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Like a bat out of hell part five: Climate policy post-Covid

The fifth in a five-part series from the BRG energy and climate practice looks at how the pandemic will accelerate the energy transition, not derail it

Rumours of the death of energy transition and climate change policies at the hands of the pandemic have been greatly exaggerated, as will become increasingly clear over the coming years. In fact, the fundamentals point to exactly the opposite conclusion: the economic effects of the crisis will accelerate—not derail—the climate-change imperative for energy transition. These economic developments are likely under current climate-change policies, even without additional stimulus from intensified national and international policies. However, lockdowns and social distancing policies will also create urgent fiscal and employment imperatives for energy transition and green energy policies such as



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