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The future of electricity after the corona-virus crisis

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

The coronavirus crisis and the indispensable role of electricity

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has given rise to an unprecedented international crisis. It has had serious impacts on global economic activity and resulted in recovery efforts through stimulus packages from countries across the globe.

In most countries electricity provide an indispensable role in our everyday life. As most people are locked in their homes and are teleworking to make social distancing work. We are witnessing a society which has become dependent on digital technology and the energy used to power this digital technology we take for granted today is none other than electricity.

Access to electricity is critical in order to fight this pandemic as medical equipment and emergency services depend on them. The future of electricity after the coronavirus crisis will evolve as this crisis has taught us the extensive and expanding role that electricity plays in our everyday life.

The future of electricity and our economic recovery

The future of electricity and our economic recovery after the coronavirus crisis depends on meeting the long term carbon reduction goals to avoid climate change and to bring back sustainable economic growth.

We should harness the power of clean energy sources like renewable energy to bring back sustainable economic growth. We have to transition ourselves and commit to clean energy through pursuing energy efficiency policies that have already been successful in creating jobs, reducing energy costs and protecting the environment for the future.

The future of electricity after the coronavirus crisis depends on our ability to individually and at government level to prioritize the use of sustainable clean energy sources and to better protect ourselves from future environmental and economic crisis.

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