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COVID-19 and Climate: The Future of Energy

After decades spent trying to reach 100 million barrels of daily production, the oil industry is devastated from the sudden evaporation of demand. Renewables are also taking a big hit with projections that half of America’s solar workers will lose their jobs. Federal relief packages are bailing out airlines and public transportation, while excluding any help for clean energy.

What are the energy impacts of the COVID-19 recession? How will this reshape use of renewables and hydrocarbons in the years to come? Join us for a conversation with Jason Bordoff, founding director of Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy, Amy Harder, energy and climate change reporter at Axios, Scott Jacobs, CEO & co-founder of Generate Capital, and Julia Pyper, co-host of the Political Climate Podcast.


This program is generously supported by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and a collaborative of local funders and donors. We are grateful for their support and hope others will follow their example to support the Club during these uncertain times.

May 6, 2020

United States

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Jason Bordoff

Founding Director, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University

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Amy Harder

Energy and Climate Change Reporter, Axios

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Scott Jacobs

CEO & CO-Founder, Generate Capital

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Julia Pyper

Co-Host, Political Climate Podcast

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Greg Dalton

Founder and Host, Climate One