The coronavirus pandemic collapsed demand for energy, with oil prices plunging into negative territory briefly in late April. But as the world looks toward recovery, will this break the global addiction to fossil fuels, or will the “new normal” end up looking much like the old one? How can we accelerate the rise in renewable energy sources to meet urgent global demand throughout the recovery? How will businesses with global operations adapt to support this transformation? And could a green recovery provide the necessary boost to strengthen commitment to climate goals the world so badly needs?
Ivan Penn, The New York Times’ energy correspondent, will moderate a discussion on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 1:30 p.m. E.T. He will be joined by: Nigel Topping, U.K. High-Level Climate Action Champion for COP26, Kingsmill Bond, an energy strategist at Carbon Tracker, Mary Anne Hitt, National Director of Campaigns for the Sierra Club, Salvatore Bernabei, C.E.O. of Enel Green Power, David Hardy, C.E.O. of Offshore North America, Orsted, Jessica O. Matthews, Founder and C.E.O. of Uncharted Power, and Meredith Adler, Executive Director for Student Energy.
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