union Budget 2021/22: revamped reforms-based result-linked power distribution sector scheme t... Power generation Multiple energy types Budget or off-budget transfer ... 41290601174.01 2021020101/02/2021 Fiscal Several energy stages Government of India Government To increase the efficiency of distribution companies 01/02/2021 INR 305984 crores 3059840000000 As part of India's Union Budget 2021/22, a revamped reforms-based result-linked power distribution sector scheme will be launched with an outlay of INR 3,05,984 crores over 5 years. The scheme will provide assistance to DISCOMS for Infrastructure creation including pre-paid smart metering and feeder separation, upgradation of systems, etc., tied to financial improvements.

https://web.archive.org/web/20210201100747/
https://www.indiabudget.gov.in/doc/Budget_Speech.pdf
India National Other energy India signs Strategic Partnership Agreement with International Energy Agency Multiple sectors Multiple energy types Uncategorized 2021012727/01/2021 Other Several energy stages Government of India Government To enhance energy security, stability, and sustainability. 27/01/2021 The Framework for Strategic Partnership between the International Energy Agency (IEA) members and the Government of India was signed on 27th January 2021 to strengthen mutual trust and cooperation & enhance global energy security, stability and sustainability. This partnership will lead to an extensive exchange of knowledge and would be a stepping stone towards India becoming a full member of the IEA. The contents of the Strategic partnership will be jointly decided by the IEA Members and India, including a phased increase in benefits and responsibilities for India as an IEA Strategic partner, and building on existing areas of work within the association and the Clean Energy Transitions Programme (CETP), such as Energy Security, Clean & Sustainable Energy, Energy Efficiency, Enhancing petroleum storage capacity in India, Expansion of gas-based economy in India etc.

https://web.archive.org/web/20210131091226/
https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1692674
India Maharashtra Other energy Maharashtra energy department to spend more than USD 300 million every year for transmission infrast... Multiple sectors Multiple energy types Budget or off-budget transfer ... 337359152.55381 2021011818/01/2021 Fiscal Electricity storage or transmission or distribution Government of Maharashtra Government To scale up electrification in the state 18/01/2021 INR 2500 crore 25000000000 The state energy department has announced it will spend INR 2,500 crore every year for infrastructure development for state-owned MSEDCL. Of this, INR 1500 crore will be spent on providing electricity to agricultural pumps and INR 1,000 crore for strengthening infrastructure in industrial and urban areas. To boost industries, the government is looking at reducing power tariffs for industrial consumers. Energy minister Nitin Raut said funds will be spent on infrastructure development, including installation of substations, distribution transformers and high tension (HT) and low tension (LT) lines.

https://web.archive.org/web/20210125090424/
https://energy.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/power/maharashtra-energy-department-to-spend-rs-2500-crore-a-year-on-msedcl/80321297
India Kerala Other energy State budget: Kerala Budget Proposes Loan for Rooftop Solar, Cuts Tax on EVs and more, worth around ... Multiple sectors Multiple energy types Other hybrid support measures 49929154.577964 2021011818/01/2021 Fiscal Several energy stages Government of Kerala Government To scale up the electrification of the state 18/01/2021 INR 3.7 billion 3700000000 Kerala announced a 50% reduction in motor vehicle tax for electric, fuel cell, and full hybrid battery electric vehicles (EV) for five years in the state’s budget for 2021-2022. A subsidy of ₹25,000 (~$342) to ₹30,000 (~$410) would be provided for the first 10,000 units. He announced that the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) plans to install 236 electric vehicle charging stations in 2021-22. 3,000 of the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation’s diesel engine vehicles would be converted to liquified natural gas (LNG) and compressed natural gas (CNG)-based engines. Kerala Finance Corporation will provide loans to purchase electric cars at an interest rate of 7%. TKIIFB will also provide ₹2.5 billion (~$34.2 million) for installing small-scale rooftop solar projects under the renewable energy service company (RESCO) model. The state also announced incentives to promote the construction of eco-friendly buildings. Solar panels will be installed in all public schools in the state as part of a ₹1.2 billion (~$16.4 million) package for improving their infrastructure and facilities.

https://web.archive.org/web/20210124093013/
https://mercomindia.com/kerala-budget-proposes-loan-rooftop/
India Maharashtra Clean unconditional Maharashtra announces Renewable Energy Policy which includes 13GW solar projects Power generation Multiple renewable New or extended regulation (IT... 2021011212/01/2021 Other Several energy stages Government of Maharashtra Government To increase the uptake of renewable energy sources 12/01/2021 Maharashtra has issued its ‘Unconventional Energy Generation Policy’ to promote non-conventional source-based energy generation. The policy is divided into two parts. In the first part of the policy, the state aims to implement 17,360 MW of transmission system-connected renewable power projects by 2025. This includes 12,930 MW of solar power projects, 2,500 MW of wind energy projects, 1,350 MW of co-generation projects, 380 MW of small hydro projects, and 200 MW of urban solid waste-based projects. Under the second part of the policy, the state plans to implement over INR 780 million ($10.5 million)/annum worth of transmission-free projects. These include 100,000 agricultural solar pumps, 52,000 kV of rooftop solar systems, 2,000 solar water supply stations, the electrification of 10,000 rural homes, microgrid projects for 20 homes, 55,000 square feet of solar water/solar cooking systems, and 800 solar cold-storage projects.

https://web.archive.org/web/20210124091746/
https://mercomindia.com/maharashtra-renewable-policy-solar-projects/
India National Clean conditional Cabinet approves the Investment Proposal of around USD 700 million for 850 MW Ratle Hydro Power Proj... Power generation Hydro Budget or off-budget transfer ... 712764320.89603 2021012020/01/2021 Fiscal Electricity generation Government of India Government To create jobs and contribute to the socio-economic development of Jammu & Kashmir 20/01/2021 INR 5281.94 crore 52819400000 The Union Cabinet has given its approval for the investment of INR 5281.94 crore for 850 MW Ratle Hydro Electric Project located on river Chenab, in Kishtwar district of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. The Government of India is also supporting the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir by providing a grant of INR 776.44 crore for Equity contribution of JKSPDC in the JVC to be set up for construction of the project (850 MW). NHPC is supposed to invest its equity of INR 808.14 crore from its internal resources. The Ratle Hydro Electric Project will be commissioned within a span of 60 months. The power generated from the project will help in providing balancing of the grid and will improve the power supply position.

https://web.archive.org/web/20210124090425/
https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1690419
India National Fossil conditional State-owned Energy Efficiency Services Limited to implement ‘Energy Efficient piped natural ga... Other sector Gas and gas products Uncategorized 2021011717/01/2021 Other Energy use (all energy types, consumption in transport, household use, buildings etc) Government of India Government To increase PNG cook stove usage in India 17/01/2021 State-run Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) has inked a pact with Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) for implementation of Energy Efficient piped natural gas (PNG) Cook Stove (EEPS) programme, across India. The EESL, a joint venture of PSUs under the Ministry of Power, Government of India, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with PCRA, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas for implementation of the EEPS programme on a pan-India basis.

https://web.archive.org/web/20210118113049/
https://energy.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/oil-and-gas/eesl-to-implement-energy-efficient-png-cook-stove-programme-across-india/80309900
India National Fossil conditional Cabinet approves INR 45.73 billion interest subvention to raise ethanol production capacity Mobility Multiple energy types Budget or off-budget transfer ... 617097361.85143 2020123131/12/2020 Fiscal Exploration or production or processing or storage or transportation Government of India Government To increase the share of ethanol in petrol 31/12/2020 INR 4573 crore 45730000000 Bank loans are provided at lower rates to distilleries producing ethanol for doping in petrol, with a view to raising India's ethanol production capacity to suck out surplus sugar as well as cut oil imports.

https://web.archive.org/web/20210104175411/
https://energy.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/oil-and-gas/cabinet-approves-rs-4573-cr-interest-subvention-to-raise-ethanol-production-capacity/80038728
India Subnational Clean unconditional Gujarat announces new solar policy Power generation Solar New or extended regulation (IT... 2020122929/12/2020 Other Several energy stages Government of Gujarat Government To decrease coal dependency 29/12/2020 The policy permits any person or developer or consumer can set up solar projects without any capacity ceiling. Moreover, a group of consumers can set up solar projects for self-consumption as collective ownership project and can consume the generated energy in the ratio of their ownership. In order to encourage small scale solar projects, power Distribution Companies will now purchase power from these small-scale solar projects (up to 4 MW) at 20 paise per unit tariff higher than tariff discovered through competitive bidding while DISCOMs will purchase solar power from projects above 4 MW capacity through a competitive bidding process. units it will Rs. 1.10 per unit. Moreover, no banking charges shall be applicable to Residential Consumers and Government buildings. Cross Subsidy Surcharge (CSS) and Additional Surcharge (AS) will not be applicable in case of self-consumption (captive).

https://web.archive.org/web/20210104172107/
https://energy.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/renewable/gujarat-announces-new-solar-policy/80007776
India National Fossil unconditional India cuts pipeline tariffs to boost gas use in far-flung areas Resources Gas and gas products New or extended regulation (IT... 2020061515/06/2020 Other Exploration or production or processing or storage or transportation Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas Government To boost gas use in far-flung areas 01/02/2021 Prices will be cut for areas far from gas injection points as the nation seeks a cleaner fuel-led industrial development across the country. Differential pipeline tariffs is one of the key reasons for uneven gas use in the country, which aims to raise its share in energy consumption to 15% by 2030.
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https://energy.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/oil-and-gas/indias-new-pipeline-tariffs-to-boost-gas-use-in-far-flung-areas/79457454 (archive.org)
India NationalC Clean unconditional Cabinet approves production-linked incentive scheme: INR 181 billion for Advance Chemistry Cell (ACC... Power generation Non-applicable (non-energy measure) Budget or off-budget transfer ... 2442480264.4896 2020111111/11/2020 Fiscal Non-applicable (non-energy measure) Government of India Government To make Indian manufacturers competitively globally 11/11/2020 INR 18100 crore 181000000000 The PLI scheme is intended to provide great incentives for manufacturers and help the country move towards the objective of 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' (Self-Reliant India). ACC battery manufacturing represents one of the largest economic opportunities of the twenty-first century for several global growth sectors, such as consumer electronics, electric vehicles, and renewable energy. The PLI scheme for ACC battery will incentivize large domestic and international players in establishing a competitive ACC battery set-up in the country.

https://web.archive.org/web/20210105104536/
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India National Clean unconditional Cabinet approves production-linked incentive scheme: INR 45 billion for high efficiency solar PV mod... Power generation Solar Budget or off-budget transfer ... 607246474.20552 2020111111/11/2020 Fiscal Electricity storage or transmission or distribution Government of India Government To make Indian manufacturers competitively globally 11/11/2020 INR 4500 crore 44999999971 The PLI scheme is intended to provide great incentives for manufacturers and help the country move towards the objective of 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' (Self-Reliant India). Among the ten key sectors, high efficiency solar PV modules (Rs 4,500 crore) is included

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India National Other energy Cabinet approves production-linked incentive scheme: INR 570 billion for automobiles and auto compon... Mobility Non-applicable (non-energy measure) Budget or off-budget transfer ... 7696106875.3795 2020111111/11/2020 Fiscal Exploration or production or processing or storage or transportation Government of India Government To make Indian manufacturers competitively globally 11/11/2020 INR 57,032 crore 570320000000 The PLI scheme is intended to provide great incentives for manufacturers and help the country move towards the objective of 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' (Self-Reliant India). Included are ten key sectors. Among the 10 key sectors, automobiles and auto components (Rs 57,042 crore) is included

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India Subnational Other energy Indian State of Uttar Pradesh begins power projects worth Rs 2.16 billion Power generation Multiple energy types Uncategorized 29147830.780649 2020110808/11/2020 Other Electricity storage or transmission or distribution Government of Uttar Pradesh Government To provide cheap and uninterrupted power supply to the people of Uttar Pradesh 08/11/2020 INR 216 crore 2160000000 The new projects are supposed to bring about an improvement in the life of the people; land-related issues linked to new projects will be disposed of in a time-bound manner.
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India National Other energy Power ministry makes it mandatory for all discoms to comply with Energy Conservation Act Power generation Multiple energy types New or extended regulation (IT... 2020110909/11/2020 Other Energy efficiency Ministry of Power Government To decrease energy losses and increase profitability 09/11/2020 All the DISCOMs will now be governed under the provisions of EC Act, such as the appointment of energy manager, energy accounting & auditing, identification of category-wise energy losses and implementation of energy conservation and efficiency measures. Before, discoms with annual energy losses above 1,000 million units were only covered as designated consumers. Now, the number of discosm covered under the EC Act will increase from 44 to 102.
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India Subnational Clean unconditional Chandigarh Administration Provides Incentives to Spur Rooftop Installations Power generation Solar New or extended regulation (IT... 2020101212/10/2020 Fiscal Electricity generation Government of Chandigarh Government To spur rooftop solar 12/10/2020 The Chandigarh administration has targeted the rooftop installation goal of 50 MW by 2022. The incentives announced include a subsidy of 30% and Rs.100,000 cash award to the best performing Residents’ Welfare Associations in Chandigarh.
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India Subnational Clean unconditional Indian State of Maharashtra Approves ‘Unconventional Energy Generation Policy 2020’ to Deploy 17... Power generation Multiple renewable New or extended regulation (IT... 2020121010/12/2020 Other Electricity generation Government of Maharashtra Government To provide solar power connections to 10,000 houses annually and to reduce power outages. Moreover, it is hoped to address power outage issues and pollution in the state due to rapid industrialization and urbanization. 10/12/2020 The policy proposes to deploy 17,385 MW of renewable power in the state by 2025. Of the 17,385 MW, solar projects of 12,930 MW are proposed, wind capacity of 2,500 MW, cogeneration projects (1,350 MW), small hydro (380 MW), solid waste (200 MW), and 25 MW from new technology-based renewables. There is also a proposal to provide 100,000 agricultural pumps every year to farmers for the next five years.
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India National Fossil unconditional PFC and REC to provide INR 85 Billion loan to SJVN’s power project in Bihar Power generation Coal Loan (Hybrid) 1149782065.9875 2020113030/11/2020 Fiscal Electricity generation Power Finance Corporation Ltd., Government of India Public finance institution To guarantee the commissioning on time (2023-24) of the thermal power plant and to strengthen the relationship with SJVN 30/11/2020 INR 8,520.46 Crore 85204600000 PFC along with REC Ltd executed a Memorandum of Understanding with SJVN Thermal (P) Ltd (STPL) for extending a term loan of Rs 8,520.46 crore for the 2x660 MW Buxar Thermal Power Project.The Buxar thermal power project is expected to be commissioned in 2023-24. It is expected to generate approximately 9,828 Million Units of energy to meet the future power requirement of Bihar and other states.
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India National Clean conditional MoU signed for setting up 5,000 compressed bio-gas plants Mobility Biofuels and waste Other hybrid support measures 26988732204.305 2020112020/11/2020 Other Energy use (all energy types, consumption in transport, household use, buildings etc) Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas Government To boost availability of affordable and clean transport fuels 20/11/2020 INR 2 lakh crore 2000000000000 As part of the Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation (SATAT) initiative, 5000 CBG plants are envisaged by 2023-24 with a production target of 15 MMT. It is expected that SATAT may contribute towards doubling farmer’s income, generate employment for the youth and ensure clean energy for sustainable development. MoUs were signed with energy companies viz. JBM Group, Adani Gas, Torrent Gas and Petronet LNG for setting up of Compressed Bio-Gas (CBG) plants, and with technology providers in CBG sectors IndianOil, Praj Industries, CEID Consultants & Bharat Biogas Energy for facilitating availability of technology for the projects. RBI has also included CBG in the priority sector lending framework.
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India National Fossil conditional India aims to reduce diesel use with LNG retail push Mobility Gas and gas products Uncategorized 2020111818/11/2020 Other Energy use (all energy types, consumption in transport, household use, buildings etc) Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas Government To reduce emissions and substitute crude oil 18/11/2020 Prime Minister Narendra intends to transform India into a gas-based economy. LNG as a transport fuel has been identified as a priority area in this regard. It holds manifold benefits in terms of reducing vehicular pollution, savings on import bills, besides further wide ranging benefits for fleet operators, vehicle manufacturers and other entities in the gas sector.

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India Subnational Fossil unconditional Tax waivers for bus operators in Punjab Mobility Multiple fossil Tax or royalty or govt fee bre... 13494366.102152 2020110909/11/2020 Fiscal Energy use (all energy types, consumption in transport, household use, buildings etc) Government of Punjab Government As a relief to the COVID-caused crisis 09/11/2020 INR 100 crore 1000000000 Till December 31, all stage carriage, mini and school buses are exempt from Motor Vehicle Tax. Additionally, payment of arrears of taxes will be deferred to March 31, 2021, without interest and penalty.

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India Subnational Clean conditional Gujarat’s electric vehicle policy Mobility Multiple energy types New or extended regulation (IT... 2020091818/09/2020 Fiscal Energy use (all energy types, consumption in transport, household use, buildings etc) Government of Gujarat Government To mitigate climate change and deepen the cooperation with state institutions. 18/09/2020 High school and college students who buy electric two-wheelers will get a government subsidy of Rs 12,000, while rickshaw drivers and self-employed persons who purchase electric three-wheelers will get a subsidy of Rs 48,000 per vehicle. Aimed for are 10,000 electric two-wheelers and 5,000 electric three-wheelers in this fiscal year alone.

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India Subnational Clean conditional Telangana’s Electric Vehicle and Energy Storage policy Mobility Multiple energy types New or extended regulation (IT... 2020103030/10/2020 Fiscal Energy use (all energy types, consumption in transport, household use, buildings etc) Government of Telangana Government To make Telangana a major base for EV and energy storage system sectors 30/10/2020 Until 2030, the first two lakhs of two-wheeler EVs are exempt to 100 per cent from road tax and registration fee, if there were purchases and registered in the state.

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India National Clean unconditional MNRE Extends BIS Certification Exemption for Smaller Solar Module Manufacturers With a Condition Power generation Solar New or extended regulation (IT... 2020102727/10/2020 Other Exploration or production or processing or storage or transportation Ministry for New and Renewable Energy Government To protect India's solar manufacturer who have to cope with COVID-worsened production 27/10/2020 MNRE extended the exemption for the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) certification for solar module manufacturers with a production capacity of less than 50 MW. This affects around 80 Indian solar panel manufacturers. This will lasts for as long as the certification (to be obtained before April 2018) by the International Electrotechnical Commission is valid for their products.

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India National Fossil conditional Coal India initiates five projects to produce methanol from coal (coal-to-liquid-technologies) Multiple sectors Coal Uncategorized 5802577423.9255 2020101010/10/2020 Other Energy use (all energy types, consumption in transport, household use, buildings etc) Coal India Limited SOE To find a cleaner use for coal 10/10/2020 INR 43,000 crore 430000000000 In its latest initiative to find clearner use for coal, state-owned enterprise Coal India and its subsidiaries are in the process of setting up five projects to make methanol, or methyl alcohol, from coal using what is commonly known as CTL (coal-to-liquid) technology. Each of the projects is estimated to cist approximately Rs 6,000 crore. While CTL is the latest technology being deployed, the bid to find cleaner use for coal was launched with a Rs 13,000-crore coal-to-gas, or coal gasification, project in Angul district of Odisha. The gas produced from coal will be used for making urea at the Talcher fetiliser plant in the district.

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India National Fossil unconditional SECL plans 8 projects for improving coal evacuation Resources Coal Uncategorized 418325349.15323 2020101919/10/2020 Fiscal Exploration or production or processing or storage or transportation South Eastern Coalfields Limited SOE To reduce the cost of landed price of coal at generators end and retain the foreign exchange. 19/10/2020 INR 3,100 crore 30999999999 Coal India-arm SECL is executing eight 'first mile connectivity' projects with an estimated capital outlay of Rs 3,100 crore to evacuate dry fuel, especially incremental production under the proposed plan to scale up the maharatna firm's output to 1 billion tonnes. The move will also help power plants at farther locations in northern and western regions to avail recently notified rail concessions for distance beyond 1400 km.

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India National Fossil unconditional IGL supports shift from diesel gensets with natural gas in Delhi and neighboring cities Power generation Gas and gas products Uncategorized 2020102424/10/2020 Other Reduced environmental damage Indraprastha Gas Limited SOE To reduce emissions and prevent air pollution. Also, ensuring continuous supply of power. 24/10/2020 Diesel-run genset users in residential complexes, commercial establishments and industrial units based in Delhi, Noida, Greater Noida, Ghaziabad and parts of Gurugram will be offered an appropriate solution to convert their electricity generating units to natural gas by IGL

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India Subnational Clean unconditional Delhi Expands Applicability of Virtual Net Metering for Renewable Consumers Other sector Non-applicable (non-energy measure) New or extended regulation (IT... 2020102121/10/2020 Other Non-applicable (non-energy measure) Government of Delhi Other To propagate use of solar rooftop panels. 21/10/2020 Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has amended its regulations on group net metering and virtual net metering for renewable energy. The amendment says that virtual net metering will be applicable for consumers under the domestic category as well as consumers such as hospitals, colleges, schools, other institutions run or managed by charitable institutions, non-profit organizations, trusts that do not fall under the category of domestic consumers, and renewable energy generators registered under Delhi’s solar program.

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India National Fossil unconditional Gas put under standard bidding route for transparent price discovery Resources Gas and gas products New or extended regulation (IT... 2020101616/10/2020 Other Exploration or production or processing or storage or transportation Government of India Government To help scale up local production from fields of ONGC, OIL, Reliance and Vedanta and help create a uniform gas market. 16/10/2020 In a big reform initiative, the government decided to put domestically produced gas under a standard price discovery mechanism to help scale up local production from fields of ONGC, OIL, Reliance and Vedanta and help create a uniform gas market. Accordingly, the Union Cabinet approved a standard e-bidding procedure for market-based price discovery of gas across various contractual regimes.

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India International Clean unconditional India offers a line of credit to Sri Lanka for 3 solar projects Power generation Solar Loan (Hybrid) 100028338.16881 2020092626/09/2020 Monetary Electricity generation Government of India Government To cement India's commitment towards a strong and multi-faceted bilateral partnership with Sri Lanka, including in the power sector 100 Million USD 7412600000 The line of credit will cover financing for rooftop solar systems meant for 20,000 households and 1,000 government buildings all across the island. The combined generation capacity of these rooftop systems will be about 60 MW

https://energy.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/renewable/india-offers-100-million-line-of-credit-to-lanka-for-solar-projects/78327563
India National Clean conditional India-Denmark Green Strategic Partnership Multiple sectors Multiple energy types Uncategorized 2020092929/09/2020 Other Non-applicable (non-energy measure) Government of India Government To advance political cooperation, expand economic relations and green growth, create jobs and strengthen cooperation on addressing global challenges and opportunities 29/09/2020 Under the India-Denmark 'Green Strategic Partnership', a joint statement said, the "ambitious goals and actions will be identified within the areas and outlined in an Action Plan that will be worked out and endorsed as soon as possible".

https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/india-denmark-bilateral-meet-marks-establishment-green-strategic-partnership-coronavirus-trade-extradition-1726411-2020-09-29
India National Clean conditional Ministry of Road Transport has allowed the use of H-CNG in CNG engines Multiple sectors Gas and gas products New or extended regulation (IT... 2020092828/09/2020 Other Reduced environmental damage Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Government To adopt alternative clean fuel for transportation 28/09/2020 In a major step toward adopting alternative clean fuel for transportation, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has allowed use of H-CNG (18% mix of hydrogen) in CNG engines.

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India National Clean unconditional NTPC to stop acquiring land for green-field coal based power projects Power generation Multiple energy types Uncategorized 2020092727/09/2020 Other Reduced environmental damage NTPC limited SOE To reduce its carbon footprint NTPC is looking to reduce its carbon footprint through an aggressive push for renewable energy.

https://energy.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/power/ntpc-stops-land-acquisition-for-greenfield-coal-based-power-projects/78343346
India National Clean conditional E-buses and charging stations sanctioned under FAME scheme Mobility Multiple energy types Government procurement (DT) 2020092525/09/2020 Fiscal Reduced environmental damage Department of Heavy Industries, Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Government To promote the use of environmentally friendly transport For e-buses, Maharashtra has got 240, Gujarat has got 250, Goa has got 100 and Chandigarh has got 8025 charging stations have been sanctioned in Kollam, 27 in Thiruvananthapuram and 28 in Malappuram (all in Kerala). Besides, 10 charging stations have been sanctioned in Port Blair and 25 in Tiruchirappalli in Tamil Nadu.

https://energy.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/power/govt-sanctions-670-electric-buses-241-charging-stations-under-fame-scheme/78312963
India National Fossil unconditional Coal India Limited invests in heavy earth moving equipment Resources Coal Uncategorized 796167600.02699 2020092323/09/2020 Other Exploration or production or processing or storage or transportation Coal India Limited SOE To bolster coal production and improve age profile of equipment 59000000000 59000000000 Early this year, the company had said it was looking at spending around Rs 7,000 crore on heavy equipment to bolster production. The miner is also planning a capex of Rs 10,000 crore during the current fiscal.

https://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/cil-finalises-rs-5-900-cr-heavy-machinery-contracts-to-bolster-production-120092300988_1.html
India Subnational Other energy Tamil Nadu Electronics Hardware Manufacturing Policy 2020 Multiple sectors Multiple renewable Regulatory rollback or non-gov... 2020090707/09/2020 Other Non-applicable (non-energy measure) State Government of Tamil Nadu Government To increase the state’s electronic output to $100 billion (~₹7.3 trillion) by 2025. 07/09/2020 The target sectors for the policy includes solar photovoltaic cells and LED products among others. The government will formulate a unique package of incentives for the Electronics System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) units in the micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME) sector. This will include capital subsidy, interest subvention, low tension power tariff subsidy, generator subsidy, assistance for obtaining intellectual property, and assistance in obtaining certifications.

https://mercomindia.com/tamil-nadu-new-electronics-hardware-manufacturing-policy/
India Subnational Other energy Uttarakhand State Fuel Policy Resources Multiple fossil New or extended regulation (IT... 2020062626/06/2020 Other Reduced environmental damage Uttarakhand Environment Protection and Pollution Control Board Government To reduce air pollution in the hill state over the next few years 01/03/2024 The policy focuses on which fuel will be allowed as far as industries are concerned. Petroleum coke and furnace oil are likely to be banned in the state by March 2024. Though initially, the plan was to roll out the ban of these pollutants over the next two years, the industry associations demanded relief for an additional two years because of the economic downturn induced by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. SFP allows the use of coal, wood, pine needle, and agricultural waste.

https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/ueppcb-approves-state-fuel-policy-petcoke-to-be-banned-as-fuel-in-state-by-march-2024/story-JdWXVPlRVgAURolTFEBacK.html
India National Clean unconditional Revised Private Sector Lending guidelines prioritises renewables Resources Multiple renewable Loan (Hybrid) 2020090404/09/2020 Monetary Electricity generation Reserve Bank of India Central bank To align with emerging national priorities and bring sharper focus on inclusive development 04/09/2020 Loans to farmers for installation of solar power plants for solarisation of grid connected agriculture pumps and loans for setting up Compressed Bio Gas (CBG) plants have been included as fresh categories eligible for finance under priority sector. Also, loan limits for renewable energy have been increased (doubled).

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India National Fossil unconditional South Eastern Coalfields Limited invests in mining technology to ramp up production Resources Coal Uncategorized 196612914.10836 2020082626/08/2020 Other Exploration or production or processing or storage or transportation South Eastern Coalfields Limited SOE To ramp up production of coal 26/08/2020 14570000000 14570000000 196612914.10836 A large number of heavy mining machinery has been procured to deploy in its key mines like Gevra, Kushmunda and Dipka to augment output

https://www.coalnet.in/secl-pumps-in-%E2%82%B91457-crores-in-mining-machinery-technology-to-ramp-up-production/
India National Clean conditional Extension of safeguard duty on imports of solar cells and modules from China, Thailand and Vietnam Multiple sectors Multiple renewable Tax or royalty or govt fee bre... 2020073030/07/2020 Fiscal Electricity generation Ministry of Finance Government To incentiviste solar project developers to opt for domestically manufactured cells and modules 30/07/2020 30/07/2021 Extension of safeguard duty of 14.90% imposed from July 30, 2020, to January 29, 2021, and 14.50% from January 30, 2021, to July 29, 2021, for all solar cells and modules imported from the China PR, Thailand, and Vietnam. In July 2018, a safeguard duty was imposed on solar cell and module imports from China and Malaysia, to protect domestic cell and module manufacturers. The duty was set at 25% for the first year, followed by a phased down approach for the second year, with the rate reduced by 5% every six months until it ends in July 2020.

https://mercomindia.com/india-extends-safeguard-duty-solar-imports/ Accessed 11 August 2020
India National Clean unconditional ISTS charges for RE waived until 2023 Power generation Multiple renewable Regulatory rollback or non-gov... 2020080606/08/2020 Fiscal Electricity storage or transmission or distribution Ministry of Power Government To account for COVID-19 disruptions and to incentivise RE developers 06/08/2020 30/06/2023 Extension on waiver of interstate transmission charges granted for power generated from solar and wind power projects until June 30, 2023. This Order had superseded the earlier orders issued in 2016 and 2017. Further, the MoP in its order dated November 2019, had extended the waiver date from date March 31, 2022, to December 31, 2022. No ISTS charges would be levied for 25 years from the date of commissioning of the power plants for the supply and sale to entities having renewable purchase obligations (RPO)

https://energy.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/renewable/govt-grants-ists-waiver-extension-for-solar-wind-projects-until-june-2023/77390466 Accessed 11 August 2020
India Subnational Clean unconditional Delhi Electric Vehicles Policy Mobility Multiple energy types New or extended regulation (IT... 2020080707/08/2020 Fiscal Energy use (all energy types, consumption in transport, household use, buildings etc) Government of Delhi Government To boost Delhi’s economy and reduce pollution levels 07/08/2020 Delhi EV policy aims to ensure 25% of all new vehicle registrations in 2024, are battery EVs. Delhi government will give incentive of up to ₹30,000 for two-wheelers, autos, e-rickshaws and freight vehicles while for cars, it will provide an incentive of up to ₹150000

https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/kejriwal-announces-notification-of-delhi-electric-vehicle-policy/article32293392.ece
India National Clean conditional Solar and Thermal to be bundled to provide 24×7 electricity to distribution companies Power generation Multiple energy types New or extended regulation (IT... 2020072828/07/2020 Other Electricity generation Ministry of Power Government 24x7 provision of power from solar power producers at cost competitive rates by allowing bundling with thermal power 28/07/2020 Power generators have to ensure at least 85% availability both annually and during peak hours. Bidders will have to supply at least 51% of the power from renewable sources, which may include supply using storage. Guideline is aimed at helping scale up renewable energy without hurting the grid with intermittent supply.

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/energy/power/round-the-clock-power-supply-discoms-can-now-bundle-thermal-solar-power-for-24x7-distribution/articleshow/77210961.cms?from=mdr 3 August 2020
India National Clean unconditional “Green Railway” by 2030 (Net Zero Carbon Emission) Mobility Multiple energy types New or extended regulation (IT... 2020071313/07/2020 Other Several energy stages Ministry of Railways Government Mitigation of global warming, climate change and improving energy efficiency 13/07/2020 Ministry of Railways, with a goal of transforming Indian Railways into Green Railways by 2030 has taken a number of major initiatives towards mitigation of global warming and combating climate change. Railway Electrification, improving energy efficiency of locomotives & trains and fixed installations, green certification for installations/stations, fitting bio toilets in coaches and switching to renewable sources of energy are parts of its strategy of achieving net zero carbon emission.

https://www.pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1638269 2 August 2020
India National Fossil unconditional Special Spot e-auction Scheme 2020 for Import Substitution for Coal Importers Resources Coal New or extended regulation (IT... 2020071717/07/2020 Other Electricity generation Coal India Limited SOE To help reduce dependence on imported coal 17/07/2020 Coal India Limited has introduced a new category of spot e-auction for importers only, aimed at replacing 150 million tonnes of coal sourced from abroad with domestic supply. The coal procured under the “special spot e-auction scheme 2020 for import substitution” will be used within the country.

https://www.coalindia.in/DesktopModules/DocumentList/documents/SSEA-IMS%20Scheme%20with%20schedules.pdf Accessed 27 July 2020
https://www.coalindia.in/ourbusiness/specialspote-auctionscheme2020forimportsubstitution.aspx Accessed 27 July 2020
India National Fossil unconditional Faster monetisation of oil and gas discoveries Resources Oil and gas Uncategorized 2020062525/06/2020 Other Exploration or production or processing or storage or transportation Directorate General of Hydrocarbons Government Primary: Energy security 25/06/2020 A contractor is now permitted to develop and monetise such early stage discovery/discoveries before completion of appraisal, declaration of commerciality (DoC) and submission of development plan/ Field Development Plan etc. in blocks under exploration period

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/energy/oil-gas/government-permits-faster-monetisation-of-oil-and-gas-discoveries/articleshow/76649079.cms?from=mdr Accessed 20 July 2020
India Subnational Clean unconditional Andhra Pradesh Renewable Energy Export Policy, 2020 Resources Multiple renewable New or extended regulation (IT... 2020071717/07/2020 Other Several energy stages Government of Andhra Pradesh Government To facilitate 120 GW renewable energy projects: 1. To facilitate lease of 5 lakh (5,00,000) acres of potential land in the state of Andhra Pradesh to renewable energy export project developers. 2. To attract private investments to the State and improve local economy. 3. To promote setting up of renewable energy equipment manufacturing facilities in the State. 4. To generate additional revenue to the State Government. 17/07/2020 17/07/2025 The policy is expected to facilitate the lease of five lakh (5,00,000) acres of potential land in the state to renewable energy export project developers, to promote setting up of renewable energy equipment manufacturing facilities, and to generate additional revenue to the exchequer.

https://energy.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/renewable/andhra-pradesh-govt-announces-renewable-energy-export-policy/77028959 Accessed 18 July 2020
India National Fossil unconditional Domestic natural gas price reduction to its lowest level under the domestic gas pricing regime. Resources Gas and gas products New or extended regulation (IT... 2020033131/03/2020 Other Energy use (all energy types, consumption in transport, household use, buildings etc) Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Ministry of Finance Government 01/04/2020 INR India has reduced the domestic natural gas price to $2.39 per million British thermal units (mmBtu). Also, the ceiling price for gas from difficult fields such as deep water, ultra deep water and high pressure-high temperature areas was reduced to $5.61 per mmBtu from the earlier price of $8.43 per mmBtu. The sharpest price decline till date will help reduce the cost of urea manufacturing, power generation and benefit compressed natural gas (CNG) and piped natural gas (PNG) consumers in the backdrop of global energy prices in a tailspin.

https://www.livemint.com/industry/energy/amid-coronavirus-outbreak-india-reduces-natural-gas-price-to-record-low-11585673501734.html Accessed 8 July 2020
India National Fossil unconditional Securing oil for Strategic Reserve Resources Oil and oil products Government procurement (DT) 364347884.75811 2020041313/04/2020 Other Exploration or production or processing or storage or transportation Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Ministry of Finance Government 13/04/2020 INR 27000000000 27000000000 364347884.75811 India is capitalizing on low global oil prices to fill its underground strategic oil reserves of 5.33 million tonne - enough to meet its oil needs for 9.5 days. This led to a forex saving of Rs 5,000 crore.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-08/india-to-buy-up-middle-eastern-oil-for-its-strategic-reserves Accessed 8 July 2020
India National Fossil unconditional Replacement of imported coal supply with domestic coal Resources Coal New or extended regulation (IT... 2020051414/05/2020 Other Exploration or production or processing or storage or transportation Ministry of Coal Government 14/05/2020 INR Coal India Ltd (CIL), which accounts for over 80 per cent of the domestic fuel output, has been mandated by the government to replace at least 100 MT of imports with domestically-produced coal in the ongoing fiscal.

https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1617419/ Accessed 8 July 2020

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India Subnational Clean unconditional 9-hour free solar power for farmers Power generation Solar New or extended regulation (IT... 1200998583.0916 2020061515/06/2020 Other Energy use (all energy types, consumption in transport, household use, buildings etc) Government of Andhra Pradesh Government 15/06/2020 INR 89000000000 The Government of Andhra Pradesh had promised 9 hours of free power during the daytime to farmers, this has been approved, allocating solar power to fulfill this supply requirement. The cabinet had previously approved solar power projects amounting to 10,000 MW capacity for this purpose.

https://energy.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/renewable/go-issued-promising-9-hr-power-to-farmers-solar-energy-to-be-tapped/76397415 Accessed 15 June 2020
India National Fossil unconditional Coal washing requirement for supply to TPPs removed Resources Coal Regulatory rollback or non-gov... 2020052121/05/2020 Other Exploration or production or processing or storage or transportation Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Government 21/05/2020 INR MoEFCC amended the Environment Protection Act to drop mandatory washing coal for supply to thermal power plants. The ministry is of the view that the requirement of maintaining an average ash content of 34% prompts industries to import, resulting in an outflow of foreign exchange. The ministry has instead directed thermal power plants to install the technology for handling ash content.

http://egazette.nic.in/WriteReadData/2020/219495.pdf Accessed 28 May 2020
India National Other energy Increased borrowing limited for states pegged to power sector reforms (Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan) Power generation Non-applicable (non-energy measure) Loan (Hybrid) 7219485864.6515 2020051717/05/2020 Fiscal Electricity storage or transmission or distribution Ministry of Finance in co-ordination with the Ministry of Power Government To help states tackle financial burden of dealing with C-19 issues 17/05/2020 0.25% of each state's GDP = 1/8*INR 4.28 lakh crore 535000000000 Centre has permitted States to exceed their borrowing capacities upto additional net borrowing space of a cumulative 2% of gross state domestic product, or Rs 4.28 lakh crore in FY21, upon satisfying measurable targets in 4 sectors, of which one is power (total of 0.25% GDP state borrowing). 0.1% of GDP borrowing space is linked to reducing AT&C losses of discoms and also reducing the gap between average cost of supply and average revenue realisation (ACS-ARR gap). 0.15% is linked to implementation of Direct Benefit Transfer scheme atleast in one district by December 2020.

https://www.pib.nic.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1624722 Accessed 20 May 2020

https://www.financialexpress.com/economy/hike-in-borrowing-limit-centre-issues-fresh-advisory-to-states-clarifies-on-riders/1964313/ Accessed 20 May 2020
India National Fossil unconditional Coal India Limited Investment Decision in Coal Transportation Infrastructure Resources Coal Budget or off-budget transfer ... 6747183051.0762 2020051616/05/2020 Fiscal Exploration or production or processing or storage or transportation Ministry of Coal Government Primary: To improve efficiency of the coal production system 18/05/2020 INR 500000000000 The allocation is to develop India's coal transportation infrastructure and is a part of the broader plan to support higher domestic production of coal and curtail imports.

https://static.pib.gov.in/WriteReadData/userfiles/AatmaNirbhar%20Bharat%20Full%20Presentation%20Part%204%2016-5-2020.pdf Accessed 18 May 2020

https://www.argusmedia.com/en/news/2106096-india-plans-coal-transportation-infrastructure-boost?backToResults=true&selectedMarket=Coal Accessed 18 May 2020
India National Fossil unconditional Rebates on Coal Extraction Resources Coal Tax or royalty or govt fee bre... 2020051616/05/2020 Fiscal Exploration or production or processing or storage or transportation Ministry of Coal / Ministry of Finance Government 18/05/2020 Stimulus package offers 50% rebate on revenue payable to the government for coal extraction projects that begin early production or exceed a scheduled target and a 20% reduction for coal gasification projects.

https://coal.nic.in/sites/upload_files/coal/files/curentnotices/PIB-Coal-20052020.pdf Accessed 18 May 2020

https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetailm.aspx?PRID=1624536 Accessed 18 May 2020
India National Other energy Liquidity boost for power distribution companies (Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan, Tranche 1) Power generation Multiple energy types Budget or off-budget transfer ... 12144929491.937 2020051313/05/2020 Fiscal Electricity generation Ministry of Finance Government 13/05/2020 INR 900000000000 200000000000 2698873220.4305 Distribution companies (DISCOMs) are facing cash-flow problems owing to the delayed payment measures offered to consumers and the overall fall in demand. DISCOMs have also not been able to offtake the cheapest sources of power owing to the Government's directive regarding prioritising certain sources of power, including renewables. This has led to a major strain on DISCOM finances.

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India National Fossil unconditional Free LPG cylinders under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana to 80000000 beneficiaries of Pradhan Man... Multiple sectors Oil and oil products Underpricing of govt-owned goo... 1754267593.2798 2020032626/03/2020 Fiscal Energy use (all energy types, consumption in transport, household use, buildings etc) Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas Government To help consumers cope with the economic impacts of Covid-19 01/04/2020 30/09/2020 130000000000 97098600000 1310284056.4065 To provide a clean cooking solution, the government launched the PMUY which gave free LPG connections. So far over 80 million households have been connected via this programme. Due to the national lockdown to prevent the spread of C-19, many rural communities are facing economic hardships. To ease their burden, the government has announced 3 LPG cylinders for free between April-June, 2020 under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana. Each of these cylinders has 14.2 kg of LPG. The scheme was extended to September 2020 to ensure that the beneficiaries are able to avail the free cylinders.

https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1618345

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India National Fossil unconditional Commercial Mining of Coal Resources Coal New or extended regulation (IT... 2020031212/03/2020 Other Exploration or production or processing or storage or transportation Ministry of Coal Government 12/03/2020 The amendment opens up the coal mining sector to commercial mining by removing the coal end-use restriction (for captive consumption) on private parties. The aim of this amendment is to make cheaper and larger quantities of domestic coal available. It also removes some eligibility restrictions such as prior experience in the sector requirements. UPDATE: 41 coal blocks were listed for commercial auction on June 18th.

https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1606090 Accessed on 9 July 2020

https://energy.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/coal/unleashing-coal-41-mines-on-offer-for-commercial-extraction/76442521 Accessed on 9 July 2020
India National Fossil conditional Excise duty hiked on retail sale of gasoline and diesel Resources Oil and oil products Increased fossil fuel taxation 2020031414/03/2020 Fiscal Several energy stages Ministry of Finance Government Primary: To raise state finances to help with the tight fiscal situation 14/03/2020 This policy allows the government to increase excise duty on petrol and diesel by Rs 2 per litre (petrol) and Rs 4 per litre (diesel) to meet unexpected expenses during Covid-19. This was subsequently increased on May 6 by Rs 10 per litre for petrol and Rs 13 per litre for diesel

https://energy.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/oil-and-gas/excise-duty-hike-on-petrol-diesel-govt-to-garner-rs-39000-crore/74633623 Accessed 6 April 2020