In this ongoing series of blog posts, Kleinman Center researchers explore the impacts of today's COVID-19 pandemic on the energy world.
The COVID Carbon Crunch
May 13, 2020
Amid the COVID pandemic, the world is experiencing a dramatic drop in carbon emissions. Tools like carbon markets could help assure that some of these reductions are maintained as the global economy recovers and reopens.
Even before the pandemic, transit ridership in the U.S. was on a downward slope. Can this vulnerable system rebound?
The COVID-19 pandemic is revealing how governments respond to a global crisis. What lessons can it teach us about climate change?
A Viral Response to Climate Change
April 17, 2020
We are about to run a national pandemic experiment on prayer versus policy. And one that we shouldn't replicate for the climate crisis.
When Emission Reductions Aren’t Sustainable
April 15, 2020
An unexpected consequence of the pandemic is a drop in air pollution. But how should we be thinking about the relationship between emissions and COVID?
The COVID-19 is an example of another natural disaster made more severe and more likely by unsustainable resource and energy use.
Bailout or Subsidy: Oil in the Age of Pandemic
March 31, 2020
COVID-19 is disrupting all sectors of the global economy, including the oil industry. How should the government respond amid growing concerns over demand and storage?