“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 in Congressional hearing
A key component of President Biden’s infrastructure plan is addressing our energy needs and doing so in a way that does not continue to hurt the planet or public health. We are acutely aware of the massive impact the pandemic had on the energy sector – with oil going literally to below zero dollars per barrel for the first time – and are also acutely aware of our economy’s dependence on energy of some kind.
So, how do we move forward to address this conundrum?
Listen to this fascinating discussion with Lisa Jacobson, president of the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) and host Joan Michelson on how a silver lining in this crisis may be the critical clean energy innovation coming out of it, including millions of new, high-skilled jobs. (This was recorded under our previous name, Green Connections Radio.)
- 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.</li
- 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
Read my article on these issues in Forbes here too.
You’ll also want to listen to:
- 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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