Release 2020 Energy technology RD&D budgets and Projections

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Release of 2020 Energy technology RD&D budgets and Projections: Energy policies of IEA countries databases
The IEA is delighted to inform all data users of the release of 2020 Energy technology RD&D budgets and the Projections: Energy policies of IEA countries databases.
Energy Technology RD&D budgets database

The Energy Technology RD&D budget free database, with data up on public budgets to 2019, is a unique data collection obtained from national administrations.

In 2019, the estimated total public energy research, development and demonstration (RD&D) budget for IEA member countries increased by 6% reaching USD 21.5 billion. This was the third consecutive year of increase after four years of decrease.

IEA member countries total public energy RD&D budget*
* PPP = purchasing power parity. USD 23.9 billion in 2009 is an outlier related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (stimulus) spending, which was allocated to the 2009 budget year. Data from 2018 onwards include for spending of the Ministry of Environment (MoE) of Japan (0.4 USD billion of low-carbon technologies in 2018), which is not covered for previous years. This has effects on the apparent 2017-2018 growth.
Public spending in low?carbon energy technologies RD&D significantly increased to reach USD 20.4 billion representing the 95% of total budgets. Spending for non?low?carbon energy technologies, instead, stabilised to the 2017 levels just above USD 1 billion.


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Projections: Energy policies of IEA countries database

The Projections: Energy policies of IEA countries database contains simplified balances and projections, where available, for an expanded set of 31 IEA members, Accession countries and the European Union.  Data are collected from national administrations and support the series on Energy Policies of IEA Countries.

Balances and projection data are generally provided for 1960, 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000, 2010, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2030, 2040 and 2050. Please see the full product description for definitions of products and flows, explanatory notes on the individual country data, and forecast availability.

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