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COVID-19 impact on Energy
The COVID-19 outbreak has now spread around the world, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. The pandemic has already changed how we work and how we live our lives. Many of these changes will have long-term implications. Companies in every sector, including Energy, will need to adopt new technologies and new ways of working as they adapt to these new realities.
Government funding for clean energy in response to the Covid-19 crisis has increased by 50% since October 2021 to $710bn globally, although there are big regional discrepancies, according to the latest edition of the International...
Energy Monitor’s COVID-19 deal tracker monitors deals that took place across the Energy sector during the pandemic.
Deals trends in the Energy sector: Q1 2020 – Q4 2021
3,497 Asset Transaction
Total Value US$m: 553,830.8
YOY Change: -15.9%
2,804 Debt Offering
Total Value US$m: 1,217,060.9
YOY Change: -21.9%
Total Value US$m: 395,007.2
YOY Change: -5.3%
1,459 Equity Offering
Total Value US$m: 340,994.3
YOY Change: -11.7%
Total Value US$m: 43,991.7
YOY Change: -
1,346 Venture Financing
Total Value US$m: 36,738.1
YOY Change: 122.3%
655 Private Equity
Total Value US$m: 211,670.7
YOY Change: 42.9%
Total Value US$m: 36,467.2
YOY Change: -40.9%
Innovation in the Energy sector during COVID-19
To best track innovation in response to COVID-19’s impact on the Energy sector, Energy Monitor tracks patent filings and grants, as well as the companies that hold most patents throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Number of patents in the Energy sector: Q1 2018 – Q2 2021
The COVID-19 patents tracker in the Energy sector monitors the patent filings and grants pre- and post-outbreak.
Note: Application counts are based on publications. Patent applications which are
not published yet are not considered for analysis. Publication may take up to 18
months from the application of patents.
Top Patent Applicants in the Energy sector: Pre-COVID-19 (Filing Year 2018 – 2019)
Energy Monitor patent ownership data monitors the patent applicants in the sector before the COVID-19 outbreak.
Top Patent Applicants in the Energy sector: Post-COVID-19 (Filing Year 2020 – H1 2021)
Energy Monitor patent ownership data monitors the patent applicants in the sector after the COVID-19 outbreak.
Note: Application counts are based on publications. Patent applications which are not
published yet are not considered for analysis. Publication may take up to 18 months from
the application of patents.
Number of COVID-19 mentions in filings in the Energy sector: Q1 2020 – Q4 2021
Energy Monitor tracks thousands of companies and their annual and quarterly filings. Our analysis monitors the mentions of COVID-19 in those filings during the pandemic.
COVID-19 versus top 5 themes in Energy
Energy Monitor compares COVID-19 mentions in filings with other top themes in filings data over the past five years.
Top 10 companies with COVID-19 mentions in filings
Energy Monitor tracks which energy companies mention COVID-19 in filings the most over the past five years.
Jobs insights in the Energy sector during COVID-19
Energy Monitor monitors live energy company jobs postings to assess the impact of COVID-19 on the sector.
Job trends in the Energy sector
Jobs postings by energy companies after the outbreak. The COVID-19 jobs tracker in the energy sector looks at jobs posted, closed and active to assess the impact of the pandemic on sector jobs.
Most active companies: Jobs
Energy Monitor’s Energy jobs tracker lists energy companies with the most jobs posted during the COVID-19 period.
Energy influencer discussions on COVID-19
Energy Monitor tracks the mentions of COVID-19 by leading Energy influencers on Twitter. The chart indicates the volume of tweets and influencers pertaining to COVID-19.