This week we're looking at how the coronavirus could accelerate or decelerate the energy transition.

We’re facing an oil shock amid a pandemic, supply chains are still in disarray, economic gears are grinding to a near halt, and countries are scrambling to put stimulus packages in place. How will this shape the energy system?

We’re going to break the conversation into three parts: the impact on fossil fuels and renewables; long-term prospects for decarbonization; and a blueprint for a low-carbon stimulus.

Where will the money go when this is all over? Could clean energy have the advantage over fossil energy from investors and governments?

Recommended reading:

  • GTM: Could the Oil Price Collapse Drive More Investment Into Renewables?

  • GTM: For Wind and Solar Sectors, Biggest Coronavirus Risk May Be a Damaged Economy

  • Business Insider: Coronavirus Stunts Clean Energy Growth

  • WSJ: Oil Markets Point to Lasting Glut of Crude

  • E&E News: Senate GOP Eyes Energy Aid in Response to Market Fallout

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