Sustainable Energy Access during COVID-19: Time for Collaboration not Heroes

Released on 8 June 2020

In the wake of this pandemic, the role of sustainable energy solutions has come to the forefront with many governments declaring energy an essential service. Now more than ever, it is clear that access to sustainable energy is essential, especially, in regards to building a robust response and recovery to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The sustainable energy sector has been prone to respond positively and quickly. But one must recognize that, with a few notable exceptions, this has mostly taken place in a poorly coordinated way.

In this Op-Ed, the author lists several recommendations as a crying call for the sustainable energy market ecosystem to efficiently support the global response to and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic in efficient and sound manner.