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COVID-19 (coronavirus)

This page displays all of the information that we have collected about COVID-19 and it’s impact on the energy industry.

Solar

How green will the world recover from COVID-19?

Cleantech challenges and opportunities and continued support for green startups Delft, The Netherlands, 6 May 2020 — As the COVID-19 pandemic wreaks havoc among entrepreneurs and international business, early stage start-ups and the cleantech sector...
Light Switch

Ohio energy utilities gear up to resume service disconnections

Impacts will fall disproportionately on low-income customers and people of color, affordable housing advocates say. Even as Ohio energy regulators recognized the ongoing COVID-19 emergency in an Aug. 12 order, the state's energy utilities have been...
Beach

Heat wave drives up crowds, strains California’s power grid

Californians packed beaches, lakes and recreation areas Sunday to seek relief from a record heat wave that strained the electricity grid and threatened to trigger a third round of rolling power outages. The heat wave...
Classroom

Clean energy developer offering COVID-19 support to Oklahoma school district

Last week, developer ALLETE Clean Energy announced a $50,000 grant in partnership with GE Renewable Energy and Wanzek to the Mill Creek School District in Mill Creek, Oklahoma. ALLETE Inc owns ALLETE Clean Energy along with Minnesota...

Upward E-mobility: Transportation electrification in a changed world

How climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Black Lives Matter movement are interrelated. Climate change is one of humanity's most important long-term problems, and transportation electrification or e-mobility is widely recognized as an essential...
Microsoft

Hydrogen Council adds new members including Microsoft and Baker Hughes

The global coalition pushing for a power generation transition to zero carbon hydrogen has added a list of big corporate names to its membership. The Hydrogen Council announced 11 new members, including Microsoft, Baker Hughes,...

How utilities expanded customer payment options in a crisis

As the COVID-19 pandemic advanced from a health crisis to a financial crisis, organizations across industries had to re-evaluate key aspects of their business models to maintain critical cash flow. From a health perspective,...

Exelon takes STEM Academy for female students virtual this time around

Exelon is not letting COVID-19 stop its push for helping young women develop careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The Chicago-based utility holding company's non-profit Exelon Foundation is bringing back its annual STEM Innovation Leadership...
Candles

Lebanon’s rising power cuts add to gloom of economic crisis

Lebanese are buying candles in bulk, turning to traditional kerosene lamps and throwing away rotten food because of prolonged power cuts that plunged the country into darkness this week, adding to the gloom of a deepening economic...
ConEd COVID19

Energy Cast Podcast: ConEd offers insight on COVID-19 management

Energy Cast is a podcast featuring some of the top experts across all links in the energy industry chain, including electric vehicles, renewables, generation and more! Jay Dauenhauer created the show and has...