The answers lie in what sectors of the economy have shut down and expectations of recovery later in the year. The answers are rooted in how emissions forecasts are developed, the way our energy system is structured and how the pandemic is causing an economic free fall that differs from previous recessions. The pandemic underscores the need to make clean energy affordable for developing parts of the world.
By Benjamin Storrow. E&E News (Scientific American). April 24, 2020.