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Powering Post-COVID-19 Resilient Recovery with Green Stimulus   [open pdf - 833KB]

From the Introduction: "As the coronavirus (COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019]) pandemic spread globally in early 2020, many governments enacted lockdown measures as an initial containment response. These lockdowns, while effective in slowing infection rates, have also had substantial economic consequences. A series of supply and demand shocks, workforce and supply chain disruptions, and other impacts of the pandemic and ensuing lockdowns have upended the livelihoods for much of the world's population. The International Monetary Fund estimates, as of this writing, that global growth in 2020 will contract -4.4%. Other thought leaders anticipate that before the disease runs its course, COVID-19 will likely lead to a fundamental restructuring for many major economies. [...] This factsheet focuses on mid-term recovery and long-term planning to address the following question: 'What economic recovery solutions following the COVID-19 pandemic can support power sector resilience, support future growth, decarbonize electricity generation, and strengthen the power sector against future threats?'"

Report Number:
NREL/TP-7A40-78782; National Renewable Energy Laboratory/Technical Paper-7A40-78782
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2021-03
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Public Domain
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National Renewable Energy Laboratory: https://www.nrel.gov/
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