“The Covid-19 pandemic has created the biggest shock to the global energy system since at least World War II…Renewables are the only energy source that will grow in 2020.”  David Turk, International Energy Agency Testifying on Capitol Hill June 2020

We could not get through this pandemic – or run our national or global economies – without energy. Literally. Energy kept hospitals taking care of patients, kept essential services like grocery stores and pharmacies open, kept first responders equipped to respond and transport patients to medical care and communities.  Yet, the energy sector is reeling under the weight of this pandemic, with travel at a complete standstill and offices and businesses shuttered.

Yet, clean energy is a bright spot, even though it’s also lost 600,000 jobs in this crisis. Listen to this fascinating discussion with Lisa Jacobson, president of the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) on Green Connections Radio podcast on how a silver lining in this crisis may be the critical clean energy innovation coming out of it.

You’ll hear:

  • How clean energy is a bright spot in this crisis, even as it takes a hit economically.
  • Why this pandemic-economic crisis is driving much-needed clean energy innovation and infrastructure.
  • Creative, bipartisan legislation that could ramp up these changes and help us keep the clean air and water we’ve seen during this pandemic.
  • Steps you can take in your own world today – including voting for candidates across government in every election, including the presidency, who support clean energy and the environment.
  • Plus, important career advice from a woman proving that you can make a difference and do well at the same time…. and more.

“Go for it! Do your research on organizations, share your passion and be persistent. (Renewable energies) are the growth sectors.” Lisa Jacobson on Green Connections Radio podcast

Read my article on this in Forbes here too.

You’ll also want to listen to:

  • Adrienne Little, Malta, a Google X spin-off developing energy from salt
  • Lynn Abramson, Clean Energy Business Network (a division of BCSE) on small business and energy needs and policy.
  • Rachel Gutter, President of the International Well Building Institute, on questions to ask before you go back into your workplace.
  • Michelle Wyman, Executive Director of National Council of Science and the Environment on how to talk to policymakers about science to keep science in policy decisions.

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