Since the beginning of the COVID19 pandemic in early 2020, Japan has committed at least USD 46.19 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:
- Some public money committed for unconditional fossil fuels (1 policy with the value of public money unquantified)
- No public money commitments identified for conditional fossil fuels
- At least USD 46.19 million for unconditional clean energy through 1 policy (1 quantified)
- No public money commitments identified for conditional clean energy
- No public money commitments identified for other energy
Supporting fossil fuel energy
Supporting clean energy
By energy type, some public money committed for oil and gas (1 policy with the value of public money unquantified).
In addition, no public money commitments identified for coal.
Further, no public money commitments identified for hydrogen based on fossil fuels.
Finally, no public money commitments identified for multiple fossil fuels.
A considerably larger amount of public money committed to supporting the economy and people of Japan 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
|Read more||Jurisdiction||Category||Policy name||Policy type||Sector||Energy type||Stage||Mechanism||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 committed, USD||Value disbursed, national currency||Date of announcement||Value disbursed, USD||Policy background||Links to official sources||Links to additional sources|
|National||fossil unconditional||Extension of temporary relief of automobile tax and light vehicle tax environmental performance fee||Fiscal||Mobility||Oil and oil products||Energy use (all energy types, consumption in transport, household use, buildings etc)||Tax or royalty or govt fee break (GRF)||Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications||Government||to reduce the negative impacts of the COVID-19-related restrictions on the economy||JPY||Unquantified||0||Unquantified||20/04/2020||Unquantified||The applicable rates of the differentiated automobile tax/light vehicle environmental performance fee were reduced by one per centage point. Since the tax is levied locally, the national government committed to compensate local budgets for the losses.||
|National||clean unconditional||Support for on-site solar power generation||Fiscal||Power generation||Solar||Electricity generation||Budget or off-budget transfer (DT)||Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications||Government||Support clean, disaster-proof energy||JPY||5.00 billion||46191511||Unquantified||08/06/2020||Unquantified||Support the installation of self-consumption, on-site solar power generation facilities through PPA. Also includes support for supply chain reform and domestic investment in production bases.||