Review and Addition of Egypt’s New & Amended Energy Policies to the Energy Policy Tracker

  • The Energy Policy Tracker is a tool that responds to the demand for tracking public bailouts of carbon-intensive and other polluting assets and emerging green policies in response to the COVID-19 crisis.  By holding governments accountable on how their COVID-19 response policies are inconsistent with the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Tracker seeks to drive sustainable policy change.
  • Environics was commissioned by the Center on Global Energy Policy (SIPA), Columbia University, to add and manage Egypt, as a country, to the Energy Policy Tracker database and Website, developed by organizations and contributing partners from different countries including: Germany, Argentina, Brazil, France, Mexico, Italy, Australia, Turkey, Russia, Finland, Spain, Poland, Ukraine, South Africa, Norway and New Zealand.
  • The database/spreadsheet aimed at collecting, in a structured way, maximum information available from official documents and other publicly available sources about energy policies introduced or amended by governments in response to the COVID 2019 crisis, while the website aimed at providing NGOs, media, governments and other stakeholders with a searchable and nuanced database of government policies committing public money to fossil, clear or other energy in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Based on the data gathered through the internet search and review of the publicly available sources, that included but was not limited to: The Egyptian Legislative System (El Wakaea El Masreya), Official Presentations (Ministry of Electricity & Renewable Energy and Ministry of Petroleum), Reports and Studies including: the Waste to Energy Project in Abu Rawash, Egypt: Biomass & Biogas, Green Hydrogen/Green Ammonia, etc., Environics added the relevant new and amended energy policies in Egypt, from 01 January 2020 until 31 May 2022, to the shared energy policy tracker spreadsheet based on the detailed methodology provided.  All policies were referenced with links to underlying official documents.  Media articles, especially from newswires and articles quoting government officials were used to back up government sources (i.e. Al Ahram Online, Egypt Today, Reuters, EGYPTERA, NREA, Afrik21, ENI, MAN Energy Solutions and so on).

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