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Coronavirus stimulus packages should include climate conditions

The coronavirus will send shockwaves that could transform the entire energy system. While many fear that the disruption of supply chains and availability of finance will stunt the momentum of the energy transition, the lessons-learned from the pandemic could lead to several opportunities that could shift a global mentality towards green energy. The key barrier to this momentum progressing, or even growing, will be how successful fossil-fuel addicts are in pushing coal, oil or gas, as the solution to reverse the economic downturn as a result of the virus. The Czech Republic’s prime minister was not shy this week in maintaining his country’s desire to continue business-as-usual with fossil fuels, campaigning for the EU to abandon its $1 trillion Green…

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